Be successful in your job hunting karrieredagene 2016-3

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Be successful in your job hunting karrieredagene 2016-3
Be successful in your job hunting
Programme
• Workindenmark
• Tips for successful job search in Denmark
• CV and cover letter
• Job interview
Workindenmark
Recruitment and retention
of foreign nationals
to Danish enterprises
The Danish Labour Market
Facts
• Unemployment rate 5,9% (January 2016)
• Labour demand within certain sectors
Engineers
IT-specialists
Biotechnologists
Medical Specialist
Researches
Tips for your job search in Denmark
What is your market value?
Identify your:,
competences
experience
demands
Language skills
Learn Danish
Improve your English
Your own language is important too
Use your international background
Find companies that:
• wish to enter foreign markets
• export / import companies
Be active
• Job databases
• News from embassies and consulates
• Read the financial sites
• Recruitment agencies
• Job and industry fairs
Vacancies in English:
• www.workindenmark.dk
• www.sdu.dk/career
• Company websites
create a profile in our CV bank!
Vacancies in Danish:
• www.jobnet.dk (jobcenter’s official website)
• www.jobindex.dk
• Posted jobs
• Hidden job market
Use unsolicited applications
A large number of jobs are never advertised
• You’re not competing against a large group of people
• Employers save time and money
- if they can find somebody without advertising
Networking
Take initiative: meet many different persons through
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Organizations/ Associations (Foreninger)
Sports Clubs
Volunteer work
Social media:
How to write your CV?
A good CV
Is your marketing tool !
• Leave a good impression of you just by scanning it
• Short and precise: Max 2 pages
• Simplicity (is better)
• Targeted to the specific job
• English or Danish?
• State your fluency level
• Include mother tongue
• Include Danish
• List IT programmes you are familiar with
• Indicate level of proficiency
or
• Include the names and contact information of your
references - if you have approval
Cover Letter
Guidelines
• Future oriented and targeted
• Short and precise - One A4 page
• Pick the top 3-5 essential requirements from
the advertisement and answer them carefully
Introductory
paragraph
Motivation for
applying for
this job
Why is my
profile
relevant?
Previous
experience
and tasks
Conclude on a
positive note
How my
personality
fits the
company’s
culture ?
Job interview
• More than one interview
• More than one person present
• Tests could be involved
- Personal or practical
• You should be active and ask questions
• Informal atmosphere
• Dress code
Unwritten rules
• Punctuality
• Firm hand shake – hello and good bye
• Eye contact with all present
• Accept coffee if offered,
part of the cosy atmosphere / hygge
Questions often Asked
• Tell us something about yourself
- prepare an elevator pitch
• Which role do you have in groups?
• Why this company?
Remember
• Use your international background
• Target your CV and cover letter
• Know what Danish companies expect
Tak!