About this event
Kalundborg - Denmark
Denmark is full of beautiful places, but we think Kalundborg is special – and a great place to live, work and study. Around 49.000 people already live here, but thanks to the rapid growth in the area, there’s always room for more. So, whether you’re looking for your dream job, an affordable home, beautiful nature, family friendly beaches, good local food, wineries, cultural activities and rich mediaeval history – we have it all!
Kalundborg is a friendly community with welcoming networks and a plethora of exiting things to do for the whole family. So, no matter what interests and hobbies you have, you'll (almost certainly) find it here.
There are many benefits to living here, especially if you live close to your workplace. You can use the extra spare time with your family or on your favourite hobby or sport. You can enjoy a second cup of coffee in the morning, see your children off to school and save a lot of money not having to commute several hundred kilometres a week.
And Kalundborg is only an hour´s drive from the capital city of Copenhagen.
Kalundborg - The Biotech City
Also known as the Biotech City, Kalundborg plays a large part in driving growth in Denmark – an industrial hotspot within biotechnological production.
Our city is home to the world’s largest insulin production plant, the world’s largest enzyme production plant and the world leading industrial symbiosis. And that’s not all, here’s also many smaller companies and startups, a lively education hub and a unique community, working together to improve our local environment.
Kalundborg - Find your dream job
Kalundborg municipality’s historic growth isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
There are lots of opportunities to find your dream job or further your career. Unemployment is very low across all industries and whether you work in biotech, aged care, construction, administration or sales, you’ll often find available jobs in both the public and private sectors.
At the job fair you can find jobs within:
- Life Science
- Construction (skilled and highly qualified)
- And many others
We would love to welcome you to Kalundborg and hope you will join the upcoming fair.
Find jobs in Kalundborg here.
Find your next education in Kalundborg
The fair is not only for jobseekers. You can also find out more about studying in Kalundborg.
What educational directions can you take in Kalundborg and within what areas? Chat directly with representatives from the educational institutions and Consultants from the municipality of Kalundborg.
Find out more about Kalundborg here.
Prepare for your stay in Denmark, by reading our Workindenmark publications.
· Welcome to Denmark
Workindenmark’s guide, "Welcome to Denmark” contains information for New Citizens about Danish Society as well as useful information which can make it easier for you to settle into professional and private life in Denmark. The guide can be downloaded or ordered in paper via Workindenmark.
· Live and Work in Denmark
Do you want more information on living and working in Denmark? We have collected the most essential tips and information for you here.
· Make it work in Denmark
Meet 7 expats currently working and living in Denmark. They share their experiences about working and living in Denmark to inspire others who are considering relocating to Denmark.
Dannebrogsgade 3, 1.
5000 Odense C
Phone: +45 72 22 33 00
Apply to get your relocation costs covered
EU Financial Support Scheme for Job Seekers
If you are a citizen or resident of EU, Norway or Iceland, you may receive financial support for job interviews or relocation from the EU
Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS) is an EU mobility scheme with the aim to increase mobility of workers and match those to employers with shortages in EU. Target groups are jobseekers aged 18 or older and employers from an EU country, Norway or Iceland.
If you are interested in TMS and aged 18-35
If you are interested in TMS and aged 35+
TMS age 35+ offer:
- job interview allowance to cover the cost of travelling for an interview to another country (€100-350 according to distance)
- relocation allowance and family allowance (support to get settled in the new country of work; this is a flat rate according to country of destination from EUR 700-1400)
- language course: Recruited or pre-selected candidates can be reimbursed for shorter language courses up to max. EUR 2.000 per jobseeker
- recognition of qualifications: Payment of financial support may be claimed, flat rate of max EUR 400, after submission of the recognition request to the competent clarification body in the new country of work
- 35 years or older
- citizen or resident of an EU country, Norway, or Iceland
- apply for a job in another EU country, Norway, or Iceland (please note that return mobility is not supported by TMS)
- must receive mobility services from EURES
- must apply for financial support at the latest one day before leaving the country of residence and before the starting date of the new job (or before an interview takes place in the case of job interview allowance)
- financial support cannot be paid retroactively, and you cannot apply after having already moved to the new country of residence
- receive an initial employment contract for at least six months from the company stated on the application form, and you are expected to stay the whole period
- working hours must be at least 50 percent of a normal working week
- fair wages and work conditions in accordance with national labour market law and praxis, such as collective agreements or minimum wage
- receive a salary from the employer and not just a percentage
- not receive paid travel nor temporary accommodation during the first stay from the employer, other project, or authority
- not apply for or accept a job with employment in one country and actual work in another country, so called posted worker
You are welcome to contact us
Workindenmark tel.: +45 7222 3300, e-mail: email@example.com
Residence and work permit
Residence and work permit
Check if you need a residence and work permit before you start your job search
Prior to job searching, it is always a good idea to find out whether you need a residence and work permit to live and work in Denmark.
