Costa Rica Needs Engineers and Salespeople

Engineers in different specialties, sales representatives and administrative assistants, who are all fluent in English, are those most in demand.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Talent Shortage Survey, conducted by ManpowerGroup Costa Rica among 620 employers, found that in the case of university courses "engineering (with their different emphases) is the only one that stands out in the list of jobs in demand this year ... ", reported

ManpowerGroup's study and another carried out by the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (Cinde) show that being a graduate is not the only requirement for employment, as complementary skills are the qualities sought by employers, which include languages ​​(English, Portuguese or Mandarin), certifications in plans or knowledge in customer services.

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