• Erika Varga Szent István University
  • Zoltán Szira Szent István University
Keywords: employability; competence; skills; labour market; success; appreciation


The subject of the present paper, among others, is to illustrate what employability means and what key business and personal competencies (can) enhance the success of employees and their competitiveness in the labour market together with some personality traits that have a powerful impact on hiring.

Aim of research: An answer is also sought to the question of how competencies have been transformed, how their role was appreciated and re-evaluated and what skills and abilities are no longer necessary to be successful in the labour market versus the ones that were not required previously, but have become indispensable these days.

Result of research: An overview of the current Hungarian labour market situation and specialities was given on the basis of our primary research.

Conclusions: The present analysis contains the correlation between employability and (personal) competencies.


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