THREE out of five job interviews in Slovakia fail due to insufficient preparation by applicants, and four out of five CVs are discarded by potential employers due to their disorganised structure or lack of information. People who have not yet held a regular job, such as school-leavers, tend not to appreciate the importance of good preparation, statistics from recruitment agency Adecco suggest.
Aimed at helping the young graduates to find jobs, Adecco launched, for the first time in Slovakia, its programme AdeccoWay to Work. On April 30 its branches in Bratislava, Trnava, Žilina, and Košice opened their doors to applicants bearing CVs for inspection. Recruitment consultants helped to improve them and offered advice on what steps to take to find a job. While in general Slovaks tend to undersell themselves, current graduates are rather too self-confident, according to recruitment professionals.
“Graduates often disqualify themselves by having a CV that is not clearly arranged, or incomplete, with a lot of spelling mistakes. They also tend to have difficulty preparing a good-quality motivation letter,” Adecco director Bruna Beata Jakub said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
27. May 2013 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff