Looking for Employment

When you are looking for employment in Denmark, there are several employment-related search engines and job databases that can be useful.

Looking for Employment

You can find available jobs in Denmark on the websites listed in the grey box (located to the right or at the bottom of the page depending on whether you are using a computer, tablet, or phone). In your search, you can specify either the city (Randers) or the region that covers both Randers and Aarhus (Midtjylland) in the search parameters. You can also add the region that covers Aalborg (Nordjylland). To limit your search, you can choose specific job categories (for example, trade and service, information technology, social and health, etc.).

Most companies also advertise vacancies on their website.

Many people get a job through networking and not just by applying for the job. Thus, it is essential to have a good network. You can start building your network by setting up a profile on some of the popular networking related websites such as Linkedin, Xing, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also develop a broader network by taking part in different social activities. Whom you know is often as important as what you know.

Recognition of qualifications

Before applying for a job, it is a good idea to get your qualifications assessed in Denmark. You can get an assessment of your foreign qualifications by sending an application to the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.

Job applications/CV

To get a job, it is important to write a good application, but writing a good CV is also essential. CV stands for “curriculum vitae” and is a written overview of your job experience and other qualifications.

Language skills

In Denmark, most people speak English, but it is still both helpful and important for you to try to learn Danish. A willingness to learn Danish can show potential employers that you are not afraid of challenges or hard work. In addition, the added benefit of a second (or third, fourth, etc.) language to your CV can set you above another applicant who may not have that skillset.

Unemployment insurance

Before you begin to work or while you are still in school, you should become member of an unemployment insurance fund so you can get unemployment benefits when you finish your education and before you find a job.