How to Find Your Place on the Slovenian Labour Market?
“If you are looking for a job, then stop expecting for a perfect advertisement. Employers also should not wait for an ideal candidate,” Viviana Žorž from the Adecco Agency advises. According to her, searching mostly requires courage, sensible view of things, and the ability to compromise.
Adecco recommends that a young person, who is looking for his or her first job, should consider and properly evaluate all the possibilities. Adecco advises young people to select those profiles and professions that are in high demand in the coming years. These professions relate to the fields of science, technology, mathematics, IT (programmers, software developers, database administrators), the field of digital media (web developers, experts in digital-marketing and administrators of online communities), as well as occupations related to the environmental protection and the public health care.
Adapting to the Needs of the Economy as a Challenge
A list of the most popular professions in Slovenia has remained unchanged for several years, as noted in the Adecco’s recruiting forecast for 2017. These professions are financiers, accountants with international experience, sales managers, mechanical engineers and electrical engineers, design engineers, designers, experts in quality control, CNC-operators, mechanical worker, process engineers, founders, carpenters, specialists in mechatronics, metal workers, cooks and waiters.
Experts recommend to everyone, who is looking for a job or just chooses where to study, not to focus only on the today’s profession, since the transition to digital technologies will open up new professional horizons, which would require a qualitatively new level of knowledge and skills. “They will be linked to data processing and interpretation. Businesses will need experts who are able to integrate technical and business knowledge,” the representatives of the Adecco recruiting agency believe. Companies aimed to progress will be obliged to look for business opportunities abroad, so they will be guided by people who are able to establish intercultural relations and to sign contracts in other countries.
Companies will more actively seek the programmers and IT-specialists due to the development of digital technologies. New technologies often change the very essence of the production process, which is why everybody, including employees of mature age, should overcome the fear of “technology.”
Technical Skills Remain Among Priorities
Companies on the Slovenian market require mainly the employees with engineering qualification. Therefore, such candidates are easier to find a job than the humanitarians are.
“Humanitarians have to adapt to new conditions, to retrain and acquire skills that are in demand in the labour market. Applicants without experience, even with a PhD or Master’s degree will face a particularly stiff competition,” the Adecco predicts. Candidates with engineering education, on the other hand, now have an opportunity of choosing the most promising sphere for self-expression and a work that will contribute to their progress.
In addition to qualification, employers also pay attention to the personal qualities of the candidates. “Companies appreciate flexibility, ability to work both individually and in a team, and good communication skills,” the results of the Adecco surveys show.
Five Challenges for an Employee
– to be mobile,
– to acquire international experience,
– to build and strengthen international relations,
– to invest in training and to develop “soft” skills throughout one’s life,
– to progress in pace with the modern digital technologies.