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If your standards are flexible, I feel confident that you will find something that you can bear long enough to find something better. I wonder if the “employment situation” is similar here in the UK as it is in Denmark – media and family members complaining about not being able to find jobs, or not being paid well. They talk about their professional challenges, future plans and encounter with a work-life balance in a Danish way. There are actually no jobs he can ‘easily acquire’ in Denmark: the hiring process tends to be slow and deliberate, even for Danes. I should also point out that I know several people of African and Asian descent in well-paying and powerful positions in Denmark. I plan to go to Denmark in August to live with my boyfriend and immediately start learning the language, but I am only 22 and have no experience ð Will it be possible for me to find anything at all? thank you. Below is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner in Denmark. Everything has its place and everything has its time! It is certainly harder to apply anywhere for a job without a degree. Good luck! Then approach employers with information on how you, personally, have what they’re looking for and how you can help solve their challenges. I got about three responses…and one job, where I stayed for 8 years. If you think there is an error in the information, please bring it to our attention so that we can correct it. Thank you for reading this, and thank you for the answer. Without a residence permit, you cannot officially settle down and start working in Denmark and you are not listed as a citizen, therefore you are not eligible for benefits either. Assuming you have the right working visas and it is tourist season – roughly May to September – then it’s certainly possible. Im a mexican psychologist living in Spain, I am searching for psychology jobs in DK, I would like to know if you know any psychology english speaking center or centers where its required basic danish? I know you are only a blogger, but I saw you gave the others some good tips, so I will try briefly to describe me. JazakAllah. One of the most important things to know about Denmark is that your grades are not nearly as important as your networking and the ability to be a “good fit” with a team. It sounds to me like it would make sense for you to already begin applications for your master’s in Denmark, or some other degree in the same field. But I didn`t see you talk about some jobcenters in copenhagen. Known for active employment regulation, social welfare systems and high levels of flexibility, these 3 components constitute the Danish employee market’s ‘Flexicurity Model’. If youâre a banker, itâs probably a good idea. I plan on getting a job when we get over there. The labor market in Denmark is well-known for great working conditions and job mobility. I can get my immigration and work visa done in a couple of months , the only apprehension i have about moving out to denmark is that a lot of people say that , denmark has only a minimal ( few ) job opportunities for english speaking professionals and its predominantly a danish job market , with respect to the language. Is there any site, where I can apply for a voluntary year in denmark? If you can use the job center as a way of finding out which jobs are going begging that you – with a little extra effort and training – could fill, then they’re useful. Also how easy or difficult it is to get a job in my field? I think this will do. Any particular difficulties? To survive, I have 2 jobs, something that means that I get stressed out by work and losing time moving from one job to another, something that usually affects my grades. If taking on two cleaning jobs – one in the day and one in the evening/weekends means I’ll be able to afford living expenses and does not rely on my currently non-existant Danish to get me a job then I’ll be straight out there! Good also to have an idea of time frames for finding work. I am currently residing in India and I have 7 years work experience in Banking Sector (Finance Field). I will have free place to stay. Hi Kay, your article is really very good. (25% is, however, the sales tax/VAT on most items sold in Denmark.) But I do recommend workindenmark.dk and jobsindenmark.dk. 3)Like in USA visa is a big issue now..they hire less qualified candidate who doesn’t require a sponsorship over candidates who are perfect fit but require a sponsorship?is it same for Denmark?is sponsorship an issue while deciding a candidate? You will also have the opportunity to seek full-time employment when you have completed your studies. She keeps thinking that it will be same for me to find work in Denmark and that it would be same chance in London where i am from. According to the labour market data collector jobindsats.dk, a total of 336,840 international people worked in Denmark during 2016. I have the possibility of getting a working holiday visa but I donât know how difficult it is to get a job related to architecture. Would there be any possible conflict on my Visa if so? Many thanks for your article. Very curious about the situations in Denmark. I am looking to apply in DK as well. It’s really interesting and full of good advice. I always wanted to quit sea life and work ashore where I feel like home. I am worried about racism, discrimination etc and more importantly, I am worried about not fitting in. With a cleaning job and then a student job, my studies become terribly hard while other students simply focus on their studies. Very interesting post. Thereâs a website called Fiverr where