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Change your employment status, Zagreb workshop

“Change your (employment) status” workshop organized by Open Media Group (OMG) held on April 24 at the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts within the EU project “Iz doma na svoje!”, provided young people from children’s homes without adequate parental care with the opportunity to acquire important knowledge on the first steps in their working careers in companies and private businesses.

“Change your (employment) status” workshop organised by Open Media Group (OMG) held on April 24 at the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts within the EU project “Iz doma na svoje!”, provided young people from children’s homes without adequate parental care with the opportunity to acquire important knowledge on the first steps in their working careers in companies or private businesses.
The project “Iz doma na svoje” was presented by a member of OMG Management Board, Anita Juka, and following the introduction given on behalf of the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts as workshop host and project partner by the head of Public Relations Snježana Tomić, lecturers from Kaufland’s Human Resources Ana Zrinski and Martina Trslić taught young people how to write a good resume, how to use social networks in the search for employment, how to present oneself successfully in the first interview, how to act professionally and responsibly on the job and everything else a person should know about employment rights and obligations.
Subsequently, successful business owners gave these young people a series of practical information and useful advice about their occupations and business ownership in general.
The owner of the Zagreb hair salon “Beauty”, Spomenka Krebsz, emphasised the importance of life-long learning, education and specialisation that can make young people more competitive on the labour market. She also added that success was only possible with great sacrifices and effort, as well as belief in your own ability.
Speaking about his Bag Manufacturing Company Rešetić-Vuk, business owner Miljenko Vuk encouraged young people to be innovative in everything they do and explained that private businesses are crucial for economic development. They are rare oases that persevered through the economic crisis due to their rational operation.
Both business owners answered questions young people asked about their beginnings, plans, working hours, loans, and the limits of their business and personal lives in practice. At the end of the workshop “Informative hiring programme” was announced. The event is to be held on June 13, 2012 in Zagreb, when young people will be able to apply the things they learned in the workshop in their first job interviews with potential employers.
OMG organised the workshop in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts and supported by the Ministry of Social Politics and Youth, and the EU Information Centre provided the materials on the opportunities offered by the European Union for young people.

18.05.2012