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7 Tips to Securing a Job Interview in Denmark

7 Tips to Securing a Job Interview in Denmark

The employment market in Denmark is tough, especially if you are searching for the ever-elusive English speaking job. It’s worth remembering, that it’s expensive for an employer to recruit in Denmark, so employers are cautious. It’s also worth bearing in mind, that speaking English is not what will set you apart from the crowd.

Here are 7 simple, but effective tips to help to secure a job interview

 

      1. You should think of the recruitment process as a private sector company. Tip: Your application should be, as efficient and cost effective (in terms of not taking their time) as possible. Picture time is money.

      2. Denmark has a very anti ‘me’ culture and appreciates someone that can work well with the rest of the team. Tip: Always mention cross departmental or international communication or cooperation, if you have previously worked well in this environment. Its great you can lead, but be sure to communicate that you also work well with others.

      3. The social aspect of eating lunch together, Friday drinks and Christmas Lunch are all gatherings designed for you to socialise, and attendance is expected by everyone. Tip: Be sure to attend company events, and leave your desk to eat lunch with your co-workers even, if you are busy.

      4. Danish workplace culture can be a tough one to work out and is very different from the hierarchical set up in most parts of Asia, England and the USA. Tip: Read about Danish workplace culture before applying for a job. This will prepare you for interview and for success, when you are offered the job!

      5. Your CV is the perfect way to present your achievements, education and work experience. Tip: If your CV is too long, it simply gets binned, interesting put in a pile for next stage assessment, and questionable CV’s will be placed in a pile for further checks to be made. You therefore need a CV, that will help you stand out from the crowd, without being OTT.

      6. Taking into account the points above remember it’s all about sticking out from the crowd. Your cover letter allows you to introduce yourself and is also where you get to bring your CV to life. Tip: Show that you are the right person for the job by researching the company thoroughly and by providing examples of how you can help to continue the companies’ policies and mission and ultimately how you will fit in.

      7. Recruiters, head hunters and agencies all seek cost effective means to recruit new employees, so make it easy for them to find you. Tip: Use your network to announce that you are seeking new employment. A post on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram are all fantastic ways to reach a large audience.

Help finding a job in Denmark? Welcome Group Consulting offers Recruitment Assistance for English speakers. Click HERE for more details.

6 Comments

  1. Hi , will need some help in finding local jobs for my kind of profile.Can you please reach out to me by mail.

    1. Hi Uma,

      Thanks for getting in touch.
      I’ll send you an email (as requested) with further information regarding our recruitment assistance. Our services can be adapted to accommodate and help, new graduates to top level management and everyone in between, so we serve a full spectrum of clients.
      I look forward to chatting with you soon.
      Until then, have a wonderful week.

  2. Bonjour monsieur .

    1. Hi Chahid,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      If you would like more information about Employment Assistance (or any of our services supporting Expats), then please visit our website at: https://welcomegroupconsulting.com
      Our website has detailed information of our services and free guides helping you to relocate and settle in, as quickly as possible.

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