It's not just new graduates who are in trouble; others are also complaining about how hard it is to find a job. This is a reflection of the fact that a significant percentage of Lao people have not benefited from the growing local and foreign investment and strong economic growth.So, why they don't get the job? First, yes, it is a lack of experience. Instead of just starting to work, people here study and study and study, focussing on certificates (which are worthless), but not on actual experience. Then, it is a total lack of reality check when it comes to salaries. College graduates demand way to much money considering the fact that they don't know anything (sometimes not even what the company they apply for a job is doing). And: Lack of motivation and dedication. If you think from the beginning the company ows you something, you may be on the wrong path. On the other hand, local companies also have to improve. They have to train and develop staff, supporting them ind trusting in them. Better business skills apply to bosses as well. But, help is coming:
Officials say one of the major challenges for job seekers is their lack of skills compared to people from other countries. The government has acknowledged the problem and increased its education budget, hoping to train more people so they can find jobs and benefit from the burgeoning economy.Sure, more budget means better education... what about just changing the curriculum?