How to Get Work in Finland When You’re Foreign
The University of Oulu will host a conference this week on how to get into working life when you’re a foreigner.
‘Step by Step to Finnish Working Life’ will take place on 24th February between 12pm and 3pm and Lecture Hall L4.
It will include presentations by Tina Sundqvist, who is in charge of international services at the city’s employment office; BusinessOulu’s Henry Koivukangas (who will look at ‘Entrepreneurship’) and Tom Laine who will look at the role of ‘Social Media’ in recruiting.
The conference is free of charge and no registration is required.
It is organized by ‘Valoa,’ a group which attempts to help international students (in particular) in Finland find work. The organization was launched in August last year and is coordinated by Helsinki University with branches at various other universities such as Oulu and Lapland.
According to Tiina Hämäläinen, one of the coordinators of the project in Oulu, people should come along, ‘because there will be a lot of information in a short period of time’ and they will be able to discover what is distinctive about Finnish work life and applying for work in Finland.