Looking for an IT job in Finland but don’t know where to start? No worries, this short article will give you some tips on how to start searching in the proper way and what tools and channels are the best to find a good job in the Information Technology industry in short time.
Let’s start by saying that you made a pretty good and conscious choice, the Finnish job market is exploding in this field and there is plenty of opportunities out there waiting for you.
What’s important is to be focused and know what we are looking for, once that’s clear you just need to follow these few steps:
1) Using social and sites you will start having a general overview on the Finnish job market and moreover on the open positions you might be interested in applying to, next step is to focus our attention on those companies that we would like to work for; to do so the main channel are the companies’ sites which can give you a brief overview of the main features and policies of the company. Some of the top and biggest employers in Finland like Nestle and Nokia, and many more multinational firms in both industrial and services/consulting services like Deloitte or Accenture.
2) Take into consideration the possibility to ask for the support of an international recruitment agency such as Manpower for example. On the other hand, if you prefer to research on your own the best way to start is to use general sites and social media looking for job offers. Also, a good tip is to check Glassdoor, since you might be interested in to have an overview on the job market, salaries levels and highly requested position and skills (this will give you the chance to make minor adjustments, if needed, to your CV making it more appealing for recruiters and managers).
3) A second helpful way could be to use local IT jobs platform for Finland dedicated to job seeking, among the main and most used by applicants and employers we have ITJobs.ai; businessfinland.fi; te-palvelut.fi; tyopaikat.oikotie.fi; rekry-tointi.com; valtiolle.fi. We have found ITJobs.ai very simple and easy to use and last but not least perfect for English speaking users.
Once we know which companies we are really interested working for you should start applying right away, do not worry about required language skills because in most of the cases you won’t be requested any knowledge of Finnish being English the main working language used not only in IT but broadly in the corporate world which is becoming more and more multicultural especially in Helsinki and Tampere (situation may differ in smaller realities, especially in the north of the country but that really depends on the case).
Following these steps, the search is not going to last for so long because as I have already mentioned at the moment the demand for skilled workers in IT is very high and everything you need to do is give yourself a shot and give this wonderful country a try, trust me it’s worth it, you won’t regret it.