10 Best Tips to Find a Job in Finland – Suomen Ekonomit
By Nina Juhava (Career Coach at the Finnish Business School Graduates)
Roughly around 60–80 % jobs are hidden. The hidden job market is a term used to describe jobs that are not advertised or posted online. We, The Finnish Business School Graduates, offer help and current tips to finding a job in Finland.
What can you do to find a hidden job? The most effective way to get a job is to utilize your own networks. So do the employers! Here are my 10 best tips for that.
- Make yourself findable. Share extensively your past experiences and compile future ideas. Tell more about what you would like to do in the future and what are you interested in. Emphasize your future goals also in your CV – especially if you would like to make a career move and not do same things anymore. Your LinkedIn profile should reflect where you want to go – your future.
- Make an introduction video of yourself.
- Follow people and companies, like, share and comment others´ publications.
- Publish your own articles.
- Make a list of people who could help you. Who knows companies or business fields that you are interested in? Write down 20 names (fellow students, co-workers, ex co-workers etc.) and contact them as soon as possible. And most importantly, include people you do not know yet, but would like to know: for instance people who have done bold career moves, someone you think has an interesting career or someone who is doing something you appreciate and would like to see yourself doing too.
- Contact three of those people in your list and arrange a meeting.
- Make a TOP 20 company list, that include companies you would like to work for. Determine your own selection criteria beforehand:
- a) Interests and motivation: What do you like? Fields of industry, products, services, numbers, customers…
- b) Competences and strengths: Are you able to use yours in this company?
- c) Personal working style: How do you want to work?
- d) Values: What do you believe in?
- Get to know employers at recruitment events. There are always tens of organizations presenting job opportunities.
- Follow career sites:
- thehub.fi (start-up jobs)
+ 10 Remember as an international job seeker, that: What is your personal unique or supreme competence mix? International experience, rare language skills, cultural knowledge, different angle to see or solve problems?
Which are the companies that have connections or that export to or import from your home country?
Which companies have already hired professionals with international background?
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