Professional checklist for job seekers


The Tampere region holds plenty of job opportunities for talents from all sorts of backgrounds.


Tampere Region for professional opportunities

Currently the ICT and high tech sector are the fastest growing industries, but there are plenty of others to find suitable positions from. The city region is growing and so are the opportunities it holds. Bear in mind, that quite often it’s the right profile with the right personal chemistry that seals the final employment decision. So be active and network!

Finding the first possibility to show off your capabilities can be a tough task. International HUB Tampere and other public and private sector stakeholders hold different types of networking events for talents. Click here to find business events in the Tampere region.


Professional checklist for job seekers

Every situation and relationship is different, but there are a few things about the Finnish job market that every job seeker has to have in order. Regardless of sector or field of business, some necessities have to be prepared before applying for work.

Although many companies and sectors are opening their recruitment to non-Finnish speakers, 90% of the population communicates in Finnish, and 5% in Swedish in their day to day lives. If you want to apply for Finnish citizenship, you must be able to speak Finnish or Swedish or to use Finnish sign language. When you apply for citizenship, you need to attach a certificate of your language proficiency. For more information on language skill requirements, see the Infopankki page Official certificate of language proficiency.

At most jobs, you need to know Finnish. Pay extra attention to the Curriculum Vitae CV section. A great and well structured CV can make a big impact when applying for a job.

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Take a look at Infopankki website for additional and detailed information about job seeking in Finland by clicking here. 


Usually when you apply for a job, you send a job application and a CV (curriculum vitae) to the employer. Sometimes the job application can be a video, a portfolio or, for example, a web page. Write the application and CV in the same language that was used in the job advertisement.

Write a new application and update your CV every time you apply for a new job. You can type the application into an email message or add it as an email attachment with the CV. Always add attachments in the PDF format. You can often send the application and CV through the employer’s website.

The purpose of a job application is to arouse the employer’s interest so that they will invite you to an interview. The application is a reply to the job advertisement. Respond to the wishes and requirements that were mentioned in the job advertisement. Emphasise the things that are important for the task. Give concrete examples of your competence. Assure the employer that you are suitable for the task.

A job application is usually a little under one page long. Ask someone to read and check your application.

Before you write a job application, read the job advertisement carefully and think about the kinds of skills and competence the employer is looking for. Think of how your competence corresponds to the employer’s wishes and requirements.

You can also contact the employer and ask for more information if you have a question that the advertisement does not answer. Call the employer only when you want to ask something concrete about the job.

You often have to add a desired salary to applications. It is often difficult to estimate the correct amount. The desired salary must not be too high but not too low either. Trade unions may provide more information on the wage levels in different fields.

Click here to compare different salaries in the Finnish job market.
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In seeking employment, it is useful to recognise your competence. Go over your education and work experience and think about what skills they have taught you. What professional skills do you have? What are your strengths? Also think about what skills you have from hobbies or other experiences.