Are There Jobs for Young People?

The 15th generation of the Learn, Think and Act! training for young leaders completed their final, tenth module, focused on Job searching. The participants learned how to write a CV and cover letter, and how to behave during a job interview. They left the training with some basic information about the labor market in Bosnia and Herzegovina, what employers are looking for, which jobs are in high demand, and what the statistics are. Using what they learned, the participants analyzed their current position on the labor market, and the skills they need to hone to get the job they want.

Several participants already had some work experience, or had previously looked for a job. This module helped them analyze what they did well and what they need to improve on, while others had a chance to learn about the challenges on the labour market.

In this module, Coffee Time was hosted by two successful young people whose stories are inspiring examples of actively creating opportunities instead of waiting on them.

Almedin Beganović, is a former UMiD 11 participant and current innovator and entrepreneur whose team designed the first SOS bracelet TraceBrace. The prototype was developed during a hackathon held by UN Women, where Almedin and his team won first place. The most important message for the participants was that successful people are not born but made – they use every failure to grow and learn.

On the second day, we welcomed another young entrepreneur – Ismar Lačević, founder of an IT company that designs digital solutions. Ismar developed a digital business card called Adam – a modern replacement for traditional printed business cards. Adam goes beyond a digital card and offers a complete digitalization of the business card sharing process. It renders physical copies of business cards redundant by storing all business cards into an app. The biggest lesson from these events was that young leaders have to be able to recognize problems in their communities and think about how they’d go about solving them. Ismar thinks it’s definitely possible to succeed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, if we’re focused on solving problems.

The tenth module is the final module in this training. All the participants who meet the required criteria will be able to sit the final exam – the last step before receiving a certificate of completion. After the test, the participants will be awarded certificates during a ceremony marking the formal end of the UMiD training.



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