In the labor market, top managers have the best job mobility

7.12.2017 | The article summarizes results of the research, which examines the possibilities of job mobility according to competency models of individual job positions.

When teenagers decide which way their life should go, they may not even realize that it will affect their entire lives. On the other hand, it is not a final decision. Although they choose a career, they can move to a different profession at any age. However it is not always easy. It is easier for top managers or lawyers. It is worse for people working in production, because they are bound by specific activity.

The bigger knowledge, the better choice

If someone is trained as a confectioner, it is difficult for them to switch for example to healthcare. In this case, they must look for retraining courses, enroll in a nursing school, get further education and experience. However a new start is not always easy. Czech scientists have recently dealt with the analysis of requirements for job positions in this country. In an extensive survey, they found that management skills, knowledge of law and languages, the basics of marketing and economics are important preconditions for mobility across the labor market. As a result, managers can also be employed in other areas.

           People with a broad qualification profile have a high potential. Experience in managing a work team is also appreciated, as it opens the way to lower management positions in other areas. The high number of shared features of job positions thus takes place not only in top management, but also in legal services, education and schooling, chemistry and food industry, or economics and corporate finance. Other places are occupied by pharmacy, quality and quality control or construction. On the other hand, administration, manufacturing and industry, sales and trade, engineering, purchasing, services and banking hit the bottom places.

A manager copes with everything

           When you decide to change your job, it is best to stay in the business according to the research. The most homogeneous areas are pharmacy, information technologies, quality and quality control, law services or science and research. The least homogeneous are state and public administration, services or clerical work. Individual job positions in these areas differ.

           Inter-areas fluctuation follows from shared features with other job positions. For example, if someone decides to change their field, management, legal services, chemistry and food, education and schooling are closest to each other. Fluctuation is possible in high and middle management, among others, in logistics, transport or purchasing.

           This can be presented on lawyers who have chances in the field of legal services and related positions in state administration. Even graduates of pedagogical disciplines do not actually work in education, but seek employment elsewhere. It is important that workers focus on such knowledge and skills that enable them to fluctuate in the labor market.