A TO-DO LIST FOR A JOB SEEKER:
- Plan your job search.
- Select the channels where suitable jobs can be found.
- Discover open positions from TEKrekry LinkedIn-group.
- Update your job search documents = CV + job application.
- Practise for a job interview = HAASTIS- Job interview app.
- Check your salary request with the Salary Surveyor service.
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:
Also have a look at webinars and recordings of streamed Career Events organized by TEK's Career Services. (In Finnish, Login Required)