Fabianinkatu 33, ground floor
(University main building)
Yliopistonkatu 2 F
P.O. Box 3, 00014 University of Helsinki
Contact infomation and personnel
A few tips for job-hunting
Make use of the guidebooks
Use all means, but contact employers directly
- Remember that only 30% of job vacancies are announced publicly.
- Seek innovative places of work: they think highly of new approaches that enrich the company's working culture, improve the staff's language competence, etc.
- Think of possible places of work for international students: a reception centre for refugees or asylum seekers, immigrant projects, embassies, personnel leasing companies, etc.
- Contact foreign language kindergartens or schools; they may need substitute teachers. Through these institutions you may also find baby sitting jobs in foreign language families.
- Contact import/export companies: competence in English and Russian are appreciated.
- When you are searching for a job in which Finnish is not essential enter the following as search words: English, Russian, student, export, import, the etc. Google!
- Think of possible job opportunities you may create yourself. For example, a Chinese student may serve as a good coach for a person about to leave for China on business.
- Look for a place of work where your colleagues are educated and know foreign languages: even cleaning jobs or restaurant work can be difficult to find without a working knowledge of Finnish.
- Be energetic and daring, not humble, aggressive, or arrogant!
- Sell your skills: language skills, computing skills, knowledge of various cultures, etc.
- And finally, if you are planning to stay in Finland, learn Finnish.
Finnish language courses in the Helsinki region, all levels
- You may find Google Translate helpful in translating for example Finnish job advertisements or web pages. Remember though that the programme may not always give 100% correct translation.
Calendar of upcoming events:
Most of our events and workshops are held in Finnish.
Most of the advertisements are written in Finnish.