How to hunt for a high-level job

The higher the level candidates have reached, the more difficult it is to change jobs and to find something locally appealing as the Slovak market lacks headquarter level jobs.

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This article was published in the Career & Employment Guide 2020, our special annual publication focused on the labour market, human resources and education.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty is the only firm point in the market. Despite that, try to imagine a “business as usual” market situation.

The Slovak economy and labour market are dominated by the automotive sector. The automotive sector in its wider definition is therefore still the most sensible choice for executives with a relevant background. Slovakia is proud to be the biggest car producer per capita worldwide, but this also means the country is heavily dependent on the automotive sector.

Luckily the central European automotive cluster has grown and become complex, and thus strong enough to balance any potential market drop. An executive role in the automotive sector thus still seems to be a good choice, at least for the next few years.

Another promising sector is the mechanical engineering sector, especially in companies that have their own local R&D activities and are, ideally, part of some corporation.

These companies may not be as visible as those from the automotive sector but nevertheless are much more promising and “job safer”.

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