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Explore the labour market

About the labour market.

The labour market is a large playing field that is constantly in movement. When getting to know the labour market, it’s important to orient on and define what your own particular labour market is:

  • In which sector would you like to work?
  • Which fields of work appeal to you?
  • Which positions would suit you best?
  • What are your interests?
  • Which qualities and experiences would you like to put to good use?

In this section you can find general and more specific information about the labour market and how to organise your search for a suitable job. 

About the labour market
The labour market is changing rapidly. In times of Corona this is only more noticeable, but even before the pandemic this was already the case. Flexibilisation means shorter employment contracts and technological developments are moving so fast that we are not completely aware of tomorrow's jobs yet. What we do know is that certain competencies are becoming increasingly important. The changing labour market requires adaptability and the ability to quickly acquire information. Social skills are also becoming increasingly important.

Developments labour market
Various websites and reports describe the labour market developments:

European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC)
EMCC's ongoing monitoring work is complemented by more specific research projects in selected labour market thematic areas. Recently completed thematic work includes projects on new forms of employment, on youth entrepreneurship and on distribution of wages in Europe.

Global University Employability Ranking 2016
Universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2016.

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