job search

Job search

Are you at a career crossroad? Looking for a new job? TEK’s services can help you succeed in your job search.

A TO-DO LIST FOR A JOB SEEKER:

ENTERING AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

When you find a new job, review what you are about to commit to. As a TEK member, you have the opportunity to have the contract reviewed by a lawyer.

INCREASE YOUR COMPETENCE

Could increasing your competence help you find a job? It might be a worthwhile investment, especially if you are unemployed. Labour market training (Työvoimakoulutus) often contains a training period that gives you important work experience and new contacts to potential employers. It also enables you to broaden your professional network. A network is a good place to discover hidden jobs. If you are a customer of an Employment and Economic Development Office, you can take two years’ worth of labour market training. You will receive unemployment benefit for the duration of the training. 

An unemployed person can also study independently. However, the study plan must be presented to the Employment and Economic Development Office for approval! Studying while unemployed is subject to certain regulations. Read more here. 

Online training is available from universities and training companies in Finland and abroad: 

Etäopiskelu.fi
MOOC.fi (massive open online courses) 
edX
Future Learn
Coursera
Udacity
Stanford
MIT
Open University

Also have a look at webinars and recordings of streamed Career Events organized by TEK's Career Services. (In Finnish, Login Required)