people will copyread your CV or your LinkedIn profile for only five US dollars. Many students in Denmark hold a part-time job. As a foreign employee in Denmark, there is a special tax arrangement called “Forskerordningen” that allow researchers and foreign employees to pay a deducted rate of tax. I lived in Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, France, but I have never met so unfriendly environment for foreigners as in Denmark. Hello, everyone. You do need at least basic Danish to do so, however. i have opportunity to study something whats goes now at market outside here in Danmark? I thought of getting another Master’s degree in Sweden-one year in Management or Marketing, or Branding etc. Hi Christopher! I’m a Tanzanian married to a french man with a child. Laxmi. How do you think, does a mix of a British Bachelor’s degree and a Swedish Master’s degree plus a lot of international experience help in anyway? Hey! I would not recommend at all to consider Denmark to work or live. Therefore, brother Maurice , Mr. Kay Xander Mellish’s advise worked for me. But the fact is that there are jobs around, it just depends on people being willing to test their comfort levels initially until something better comes up, or they gain the skills required for where they want to be. Job centers are basically designed to match open jobs with unemployed people; they’re not designed to think creatively, which is what you need to do if you’re a foreigner looking for a job in Denmark. Please give me an overview since you might be already in Denmark. EU citizens do not need either—they are free to enter the country and take up work right away. If you are black and of African origin, don’t bother with Denmark no matter how highly educated you are. We had a huge number of responses and a range of interesting, helpful insights and experiences. I hope you find a place to live that’s right for you. 1. I think she do more social life than be honest I got 4 months in DK and I have no job and I have my cv with a good cover letter with good knowledge of education and I have no answer or even a phone call from the 1000 agency I applyed until now. So itâs a numbers game. Life is not easy everywhere even for the citizens of the countries but why we migrate is because some countries are fairer and more reasonable than others. These are just three of the reasons why it is popular to come work and live in Denmark. and would it be gross? If I were you, I would focus on meeting people and getting in the “right” study groups at your school – these are the people who are your future colleagues – and making contacts at companies in your field. I must say that their grades are well deserved. I know I have to learn danish but i was wondering if you have any ideas on diversity in the legal industry? The only option is be hired from abroad to specific temporary project. I went through the websites for authorisation process to get license to practice dentistry in Denmark. Could you share your experience with this? Please read the Visitor Agreement and Disclaimer. I have maters degree in IT and having 5 Years of relevant experience in IT field. Working in Denmark. Large portions of the transport, retail, and food industries are also run by non-Danes. Sure it’s possible! As you said, If you really wanted to settle in Denmark, you should learn Danish. If you are car lover. If you can help me, I would appreciate it very much. Considering how “easy” it is to find a job as an international student, it’s quite an adventure. For this purpose, you need to complete form 04.063. In the mean time, of completing the authorisation process ,what kind of job sector is open for foreign trained dentists with green card visa like from the industrial sector or university etc. First of all, I appreciate your hard work time investment to create such a helpful tips. I have Indian Nationality and currently residing in India. Try Study in Denmark, at http://studyindenmark.dk/. Kay Xander Mellish is a writer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Below is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner. He could also try the UN, which does a lot of logistics out of Copenhagen. they buried their education and previous working experience and payed for another education in Denmark (2-3 years without job, just study you have to pay for), 2) they were learning Danish for min. Thank you very much for your valuable article. But a few sectors are facing skill shortages. …But for now, thanks Mrs Mellish for the advice you are giving everyone and for this page….. was beginning to think it was just me who was struggling ð. Connect with me by liking my fan page on Facebook, connecting with me on Twitter, or check out my website Automatic Addison where I build robots and embedded systems. The fact that my results are not even close to those of the average Dane keeps me worried as I have struggled a lot to make it to where I am. 2)I have work experience in USA, India and Canda but not in Europe…is it going to put me in a better position than other candidates or this would be my drawback? Hi, I am an international student from Uganda doing a masters in one of Denmarks’ best Universities. Copyright Â© 2021 Visa Hunter. They share their experience of working in Denmark. I received Danish green card visa last month. Thank you so much. You can learn more about me here. Thanks&Regards. Do you have any idea about jobs for foreign trained dentists. So after receiving recent news from academia, trying opening at both big and small companies – I’m left with either giving a go to my business idea or seeking opportunities in