Difficulties in finding a legal, well-paid job within the country are major factors pushing target populations to seek job opportunities abroad, making them susceptible to trafficking. Thus, one of the key components of IOM activities is prevention, which includes but not limited to promotion of safe job-seeking practices and trainings for the representatives of risk group, in particular students and graduates of schools and vocational technical schools, university students and the unemployed. These practices and trainings aim to provide people with practical advice on how to improve their economical situation in a safe manner without falling for risky job offers and on how to obtain employment opportunities in their cities/towns, respectively.
The trainings are conducted basing on the manual on safe job seeking trainings which comprises 7 sections on introduction, job-seeking skills, technologies of candidates selection, self-presentation and job interview, an attractive interview, legal issues and computer skills, which will provide the trainees with theoretical and practical support in job search.
The trainings are supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The first training has already been conducted for the school pupils in Grodno. It is planned that trainings will be conducted in all regions of the Republic of Belarus till the end of June 2015.
As the result of the trainings the trainees will develop skills in demand, be able to identify job opportunities suitable for them, complete a job application form and participate in a job interview successfully.