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Employment office services
Employment and Economic
Development Office of
Oulu Region
15.02.2011Tina Sundqvist
2 official languages
FINNISH
SWEDISH
contents
 TE Office
- Students
- FAQ
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Finding work in Finland
Vacancies
Help on cover letter, CV, interviews
Recognition of qualifications
Recruitment problems
Permits
Terms of employment
Work contract
TE OFFICE
Registration as an unemployed job seeker with possibility for
unemployment benefits at the TE-Office requires the following:
 Residence permit for non-EU citizens
A, B, P or P-EY without employer restrictions
 In the case of EU citizens registration at the police office
(Nordic citizens an exception)
 Registration at the population register ie. maistraatti (for personal
identity code)
 Availability for full-time employment
 If you are studying; completion of degree studies
 NB! B permit holders are not eligible for unemployment benefits
FAQ
Question:
I would like to find a part-time job.
Answer:
 www.mol.fi has a vacancy database
 You can find a brochure with links on jobseeking on
www.oulunseuduntetoimisto.fi called ”linkkejä työnhakuun”.
 Contact employers directly.
 Look at the yellow pages (fonecta.fi) for employer contacts,
yellow pages in a phone book will also provide you with
contact points.
(students: If you are eg a B residence permit holder signing with us for a course or
as unemployed jobseeker may endanger your residence permit.)
FAQ
Question:
I’m studying at xxxxx and as part of my studies I need to find
an internship where do I find one?
Answer:
Your place of study should provide you with counselling/advice
on how to find or where to find an internship
 Employer contacts can be found from www.mol.fi
 A brochure with links on jobseeking at
www.oulunseuduntetoimisto.fi called ”linkkejä työnhakuun”.
 Contact employers directly.
FAQ
Question:
I’m studying at xxxx and have a Summer holiday during which I
have no studies. I’ve heard that you organise Finnish language
courses. How do I get on one?
Answer:
Language courses are primarily for unemployed jobseekers.
These services are not availabel for full-time students.
(students: If you are eg a B residence permit holder signing with us for a course or
as unemployed jobseeker may endanger your residence permit.)
FINDING WORK IN FINLAND
General rules apply
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Be active
show interest
show iniative
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN
LOOKING FOR WORK
Points to consider
 What kind of work are you looking for?
What can you do?
What have you done?
What is your field of interest?
 When can you start?
How many hours a day/week can you work?
Points to consider
 What are your qualifications?
What skills do you have?
 What languages do you need?
Finnish
Swedish
English
German/French/Russian
etc etc….
 Permits?
Finding work in Finland
Points of contact
How to find companies/points of contact?
Networking; study, social life, work, hobbies, grapevine,
facebook etc
Search engines
Company websites (open application)
News, documentaries, other TV programmes
Newspapers (www.sanomalehdet.fi Finnish newspaper
association->links to online newspapers)
magazines
Professional/international publications
Private recruitment agencies
etc., etc.
Direct contact with employers!
Vacancies
you can find job vacancies
on the TE Office Internet site
www.mol.fi/paikat
The vacancies are mainly in Finnish,
you may find some vacancies in English by choosing
Avoimet työpaikat (vacancies) >
Sanahaku (keyword): “English”.
www.mol.fi/paikat
OULU
POHJOIS-POHJANMAA
ENGLISH
www.mol.fi/paikat
Application
Cover letter
Covering letter
CV
What to consider?