The Danish regulations on residence and work distinguish between three overall categories of citizenships:
• Citizens from Nordic countries
• Citizens from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland
• Citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA
Citizens from Nordic countries, EU/EEA and Switzerland do not need to apply for a residence and work permit.
Citizens from a country outside of the Nordic countries, the EU/EEA or Switzerland must apply for a residence and work permit. Also if you hold an EU Blue Card from another EU country.
Workplace culture in Denmark
Understand Danish workplace culture and have a good start to your work life in Denmark
The hierarchy can be more flat and invisible than you are used to so far, and therefore hard for you to observe in the office layout for instance. Your new manager might not have his/her own office but is situated among all your other colleagues. Everyone knows who is in charge, it is just not 'shown' by a separate manager’s office. This means that there is an implied hierarchy, and decision lines are not always obvious. Therefore, it is important for you to ask and find out who the immediate manager is as well as the general layout of the hierarchy in the company.
Working in a team
The Danish way of working is very often in a team function, and everybody is expected to pitch in with ideas and opinions. Assignments are developed in collaboration with your colleagues, and you are free to contribute with your own ideas and opinions. However, you are expected to carry out your own individual tasks, and you have the responsibility to deliver the assignments on time.
Flexible Working Hours
In Denmark, a standard workweek consists of 37 hours of work, usually carried out from Monday to Friday.
Punctuality is important in Denmark. This means that it is more important that you meet your deadlines and show up on time to meetings than when or where you carry out your work. Employees at a Danish workplace are expected to show a high degree of independence, for instance in planning the tasks at hand.
In some workplaces, this high degree of independence also includes managing your own working hours. Meaning that the employer trusts you to plan your working hours for the benefit of both the company as well as your work-life balance. The main purpose of this is for you to be able to enjoy a life outside work.
Responsibility of completing a task is often shared when working in a team. Even if someone else takes the lead on an assignment, the other team members still have an obligation to help the team succeed in completing the assignment.
The responsibility is both for you as an individual and for you as a part of a team. Once you have accepted an assignment, you are expected to keep your manager updated if you do not have the resources to complete the assignment. It is important to show initiative when you stumble upon problems in your work life. Do not leave other people to take care of it.
You can show initiative in a specific assignment where you solve a problem that you come across in your work process, but you can also show initiative by acting on a small practical matter. If for instance the printer is low on ink, replace the ink cartridge instead of waiting for others to take care of it.
Informal Tone of Communications
Generally, the Danish workplace culture is characterised by being quite informal. There is no dress code and people talk informally to each other. When introducing yourself, you can use your full name if you like. After the first introduction, it is standard for everyone to use your first name, as well as for you to use their first names. Yes, also the person in charge.
Also, your title and status are not overly important in your everyday work life. In fact, it is common to be humble about your status. Your colleagues will ask if they want to know more about your academic background.
We recommend that you take our e-learning course "Introduction to Danish Working Culture" to get a deeper understanding of Danish workplace culture and to find out how you deal with situations that may be unfamiliar to you.
In Denmark – just like many other countries – you can either rent or buy a home. In Denmark there is also a special form of housing called the “condominium apartment” or “housing cooperative” (Danish: andelsbolig). This housing type can be considered to be something between renting and ownership. You buy a share in a building, then pay a monthly housing fee, which is used by the condominium association (Danish: andelsboligforening) for expenses such as interest payments, repairs and upgrades.
Get more information here: https://www.workindenmark.dk/media/p4ijzi23/welcome-to-denmark.pdf page 56
Prepare for the event
Danish employers expect that you are well prepared when applying for a job, and if you are a match for a position they might want to invite you to a job interview. Here, you can read some good tips to prepare yourself for the job fair.
When applying for a job:
Focus on how your qualifications match the requirements mentioned in the job ad.
Your job application should consist of your CV and a cover letter. Usually, you submit your CV and cover letter electronically – the company will contact selected applicants to be interviewed.
Thorough research is a must. The more you know about the company, and how your professional qualifications can contribute to their business, the better.
If you have graduated recently, it is a good idea to enclose a copy of your diplomas. If you have years of work experience, you should only enclose diplomas if requested in the job ad.
Most employers decide whether you are an interesting candidate within minutes. This means that both your application and CV must be well written and to the point.
We have gathered our best tips for you when applying for a job in Denmark. Learn how to create a great CV and cover letter, how to apply unsolicited and how to prepare for the job interview.
Information for Jobseekers
Thank you for joining our upcoming event taking place online on December 5, 2023.
