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Question Finding a job in Finland

What is your experience in finding a job in Finland?

If you don't have a job yet, have a look at this article.

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HKI I have tried to find this from 3 month and no use till now
but I 'v learnt alot about these things, specilly which websides that related about all these things , and this one of them :
mol.fi
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Accenture Careers: Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing Jobs at Accenture
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bt any way I think you should have some experience in the finnish language cause they for this in most of th jobs and u will feel disappointed but keep trying specilly throughout friend network .
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Post 100 largest companies in Finland

1. Nokia (Electronics)
2. Stora Enso (Forest)
3. Neste Oil (Oil Trade)
4. UPM-Kymmene (Forest)
5. Metsäliitto (Forest) (only in Finnish and Swedish)
6. Kesko (Wholesale trade/ Daily goods)
7. Sampo (Finance and investment) [Careers in Finnish]
8. Outokumpu (Mining, metals, metal products)
9. Tamro* (Wholesale trade)
10.Metso (Mining, metals, metal products)
11.SOK (Wholesale trade/ Daily goods)
12.Elcoteq Network (Electronics)
13.Fortum (Energy)
14.Nordea Pankki Suomi (Finance and investment)
15.Varma (Insurance) [Careers in Finnish]
16.Ilmarinen (Insurance) [Careers in Finnish]
17.Rautaruukki (Mining, metals, metal products)
18.Kone (Mining, metals, metal products)
19.YIT Group (Construction)
20.Wärtsilä (Mining, metals, metal products)
21.Sanoma-WSOY (Media)
22.Osuuspankkikeskus (banking and financial)
23.CargoTec (Cargo and shipping)
24.Huhtamäki (Consumer packaging)
25.Inex (Wholesale trade/ daily goods) [Careers in Finnish]
26.Kemira (Chemicals and plastics)
27.Orion (Chemicals and plastics)
28.Finnair (Transport and forwarding)
29.Nordea Henkivakuutus (Insurance)
30.Sonera (Telecom services)
31.Tietoenator (Information Technology)
32.Pohjola (Insurance) [Careers in Finnish]
33.Lemminkäinen (Construction)
34.Valio (Food, drinks)
35.Ahlstrom (Multisector)
36.Stockmann (Retail trade)
37. Wihuri (Multisector)
38.ABB (Electronics)
39.Eläke-Tapiola (Insurance) [Careers in Finnish]
40.Myllykoski (Forest)
41.Onvest* (Wholesale trade)
42.Teboil* (Oil trade)
43.Amer* (Multisector, link leads to Amer Sports)
44.Suomen Posti(Postal delivery) [Careers in English]
45.Elisa Communications (Telecom services)
46.Veikkaus* (Consumer services) (Only in Finnish and Swedish)
47.Kemira-growhow(Chemicals and plastics)*
48.VR Group* (Transport and forwarding)
49.Dynea* (Chemicals and plastics)
50.Tradeka (Retail trade)
51.Eläke-Fennia (telecommunications)
52.Luvata (Metal Fabrication)
53.HOK (Retail trade) (Only in Finnish)
54.Skanska* (Construction)
55.Uponor (Chemicals and plastics)
56.RTF
57.Fazer* (Food)
58.Alko (Retail trade) [Careers in Finnish]
59.Atria (Food) [Careers in Finnish]
60.KCI Konecranes (Mining, metals, metal products)
61.Shell (Oil trade) [Careers in Finnish]
62.Veho (Car retail) (Only in Finnish)
63.Suomi* (Insurance)
64.HK Ruokatalo (Food)
65.Ovako (steel industry)
66.Sanitec Corporation (Construction materials)
67.OMG Finland* (Chemicals and plastics)
68.GNT Finland (Wholesale trade)
69.Aker Finnyards (Shipping line)
70.Kuusakoski* (Mining, metals, metal products)
71.Borealis Polymers (Chemicals and Plastics)
72.Toyota Motor (Car retail) [Careers in Finnish]
73.NCC Finland (Construction)
74.Panisonic(electronics)
75.Finnlines* (Transport and forwarding)
76.Consolis* (Construction materials)
77.Vahinko-Tapiola (Insurance) [Careers in Finnish]
78.Eltelnetworks (Network Services)
79.Suomen Petrooli (Oil trade)
80.Nokian Renkaat (Chemicals and plastics) [Careers in Finnish]
81.Perlos (Electro Mechanical)
82.Gasum (Energy)
83.Tuko Logistics (Wholesale trade)
84.Volvo Auto (Car retail)
85.Rettig* (Multisector)
86.Pohjolan Voima* (Energy)
87.Raha-Automaattiyhdistys (Consumer services) [Careers in Finnish]
88.Foster Wheeler Energia* (metal)
89.Hewlett-Packard* (IT)
90.Schenker East (Transport and forwarding)
91.Suomen Spar (Wholesale trade/ Daily goods) [Careers in Finnish]
92.Vapo (Multisector) [Careers in Finnish]
93.Poyry (Engineering and Consulting)
94.General Medical Finland (medical)
95.Valtra (Tractor Company)
96.Silja (Transport and forwarding) [Careers in Finnish]
97.Sandivik Tamrock (Mining)
98.Veritas* (Insurance) (only in Finnish and Swedish)
99.KWH-Yhtymä* (Multisector)
100.IBM (Information Technology)
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As many other foreigners, I came to Finland for romantic reasons. Probably some people in this same situation may agree this romanticism maybe goes down quite soon when you face real life. The totally normal situation of looking for a job, transforms itself for being “in disadvantage” because of the language barrier.

Definitely I am trying to fix this, no matter I know it would take some time – at least some months- before I could manage myself in Finnish. So, what to do in the meantime? Someone has recommended to apply in the major Finnish companies, but it seems they are overcrowded with this kind of applications, so competence is pretty keen, not to mention they bring their own expats from abroad when needed. In the medium-sized ones they already require fluent Finnish, so the targets reduce significantly, even being well qualified and with lot of experience.

Any suggestions / comments / own experiences from someone who has been in this situation are welcome… Thanks!!!
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Try Hotels.

Otherwise, there is almost no chance to get a job here without fluent Finnish skills.

You may also try to open your own business!

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well yes, you are right... I may try on hotel chains...

and the own business opening is also my second option, actually I already have been working on some business plan, then what lacks is money! the initial capital to set it up is an issue... well we'll see

Thank you for your advise...
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No problem. Many people which I know here in Finland think about opening an own business as they don't find any work here because of the language.
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well I hope not to have this language problem for so long, next week I will begin my Finnish course, let's see how long it takes...
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If you study every day 8 hours you may be able to speak Finnish in 1 year...but who wants to study every day 8 hours?
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http://www.uranousuun.fi/ (IBM)
http://www.google.com/support/jobs/b...py?page=intl.h... (Google)
http://192.49.222.166/OpenJobs.asp (city of Helsinki)
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