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:
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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.
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
- InfoFinland.fi: 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.
- International House Helsinki (IHH): Services for immigrants for settling in in the Helsinki region and also matters related to working, e.g. pensions and taxation
- InfoFinland: Information on life, work and opportunities in Finland in 12 languages, maintained by the City of Helsinki
- Business Finland: Services and funding for employing international talents and plenty of information on working in Finland
- Employee rights advisory service by The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK: advisory service for immigrants on employment, free of charge
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:
- NewCo Helsinki: Advice, services and trainings on setting up a business, free of charge
- Business Espoo: Services, networks and events for business, entrepreneurs and those interested in entrepreneurship in Espoo
- Business Vantaa: Services, networks and events for business, entrepreneurs and those interested in entrepreneurship in Vantaa
- Business Finland: Information and tips for setting up a start up
- Several higher education institutions also provide courses on entrepreneursip: see the studies available in open universities and open universities of applied sciences
- Read also the Metropolia Various Variables blog post with tips for new entrepreneurs
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.:
- Shortcut: Trainings, events and networks for start-up entrepreneurs
- Maria 01: Start-up campus and community
- Slush: Slush is one of the biggest start-up events in the world which connects start-up minded people in lots of activities around the event
- Check also the services and events of NewCo Helsinki, Business Espoo and Business Vantaa
- Read also the Metropolia Various Variables blog post on networking as a new entrepreneur