Jan 08, 2019 - 04:01 PM
If your goal is to secure an entry-level computer science position, you might first consider taking some classes that will enable you to reorient yourself with the skills you need to secure a position. Since you are already in receipt of a degree, you need to consider what you will gain by pursuing another degree without recent practical experience in the area you wish to pursue. An option worth considering is securing an entry-level position and completing courses (either self-directed or through an academic institution) where you can learn new skills and improve on existing skills.
Once you have some experience under your belt, you can consider pursuing a master’s degree to advance your career or deepen your computer science knowledge. Of course, if you have the time, finances, and burning desire to go get your M. Tech after a three-year-gap, by all means, go for it!
Do know this: Securing an additional degree is not a guarantee of employment. In a field like computer science, practical training and work experience are critically important in advancing your knowledge. Whatever you decide, make sure you review all of your options to determine the best path forward.
Aug 20, 2018 - 04:47 PM
First of all, not all M. Tech degrees will increase your chances of job success. The reputable programs that enhance a resume also tend to have a competitive application process. Consider whether you qualify for a good M. Tech program rather than taking any program that will accept you.
Second, if your only reason for considering an M. Tech is that you don't know what else to do with yourself, you may want to explore some other options for handling your employment gap and making yourself a more attractive job candidate.
Take a hard look at the potential reasons for your gap and try to address them. Perhaps you did not earn high enough grades in college, or otherwise lack sufficient qualifications. You can remedy this by completing a challenging independent project or taking a short course.