Asia. Spoken Danish has to be heard to be believed. I have started sending my CV out to the larger companies and hopefully by the end of 2016 I am my husband would have relocated. Learn how your comment data is processed. Please guide me in this case, your advice will be highly valuable for me, Im a native dane and i stumbled in on these very informative, and sometimes very funny threads – Kay you really have something good going here! I would like to know that what are the possibilities for getting a job in IT in Denmark once i have valid Green Card Visa for Denmark. Recently I applied a Green card Visa for Denmark. Otherwise, I suggest you put all your effort into Danish classes at the start, and then get a job that will force you to speak Danish all day, every day. I know how to write a good cv, cover letter, how to have a good linkedin profile, but is hard. If you believe to have a free education and free health care, think about this. Thanks Ahead Visahunter.com accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the accuracy of the information contained on this site. Thanks… I am from Bangladesh a south Asian country….I completed Masters on management from national University and got 2 years experience in Sr. Executive position in a commercial fishing company.Now I am willing to do job in Denmark.Do u have any suggestions for me?? Raheel. And you get the SU as long as you keep that up. You’ll have to decide how much of the Danish culture you want to take on board and how much of your own culture you want to keep. I faced very hard time and did not Get any Good Job except paper delivery & clening finally Got schezophrinia and huge depression in terrific financial crises came back to home country.Alas. And it is not only about job. Job wise: i am interested in organisations like WHO, UNICEF, Red Cross, so similar to what i have been doing before but am open minded and would consider the tourist industry (hotels-events management), English speaking nations and their embassies or international organisations requiring project management/administration skills. These figures are 45% higher than the 232,749 who worked in Denmark in 2008, representing 12% of the country’s total workforce. And then, write your job application and your cv, explaining how you and your skills can help them solve exactly the problems that everyone is worried about. Is there any guidance in any of this you can give please? One more thing how about Muslims treated in Denmark ? One of the great challenges immigrants to any country – including the US and Canada – have to deal with is that they cannot come into the labor market in a new locality at the same level they were accustomed to in the old locality. Hi Lizzie! The idea of self employment has come up so your advice around there is very helpful. If you developed certain skills for yourself, don’t be modest about it. Figure out if you can dress up your cv to highlight some of those skills, or even get take a quick course so you have them. I didn’t expect such a quick reply from you! Firstly, as with most other European countries, if employees are working on the Continental Shelf in Denmark, they will be liable to pay Danish tax from the first day of work in Denmark. i don’t know how hard it was for other people but in my case got a problem with accommodation, CPR, bank account. I plan to move in a year, during which I will learn basic Danish, pay off debt/save money ( I need 8k to move there Iâm told). As an international student in Denmark you too will have the right to work while you live here. Other jobs in private industry seem to center on IT/Pharma industries which i am not familiar with. Say I find a job as a cleaner or sales assistant, from the little I’ve found out, would it be roughly in the region of 14dkk per hour? The company is so friendly to foreign-owned businesses that many of the required documents can even be completed in English. Hi, I decided to get a job in Denmark, I am living in Chile right now but I have Belgium passport. General Job Search Engines and Classifieds. Not one for group work, I typically gave the ‘ tak, men nej tak ’ [‘thanks, but no thanks’ – ed.] Dreadful shame. Racism in Denmark exists, but it is mostly directed against Muslims, not people of African descent. As I understand it (and I’m no expert), you might then be eligible for some support from the Danish state. As per my Agent I’m also qualifying for it. Other than day care assistance. Do you have any idea where should I look for it? What is your opinion regarding finding a banking job post completion of my Msc from Denmark University along with 7 years work experience ? If you are a citizen from outside the Nordic countries, EU/EEA and Switzerland, you have to apply for a residence and work permit in order to be self-employed and/or operate an independent company in Denmark. Archived. I am planning to move to Denmark next year with my family. I am very worried about myself if i will be able to find work there. Also, some of the links above could be affiliate links, which means that I will earn a commission (at no additional cost to you) should you decide to click on the links and make a purchase. It is a piti that I did not know about it earlier. I’m from India. I work in advertising/digital roles and I see ageism all the time in London? Do you have any idea regarding prospects in Banking or Finance jobs currently in Denmark ??? “Fitting in” will really be on you – you can never really become Danish, and as a blonde, green-eyed American who has been here for 16 years, I still often feel like I don’t fit in. I am currently working in Dubai as a Junior