Tips for career planning

Immigrants with a higher education background have plenty of information, services and opportunities available in Finland. We at SIMHE services collected tips specialised in international professionals to support you in your information search:

Job search and work in Finland


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Job search and work in Finland

Where do I get help for my job search?

Unemployed jobseekers will get support for job search and career planning in the employment services of the municipality of residence and in the TE services. It is also worthwhile to follow actively different events targeting job search in e.g. LinkedIn.

Check also what personal SIMHE guidance and Guidance Generalia lectures can provide you with.

Tools and tips for job search and career planning

  • Europass: Templates and ideas for five different job search documents related showcasing your skills and competences
  • Tips and links for job search and for drafting a job application
  • Newcomers' Guide by International House Helsinki: Tips on working and job search for those who are new to the Helsinki region
  • Several recruitment agencies have compiled tips on how to polish your job applications and how to prepare for a job interview - it's worth it to check the local practices!

Where do I get information on working in Finland?

It is important to learn about local work practices when you start working in Finland. Observe the local work culture, ask questions from your colleagues and search for information.


Where do I get information on setting up a business?

You have plenty of services available in the Helsinki region, start by exploring the following:

Where can I network with other entrepreneurs?

The Helsinki region is one of the growing start-up hubs in the world. You can start building your networks in e.g.:

Explore our other services

Services to immigrants

What kind of services and what opportunities do international professionals and future talents have with us? We help you find your study and career path in Finland.

Career Guidance for immigrants

A one-to-one discussion with a Career Coach helps you to map your competences and identify suitable study and career paths in Finland.

Guidance Generalia lectures

The Guidance Generalia are lectures and info sessions open to all immigrants. The topics are selected to help you navigate your study options and develop your career prospects in Finland.

Recognition of competence

How can you get started with recognising your key competences? Metropolia also provides recognition of competence by a professional in selected fields of study and for limited target groups.

Higher education preparatory programme for immigrants

Do you wish to study for a degree in Finnish in a university of applied sciences? Metropolia provides studies to prepare you for this. The courses are taught in Finnish.

Study opportunities and developing competence

Are you interested to study Finnish or to develop your field-specific competence? Metropolia offers you a wide range of options from individual courses to tailored programmes and full degrees.