Jobseeking tips and guidance
Below you have a list of some useful information and links on different topics when looking for work in Finland.
Job search websites in Finland:
If you want to check vacancies in English, you may use the job search websites below.
Tips for job search in Finland:
You can find tips for finding a job in Finland on the Public Employment Service’s Job Market Finland.
Many company websites in Finland are also in English and you can find open vacancies and application forms there. Once you have found a vacancy that interests you, make sure you submit a job application that meets the requirements stated in the ad. Generally, the length of the application/cover letter is one page and the CV max. two pages. You can use, for instance, Europass to create your CV and cover letter.
You can also directly contact and send your CV to companies in Finland even if they do not have open vacancies at the moment. We recommend you research potential companies in the sectors that you are interested in and confidently establish contact with the right contact person.
Social media can also be a powerful tool in job search. In some fields LinkedIn is the main recruitment channel and creating a LinkedIn profile can increase your chances of finding a job. It is also a good idea to join regional job-search groups, for instance, on Facebook. You can also follow EURES Finland on Facebook and Instagram, as well as TE Office (Public Employment Services) on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and YouTube, not to mention private employment agencies and interesting employers.
Online employment coaching for newcomers is provided by International House Helsinki.
In case you are thinking about starting a business in Finland, you can have look through the information and services on Suomi.fi.
There are also 30 Enterprise Agencies in Finland offering free and confidential business counselling to all interested in entrepreneurship.