How To Find Work in Finland

If you are looking for work in Finland and if you want your work application to be taken approvingly you should to consider all national differences.

Before you start packing your bags and kissing your mother or sweetheart goodbye, realize this - looking for work in Finland, demands more than writing your Finnish CV in another language, it needs detailed preparation.

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

Applying for work in Finland has changed considerably over the past few 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 Finnish permanent resident or citizen), who intends to work in Finland is typically required to possess a work permit or other authorisation to legally do so.

art_warning Work In FinlandMost visits to Finland 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.

Language can be a major obstacle in getting work in Finland. Unless you speak Finnish or Swedish fluently, your choices are limited to international companies and special areas such as engineering, IT or independent work.

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 in a language that is not your native tongue could prove a lot more difficult than you might expect.

Most Finnish businesspeople speak English and/or German. There are many positions in Finland that require professionals who are fluent in English and who can speak Finnish or Swedish at the business conversation level. A sound working knowledge of the local language is considered necessary to cope with daily office life and life outside work.

Online work search resources are expanding quickly. With the high level of Internet usage in Finland, the Internet is now the best place to access work information. However, in effective work search, you should complement online work search by methods that are more traditional, because work in Finland is advertised in different ways and some work is not advertised in traditional forms at all.

More than 70% of all work in Finland is not advertised and is filled through referrals or 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 available on the Internet. An applicant who already has a specific idea of where s/he would like to work can apply to these companies directly.

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To find the work in Finland, simply type keywords into the mitä/what box describing the kind of job you want, and enter a town, city or state in the missä/where box. Then click the Etsi/Find button or hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

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

monster.fi, studentwork.fi, saleshunters.fi, mol.fi, careerbuilder.no, fh-ansbach.de, europa.eu, experteer.com, justlanded.com, pdpersonnel.fi, minedu.fi, uratie.fi, uraopas.fi, finitec.fi, society.e-logistyka.pl, jobs2web.com, careers-jobs.eu, jobcontactor.fi, europa-jobs.com, taik.fi, talentway.fi, intelligem.fi, wakaru.fi, thecareerengineer.com, getitllc.com, karriereguiden.no, k-maatalous.fi, uta.fi, samheadhunting.fi, helsinki.fi, efinancialcareers.fi and hundreds more.


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

art_tip Work In Finland

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

art_tip Work In FinlandWrite 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 Finland Info

We hope that you found work in Finland and you got the Finnish work permit and also the Finnish visa. So, start preparing for the Finnish 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 Finland!

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