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Career prospects in Finland

Finland has good opportunities to build a career. Here are some things you should know when thinking about career in Finland. Finland is very competitive in sectors like engineering and electronics, but career in any sector is possible, of course. The biggest industries in Finland are electronics, metal, wood and paper industry, and professionals are needed in all industries.

In Finland, the population is aging, which gives opportunities for young workers to get jobs. The job security and workers well-being is very important in Finland, and well taken care of.

Great websites to look for a job in Finland when you study or after graduation: Aarresaari (www.aarresaari.net) and URANUS (www.uranus.fi). When applying to jobs, the employers expect graduates to have work experience, so it is a good idea to work part-time when studying, or work during summertime. Internships, work places and also thesis subjects may also be found via AIESEC and LUT Firmatiimi. Also volunteering is a good idea, especially when it seems to be hard finding a paid jobs.

LUT Assistant (https://uni.lut.fi/en/web/lut.fi-eng/lutassistant) offers degree students short-time assignments and job opportunities to assist LUT faculties. You can get jobs with not speaking finnish, but it is advisible to learn the basics. Almost everyone in Finland can speak english, so it is not a barrier if you cannot speak finnish!

Thing that is very important in applying for jobs in Finland, is education. As you all are studying in university, you are in a good position! Good luck in job search and building a career in Finland!

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