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Students of Varna Free University - a step forward towards a successful career

16 November 2018

His book "Career or not? 10 Factors for a Successful Career Start ", presented to the students of Varna Free University, Nikolay Vasilev, managing partner of the investment company Expat Capital - the largest independent asset management company in Bulgaria.

The author is one of the popular Bulgarian politicians from the recent past - he consistently held the positions of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy (2001-2003), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport and Communications (2003-2005) and Minister of State Administration and Administrative Reform (2005-2009).

In 1994, he graduated in Economics from the University of Economics in Budapest, in 1995 - from the State University of New York with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance and Economics, and in 1997 he received a master's degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University (Waltham, USA) and Keio University (Tokyo, Japan).

As in his two latest books - Energy (2009) and "The Reformer's Menu" (2014) – publisher is again Ciela publishing house.

The book can be described as a collection of recommendations on how to prepare better for a successful career start. According to the author, it can be useful for readers of all ages and in all life roles – university and secondary school students, young professionals, but also lecturers, parents, employers.

In front of students and lecturers from Varna Free University, Nikolay Vasilev commented on the 10 factors for a successful career start presented in the book:
1. Language skills
2. Computer skills
3. Exchange programmes with foreign universities
4. Professional internships in the field of study
5. Professional internships abroad
6. Good CV
7. Preparation for an interview
8. Social networks, e-mail address
9. Career begins early and develops during a lifetime
10. Role of professional contacts. Networking