Be aware of and share your success stories. They are a good way of showing your competences and documenting the results that you have created yourself. Don’t tell it, show it!
Success stories are stories about situations in which you have succeeded or made a difference. You can use success stories when you define your job goals and what is important for you to thrive in a job and organisation.
They are useful in your CV, cover letter, job interviews and networking.
A focused and targeted CV and cover letter significantly increase your chances of getting closer to a job interview.
To become relevant and interesting to companies, your application material must be customised to suit the job, industry and company for which you are applying.
Your CV must be easy to read. Always remember that the people reading it may have to read 100 CVs for each job, so the key words must be absolutely relevant and easy to track.
To help you stand out and make a personal CV, you should produce a clear professional and personal profile with relevant information and focus on relevant competences.
Searching for a job is a full-time occupation and is hard work.
Here are some tips to help you stay motivated:
When we meet people for the first time, we quickly get an impression of who they are and what we think about them. That is why it is a good idea to practise presenting yourself briefly and precisely, helping to give a convincing and confident impression.
Your elevator pitch is a great tool to use in all networking situations.
Preparing for the job interview includes focus before, during and after the interview. We go through the different parts of the interview and prepare you to make the best possible impression.
This includes how to prepare for the interview, how to structure and show your competences, what you should do at interviews (and what you should NOT do), success stories, your questions, and the difficult questions you might not want to get!
You will also be introduced to a variety of assessment methods.
Be sure you can answer the important questions the interviewer will ask you:
Networking in Denmark is important, a good way to meet potential employers over a cup of coffee. Your network is probably bigger and wider than you think.
Learn how to expand it and use it. Denmark is a small country with 5.5 million people, and you will find out how closely connected people are because companies and organisations are smaller and more transparent in Denmark than in other countries.
You are actually networking all the time, whether you are aware of this or not. Make a list of all the people you know and how they are related, and the web of contacts will be impressive.
Having just arrived in Denmark, you will have to start building up your network, and we will give you advice on how to do this.
LinkedIn is a great and very important tool and is widely used in Denmark. You will be checked out on LinkedIn when you apply for job – solicited or unsolicited. It is also a great tool for establishing a network and searching for relevant jobs, companies and personal networks. And not least it is a great tool for you to search for information on people, companies, jobs and industries.
It is relatively easy to set up your own business in Denmark, and there are several services assisting startups with knowledge of practicalities, courses, workshops and advice. We can help you find your way to start-up environments in the local area.
If you wish to undertake voluntary work, we will help you to find the right opportunities within your field of interest.