After successful completion
of the course, the student will be expected to have the following
information and skills:
- The rules of the Finnish world of work and
job seeking from the point of view of an international applicant.
- The ability to recognise your skills and
strengths; knowledge and skills required when working in your own
- The ability to find information about the
employment options and to use various channels of information to
find out about potential jobs and traineeships.
- The ability to analyse job advertisements
and to produce personalised application documents with attention
to the employer's needs.
- The ability to prepare for a job interview.
- The ability to assess what the information
received during the course means for you as a job seeker, and to
further develop your job seeking skills to promote successful
The Finnish world of work: Inadequate or
non-existent Finnish language skills are the biggest obstacle
that international students face when seeking a job or
traineeship in Finland. Most of the potential jobs are in small
businesses, particularly when seeking a job outside cities. In
such cases, working in English is usually not an option. Large
international companies naturally form an exception.
Knowledge of yourself and survey of your own
skills: Knowing yourself is an important cornerstone
of career planning. Work in this section will help you
crystallise the skills gathered from studies, work experience
and hobbies into an attractive package to be marketed to
potential employers when seeking a job. When you know yourself
and your skills, you will be better able to assess your options
and rely on yourself when looking for a job.
Work opportunities in your own field: In this
section of the course you will survey the tasks or jobs best
suited for you. You will also take a look at the employment
status of graduates from the University of Eastern Finland,
particularly from your own field.
Seeking a job: In this section of the course,
you will learn about the various channels and phases of seeking
a job. You will learn to analyse job advertisements, prepare
personalised application documents and prepare for a job
Learning assignment: Complete the learning
assignment (see below) and submit it to your instructor. The
assignment will help you get to know Finnish employment
services. You will focus particularly on the channels of
employment typical of your own field, such as professional
publications or social media. You will learn to analyse job
advertisements and to write personalised application documents
that meet employers' needs.
Assessment of skills and feedback for the
course: Now is the time to assess whether you have
achieved the targets for the course and which sections you
should learn more about to gain a deeper understanding of them.
How do you intend to achieve the targets that require more
work? When you have submitted the learning assignment and
assessment of your skills, visit WebOodi to give feedback on