”standard” application procedure
• CV & application letter
• Examples of CV’s: http://europass.europa.eu
• Employers usually choose 3-5 candidates to be interviewed
• CertificateS & references will examined
• For demanding posts 2-3 interviews will be conducted
 Possible aptitude tests
• In some cases the recruitment process is out sourced and the actual
employer makes only the final selection
Help on cover letter, CV
and interviews
www.mol.fi
TE Office Internet site
www.aarresaari.net
academic careerservices in Finland
http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu
Europass CV
www.infopankki.fi
Information on Finland on various fields in different languages
Before you start writing the application
points to find out/think about
 Find out about the employer (Internet, tv, books, newspapers)
 what is their field
 what do they do/produce
 what do they expect of the employee
Think about
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what is it that interests you in the vacancy/job
description
 what is your motivation
Job application
(marketing letter)
Can be;
 Application to a vacancy that you have seen
 An open application
Length of the application
max 1 page (in general)
CV (résumé) can be longer
ALWAYS attach a CV to the application
diplomas/recommendation letter do not need to be
attached, unless specifically asked for
Job application/CV
There is no ONE CORRECT way to write an application/CV
the application/CV ;
* has to look and sound like YOU
* be tailored for that specific employer
* can never be totally generic
Aim of the application
INTERVIEW
JOB
 Salary
 Express willingness to come for an interview
 Send the application to the person mentioned in the vacancy
Students & TE-Office
VACANCY DATABASE
www.mol.fi
HELP WITH JOB SEEKING DOCUMENTS
You can send your CV and application for comments to
[email protected]
NETTI-KABINETTI
Personal guidance available,
take your CV and application with you
Opening hours Tue 9-11, Wed 13-15, Thur 13.30-15.30
EDUCATIONAL ADVICES
from
National help line +358 (0)10 19 4901 or
from TE-office ”ammatti- ja koulutustietopalvelu”
RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN
QUALIFICATIONS
Recognition of qualifications
Finnish National Board of Education (OPH)
 recognition required for posts in public sector
 not required for private sector, unless the profession in
question is regulated (e.g. electricians, pilots)
 Right to practise profession needed for the following
professions: health care professionals, veterinary surgeons,
chartered public finance auditors, chartered accountants,
advocates, seafarers
 Different authorities grant the right
 More information: www.oph.fi/info/recognition
Recognition of qualifications
”main operators”
 The Finnish National Board of Education
www.oph.fi
(Enic/Naric, NPR)
 National Authority for Welfare and Health
www.valvira.fi
recruitment problems
examples
Powerplant
www.fennovoima.fi
Mining industry
www.nordicmines.se
www.mine.kpakk.fi
www.nordicmining.com
www.northland.eu
www.gtk.fi
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF FINLAND
www.gtk.fi
mines and current projects
http://www.gtk.fi/domestic/arkisto/Malmiloydot.pdf
www.prokaivos.fi
Terms of Employment
 Collective agreements (TES) specifying pay rates for various
sectors, terms of employment etc
www.finlex.fi
 There is no minimum wage (see www.tyosuojelu.fi for details)
 www.mol.fi choose ‘in English’, www.mol.fi/finnwork
 www.akava.fi, www.sak.fi, www.sttk.fi central organisations of
Finnish unions
 Useful web sites:
www.tyj.fi (the Federation of Unemployment Funds in Finland)
www.vero.fi (Tax Administration)
www.kela.fi (Social Insurance Institution)
www.tyosuojelu.fi (Occupational Safety and Health Authority)
Ask for the employment contract in writing!
The Finnish Trade Union Movement
BY AKAVA, SAK, STTK
WHAT
EVERY
EMPLOYEE
SHOULD
KNOW
http://www.sttk.fi/File/90b71120-e2ff-4965-881d60983d82d4da/Ammattiyhdistysliikkeen+ABC+englanti.pdf
www.mol.fi/paikat
PERMITS
 Citizens of EU/EEA-countries (+Switzerland)
no work permit, registration at the police
(exception Nordic citizens)
 Citizens of countries outside the EEA
a worker’s residence permit for work in Finland
(for more information see Aliens Act at www.finlex.fi)
 In matters concerning residence permits contact
• www.migri.fi
• www.poliisi.fi
www.tyosuojelu.fi
www.mol.fi/paikat
Work contract
in written form
 name of the employer/enterprise
 name of the employee
 nature of work
 starting date
 duration of employment
 notice period
 trial period
 pay
 working hours
www.tyosuojelu.fi
Thank you for
your attention!