SLOVAK university students and graduates think they have a lot to offer to prospective employers, according to the First Steps into the Labour Market survey, carried out among students across central Europe by accountancy firm Deloitte. It polled students and graduates, most of them studying business, in 11 countries. The Pravda daily reported that usually, it is people in their thirties who have high self-esteem concerning their professional skills.
Pravda quoted social analyst Sylvia Porubänová as saying that low self-evaluation only affects middle-aged and elderly people and is connected with lower education. Young people have been raised in a different environment and conditions, she added.
“The current generation of university students has ... high to excessive self-confidence,” Porubänová said. “They have the same way of living as their foreign peers and sometimes they lack self-reflection, which is linked with lack of life experiences.”
As for salary, graduates in Slovakia said they would like to get €767 net as their initial monthly salary, €150 more than two years ago. The average Slovak net salary for 2012 was €622. Slovenians expect the highest monthly net salary, €1,007, followed by Czechs with €880 and then Slovaks.