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Thursday, October 06, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.

All the keys to accessing the labor market, at the URJC

A day has analyzed the modalities of access to a job, as well as the tools that URJC students have at their disposal.

Raúl García Hémonnet/Editor

Getting a decent job, one that makes one feel fulfilled, seems to be no easy task for today's young generations.

The Rey Juan Carlos University, in its firm commitment to the employability of its students, has organized this past Tuesday a journey in which the keys to access the labor market have been broken down. The URJC is the Madrid university with the highest employability in 4 of the 5 branches of knowledge.

The event was divided into two parts. The first, in the morning, in which the attendees were able to learn about the recruitment process from the hand of onhunters, a 'headhunter' company, as well as how to know what elements they take into account, the filters they make or prepare a CV by putting in value the strengths of the person who presents it. There was also space to learn in depth how to deal with the interview, especially by videoconference. Outstanding mention went to the job search for people with disabilities through the APADIS Foundation, explaining to the audience gathered in the auditorium of the Madrid campus Library the mechanisms that this group has at their disposal to access the Work market.

"We wanted to offer the student a complete vision of the subject, with a more theoretical session and a more practical one in which different professionals have shown different ways of accessing employment," says Carmen de la Orden, professor at the Department of Economics of the Company and director of these II Conference.

In the afternoon session, a journey was made between the various opportunities in the world of work. The attendees were able to learn, hand in hand with the experience of the speakers, all the details of the different ways of accessing employment through paid work in private companies, oppositions for positions in the Public Administration or the career academic to work as a university professor. Also how to exercise a liberal profession as a freelancer or start small businesses.

In addition, this part of the day included the participation of a URJC graduate who recounted his experience as a young employee in the financial sector. "He is a very committed student with what was his university and wanted to contribute his vision of employment in this sector", indicated the director of the conference.

The URJC, with the employment of its graduates

The afternoon was also the time to publicize all the tools that the URJC makes available to students. The person in charge of the URJC Employment Exchange, Cristina Martínez Sola, explained that the university offers personalized, free and highly specialized advice. A "total support to the student", in the words of the director of the day. In addition, this service allows you to create a CV where the added value is displayed. Martínez Sola's intervention reflected the URJC's commitment to supporting its students' exit from the labor market.

The event, which emerged from the combination of several previous activities, was made possible thanks to the support of the Office of the Vice President for Campus Community, Culture and Sports.

"The conference has served to value what it means to be a graduate in terms of positions within companies, salary levels, the wide possibilities of professional opportunities, etc.", pointed out the director of the event, who He thanked the entire university community for their support in organizing it, "from the Vice-Rector's Office (mentioned), the Dean's Office, colleagues from the Department of Business Economics, IT, Administration and Services (PAS) and cafeteria staff."