How To Find Work in Denmark

If you are looking for work in Denmark and if you want your work application to be taken in all seriousness you are required to consider all national differences.

Before you start packing your bags and kissing your mom or sweetheart goodbye, realize this - searching for work in Denmark, demands more than just the obvious Danish CV writing and translation, it requires careful preparation.

You should to show that you are flexible, culturally sensitive, able to adapt to new circumstances and cultures, and that you possess some commitment and motivation (for the job, not the location!).

Applying for work in Denmark has changed dramatically over the past couple of years, thanks to mass CV distribution services, online recruitment databases and opportunities to email work search applications.

A foreign individual (i.e., one who is not a Danish permanent resident or citizen), who intends to work in Denmark is typically required to possess a work permit or other authorisation to legally do so.

art_warning Work In DenmarkMost visits to Denmark are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.

Danish is the official language but English is widely spoken and understood. Many Danes also speak German and/or French. There are many positions that require professionals who are fluent in English and who can speak Danish at the business conversation level. There are exceptions within some technical areas i.e. IT industry and in the tourism industry. Within recent years, many Danish companies adopted English as their corporate language. Not speaking Danish will not necessarily hurt you.

Many people believe that having studied the foreign language at school or college means you are able to speak that language – but do not be mistaken. Having to convince your boss or pass an interview in language that is not your native tongue could prove a lot more difficult than you might expect.

In comparison with other European countries, Denmark is one of the most progressive when it comes to equality between men and women. To find work in Denmark is not easy and takes a great deal of time.

With the high level of Internet usage in Denmark, the Internet is now the best place to access employment information. It is always best to use as many different work search sources as possible to find open positions. This includes national, regional, local, government, college, university and company websites. Speculative applications are often successful in Denmark.

In effective search for work in Denmark, you should complement online work search by methods that are more traditional because work in Denmark is advertised in different ways and some of Danish jobs are not advertised in traditional forms at all. More than half of all jobs in Denmark is not advertised. They are filled through referrals or obtained through networking. We refer to this as the "hidden job market" and it is a very important aspect in the work search process.

Employment agencies are present in major cities and are also available on the Internet.

Search for work in Denmark using the most powerful job search engine on the Internet!

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To search for a work in Denmark, simply type keywords into the hvad/what box describing the kind of job you want, and enter a city, a province or postal code in the hvor/where box. Then click the Find button or hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

Careerjet searches for work in Denmark on all of the major job boards, newspaper sites, niche industry sites and corporate job sites. Those include:

monster.dk, stepstone.dk, ms.dk, jobbank.dk, go.dk, html.dk, job-support.dk, ofir.dk, sydjob.dk, job-i-staten.dk, jobnet.dk, jobselect.dk, sdu.dk, ku.dk, ofir.dk, aau.dk, experteer.com, beyond.com, jobfinder.dk, nordjyskejob.dk, ec.europa.eu, cultivator.dk, unwire.dk, jobeasy.dk, euni.de, workindenmark.dk, futurelab.dk, jobworld.dk, medrek.dk, statoil.dk, version2job.dk, computerfutures.com and hundreds more.


art_remember Work In DenmarkYou may search for your work in Denmark right now, but when you find some you must apply for them with your current CVs and cover letters.

art_tip Work In Denmark

If you have a problem with your CV writing, instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use:

art_tip Work In DenmarkWrite a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for interview. If your cover letter writing is poor, use:

Other Work in Denmark Info

We hope that you found work in Denmark and you got the Danish visa with the Danish work permit too. So, start preparing for the Danish interview and get the work you want.

In addition, on job search, visas, work permits, cover letters, CVs & resumes, job interviews and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with your work in Denmark!

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