An old Romanian expression says "the right man in the right place" to define, long before, what specialists call, today, adequate employment, human capital, efficiency and competitiveness.
In the current dynamic socio-economic environment, success on the labor market is complex and inconsistent. The formula for success is given by the sum of several terms such as: education, relevant professional experience, inspired career decisions, motivation, talent, time ... and a touch of luck. The boundary between success and failure is fragile and easy to cross, because the lack of a single defining term can throw us on the road to failure.
Our volume offers a collection of applied scientific research studies, anchored in the current Romanian work environment, regarding the characterization of success on the labor market. Successful professional life begins with enrolling and completing a complete educational path, in conditions of equality and equity and continues, naturally, with a job in adequate conditions, where the person's knowledge, skills, abilities fully correspond to those necessary to fulfill the tasks and responsibilities of the workplace, in order to obtain increased performances and productivity. The luckiest of us manage to study in prestigious international university centers and bring added value through their experiences and the vision that, properly capitalized, could propel them in the hierarchy of success. The less fortunate, however, remain in a disadvantaged position on the labor market, without occupying a job and without being integrated into a vocational education and training program. They are, in fact, the most vulnerable and most entitled to receive our support because, for them, failure in the labor market can quickly turn into failure.