In order to get the most of this job fair we recommend you to:
Register and upload your CV
When you register, be specific about your language, technical or soft skills, as well as educational fields. You can add your picture and, if you have one, your Skype account ID. If you haven’t done so yet, we strongly advise you to have your CV uploaded in English or have it retrieved from the EURES portal. You can as well add your LinkedIn profile or any online portfolio. For guidance on how to register and create your profile watch the video.
Apply for jobs & confirm your attendance to interviews
There will be plenty of jobs waiting for you on the platform. Browse through these vacancies and apply as soon as possible to those matching your skills and expectations. Uploading your CV is not enough, the employer can only view your profile/ CV when you apply for their jobs.
Companies may also invite you for one or more online interviews to take place on the event day.
In case you are pre-selected, you will get a notification by the employer(s) on possible timeslots for the interview, to which you should answer as quickly as possible.
If you have already applied, you might have some invitations pending your confirmation. Please check on a regular basis.
Prepare for the interview(s)
In order to better prepare, you should thoroughly research available information on the participating employers page, their main projects and recruitment needs. Select the companies you want to approach, or who have invited you for an interview, identify the questions you may want to ask and try to anticipate possible questions from the employer.
A professional appearance is important (even if the interview is online) and a good level of English combined with a positive attitude, will prove highly beneficial.
Please make sure, ahead of the day of an online interview, that you have access to:
- PC, laptop, tablet / iPad or another mobile device plus a headset with a microphone and a webcam
- a stable internet connection
If you have an interview time slot confirmed, the employer will contact you on the time agreed.
On the event day, you can chat with employers and EURES advisers regarding job possibilities and other related issues.
We look forward to meeting you online on December 5, and wish you good luck on your job search!
Information for Employers
Føj nye, internationale kompetencer til dit team
Dette online event giver dig en gratis mulighed som arbejdsgiver for at få kontakt med kvalificerede kandidater fra EU/EØS området. Jobmessen arrangeres af Workindenmark og Kalundborg Kommune og afholdes via online-platformen European Online Job Day.
Du tilbydes følgende:
- Gratis annoncering af ledige stillinger som bliver vist til kandidater i hele Europa
- Mulighed for at interviewe kandidater der viser interesse for dine jobopslag
- Live chat (skriftligt) med kandidater som ønsker at vide mere om din virksomhed og jeres job
Al kommunikation foregår på engelsk.
Lyder det interessant og skal du med? Følg vejledningen nedenfor.
Det er muligt at tilmelde sig vores event allerede nu!
Opret en ny konto: https://youtu.be/PobxwCdu8DI
Har din virksomhed allerede en konto kan du registrere jer her.
For at få mest muligt ud af markedsføringen er det vigtigt, at du slår dine stillinger op på siden så hurtigt som muligt. Kandidater får nemlig mulighed for at se siden flere uger før selve jobmessen afholdes.
Matching af kandidater sker ud fra stillingsannoncerne, og for at få de bedst mulige match, er det vigtigt at være tydelig i beskrivelsen af stillingsindhold og kvalifikationer. Husk at skrive annoncerne på engelsk.
Via annonceringen har I mulighed for at henvise jobsøgere til jeres egen jobportal eller hjemmeside. Vær dog opmærksom på at event platformen er opbygget således, at det er naturligt for jobsøgere at søge via platformen. Derfor er det vigtigt, at I løbende holder øje med trafikken på platformen, så kontakten til kvalificerede ansøgere ikke går tabt.
Book online interview
I har mulighed for at booke online interview med kandidater der har vist interesse for en af jeres stillinger. På jobmessen den 25. oktober har I adgang til nogle 30-minutters ”interview slots”. I vælger på forhånd, hvilke ”slots”, I vil gøre tilgængelige for kandidater.
Online interview afholdes via audio-video chat programmet Jitsi. I behøver hverken at installere programmet eller tilpasse jeres system/firewall.
Funktionen online interview finder I via jeres "Dashboard" under "Job applications/Interviews".
Chat med kandidater på eventdagen
Via en chat-funktion, der er indbygget som en del af jeres udstillerkonto, har I mulighed for at chatte med kandidater i løbet af dagen. I vælger på forhånd tider, hvor I vil være tilgængelige for kandidater på chatten.
Vil I vide mere?
Kontakt os på firstname.lastname@example.org
Vi glæder os til at byde jer velkommen den 5. december
Held og lykke med rekrutteringen!
Workindenmark er en offentlig service til de danske virksomheder, der har brug for hjælp til at finde kvalificerede medarbejdere i udlandet. Vi hører under Beskæftigelsesministeriet og er medlem af EURES (European Employment Service).