Accountant and recently got an invitation from a good friend to work with her as au pair in Denmark. However, the situation could well be different for those on humanitarian visas (I don’t know anything about this). Any advise will be helpful from anyone. I would say it depends on the industry, but if your skills are up to date, it should be less of a problem. I often recommend working as an assistant in a Danish day care center. Thank you so much! Greetings..!! She runs a consultancy that helps Danish companies communicate in English and is a popular keynote speaker on topics that include Danish business culture, how newcomers can fit into Danish society, and the âDanglishâ that Danes often struggle with when speaking or writing English. Iâve hired people in Denmark, and itâs always amazing to me I got so many cvs and cover letters in terrible English. Hi Susy! Do you have any idea regarding the ranking of this collage in term of adding value to your resume for looking out for job after completion of the course? I have background in International Business, Politics and Asian Studies and it doesn’t seem to be taking me anywhere. The competition is fierce! Sometimes I would try to bring a different cheese and my Danish colleagues would smile and nod like they do when a foreigner has done something silly â¦ and then not eat my cheese. So, thatâs my advice. note that he is good at French and English. I read your article and points are covered Precisely. That said, I know dozens of foreigners who have found jobs in Denmark they’re quite happy with, in everything from communications to accounting to educational administration to financial technology to medical services to app development and on and on. Try jobsindenmark.dk or workindenmark.dk. Very curious about the situations in Denmark. ð. Assalamualaikum Haider. So non-EU citizens can expect to receive no financial support while studying and pay fees of around 6000 euro per year. It’s the sad truth about a very pitiful country. This is for position as Software Developer. Joining a union is well worth the money when you’re looking for a job that requires an advanced degree. Denmark and the US have a tax treaty, so you can write your Danish taxes off against US income taxes owed. That said, I’m acquainted with several people of African origin who are very happy in Denmark – and several people of non-African origin (white and Asian) who have had trouble fitting in. And what you can do better than a Dane. I am curently studying geology in a Federal University in Nigeria. Home » Articles » How To Find a Job in Denmark as a Foreigner. If you are busy educating yourself and becoming a taxpaying member of society – paying taxes is the way Danes show they are ‘good’ people – most people will accept you as the individual you are. Denmark is one of the best places to find a job in Europe. Hi Kay, unfortunately, i did not accept and later heard from one of my friends that they hired some one else. Akram here saw your comment on this article. Best regards, Why should you get married in Denmark as a Non-EU citizen? Two more tips. Uncomplicated paperwork. Hi Kay, The image as the happiest country in the world is just a bubble. The best places to find jobs in Denmark as a foreigner. Certainly for a company like Novo, with its growing global footprint will favour candidates with a diverse international background. Job search as a foreigner in Denmark. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration can issue authorisation to both Danish and foreign veterinarians who want to work as a veterinarian in Denmark. As this is a cheap way to avoid large bills, almost ha… In Denmark, careers and business opportunities are central to a good lifestyle. The Danish legal industry is not particularly diverse, but you may be able to find a position with an international firm like MÃ¦rsk or Novo Nordisk. As UK is in the EU, tied in with wife being Danish, i have strong immigration status. Please help me as I don’t know any dentist in Denmark. am a cameroonian by nationality holder of GCE(ordinary level certificate am seeking for a job in Denmark, Hey , iam almost 3 years in Danmark and iam married to a danish lovely man plus a baby boy. (Sander winter.) 3 years ago. I must say, it is not easy finding a position in Denmark; especially if you are apply from abroad. I do not live in Denmark but my experience with Danes in the UK is excellent. I have a BA and MSc from London University in history and politics. I have 1 question here, I am from India and having 6 years of IT experience and planning to migrate to Denmark. It’s not enough, you need a qualification that is so rare in Denmark that they can’t fill the position with one of their own, then ONLY then, do you stand a chance as a foreigner. I wish you have a great life ahead!! I don’t have answers for you, but I can suggest the “Americans in Denmark” Facebook group. I was recently hired to write a speech for one such person, who is SVP of one of Denmark’s largest companies. Also, be sure to check out this cool table from the International TEFL academy that shows how much money teachers can expect to make in various countries around the world. My husband will come alone and I will come later with my daughter. I’d like to relocate to Denmark this year, but like many others, I also have 0.01% Dansk. I’ve always found it useful to figure out “How can I use my knowledge to help people while making money?” and then work backwards towards the actual job. Ask about them about your industry, ask them where the pain is, where the problems are. 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