Where to look for a job?
You can contact the workplace where you would like to work. You can call the workplace and schedule an appointment with the manager. You can leave your job application and CV in the workplace, even if the company cannot offer you work immediately. In your job application, clearly describe your skills and what kind of work you could perform for this employer. The manager may contact you later when there is work available.
In Finland, only a small proportion of vacancies is advertised. Employers would need a lot of time if they only looked for employees by advertising their vacancies. That’s why employers often hire people who they already know or who have themselves contacted the employer.
TEMPORARY STAFFING AGENCIES
Staffing agencies offer temporary employment. Many people also find a permanent job through a staffing agency. At least the following staffing agencies have offices in Hämeenlinna:
- Sarastiarekry, address: Sibeliuksenkatu 1 A 8, 2. floor.
- Barona, address: Arvi Kariston katu 9
- EilaKaisla, address: Vankanlähde 7 (Innopark),
- Go On -Yhtiöt, address: Kirkkorinne 4,
- VMP Group, address: Hallituskatu 2,
- SunUra, PARKKI Business Park Raatihuoneenkatu 21
- Sihti, Birger Jaarlin katu 11
Some companies only advertise their vacancies on their websites. If you are interested in working for a particular company, visit the company’s website regularly to see if there are any job vacancies.
RELATIVES, FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES AND FORMER COLLEAGUES
You can ask your relatives, friends, acquaintances and former colleagues whether they have job vacancies in their workplace or whether they know of any vacancies. In Finland, only a small proportion of vacancies is advertised. That’s why you will want to create your own network of relatives, friends, acquaintances and ex-colleagues who can help you get information about job vacancies.
INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA
You can search for job vacancies on the recruitment websites on the Internet. You will find recruitment sites when you enter “avoimet työpaikat” (vacancies in Finnish) in the search engine field. You will find the largest number of vacancies on the TE Services website. For more recruitment sites, see here.
On many recruitment sites, you can submit your job application and CV for employers to read through.
You can also search for job vacancies in social media (for example, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter).
RECRUITMENT EVENTS AND FAIRS
Recruitment events and fairs are a good and easy way to meet representatives of companies that interest you. At recruitment events and fairs, you can also map your employment opportunities by having face-to-face meetings with some of the companies in your region.
You can contact the TE Office for more information about recruitment events and fairs. You can also search for recruitment events and fairs on the Internet by typing “rekrytointitapahtuma” (recruitment event in Finnish) or “rekrytointimessut” (recruitment fair) in the search engine field.