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Employment of Young People and Their Approaches to Find a Job

Katja Kokovnik and Gregor Jagodic
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Katja Kokovnik: International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia
Gregor Jagodic: International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia

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Abstract: Recruitment is one of the most important business functions, and it is part of Human Resource Management. From the recruitment field, we have focused on young job seekers who just entered the labour market, where they have to point out their competencies to convince potential employers. We highlighted the problem of working experience and the lack of it and described the competencies, knowledge and skills of young job seekers. The biggest obstacle they are facing is the lack of work experiences, lack of practical knowledge and work experiences they have from other fields but are unable to highlight them. However, their competitive advantages are fresh knowledge, usage of technology, foreign languages and the other skills. Based on different authors' opinions we described several methods on how young people seek for the employment and their approaches. Through the research, we wanted to verify authors' claims, which we mentioned in the theoretical part especially about the methods of the job search. Also, we wanted to know which competencies young job seekers mostly point out and which are their biggest motivators.

Keywords: young people; employment; job search; competences; motives for employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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