Search for work

Search for work requires an active approach initiative. You can and you should develop your job search skills. Learn more about the tips and rules for job searching on the Job Market. Log in and create your own profile, which will enable you to receive recommendations for a job and employers to contact you directly. Let an employer find you.


Applying for jobs is full-time work. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t immediately succeed. Search in a wide-ranging area and look for different types of work. Be prepared to also try fixed-term or temp work, as these can lead to more permanent employment. Training or work try-outs can also lead to new employment opportunities. Sometimes a job that is not that interesting can lead to a job that is very interesting. All types of work experience will be of benefit to you. 

You can and should develop your job-search skills. If you feel like you need help in doing this, you can participate in the job search training sessions that are provided by your TE office, for example. Read tips on how to search for jobs, and study the rules on the Job Market.

Utilise different channels, such as online job posting pages, private recruitment companies, recruitment events or social media. You can create your own profile on the Job Market to see the available jobs that are suitable for you. The service is also used by employers who are looking for employees, so put some effort into your profile. 


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  • Job hunting is a skill that you can learn and develop until you are a master at it.

  • If you become unemployed or complete your studies and have no employment, register as an unemployed jobseeker no later than on your first day of unemployment. You can do this online through the TE Services’ E-services.

  • Finding work does not always depend solely on how active you are. The threshold for finding employment may be high for different reasons. Perhaps you have stayed at home with small children for a long time, the length of your unemployment has been prolonged, or it is more difficult to find work due to your illness or disability. 

  • Your work or studies abroad will be affected by whether you decide to go to an EU or EEA member state or outside these areas. Before you begin applying for work abroad, evaluate your language skills, expertise and the employment situation of your field in your destination country.

  • By working or studying abroad you improve your language skills and receive valuable experience, which will definitely benefit you in the future. If you are 30 years old or younger, you can also apply for youth exchanges. From this website you can find information on the different options.

  • After graduation, most people don’t know what they want to do for a living. There are hundreds of occupations and educational opportunities to choose from – and you are bound to find an option that interests you as well. You should think carefully about what you are interested in.  

  • When you are choosing a vocation or education, in addition to your interests or predispositions you must also take into consideration possible limitations caused by your disabilities or illnesses.   

  • How to gain work experience without work experience – now that’s a challenge! Avoid being overly choosy when looking for your fist job − that’s where all people have started their careers from. Your first options are usually limited to various short-term jobs: summer jobs, substitutions, internships. The most important thing is to get your foot in the door.  

  • It may be relevant to change jobs if you are looking for new challenges or something different in terms of work, or if you are moving to another location.