Tips for job search
Search for job advertisements in many places
Job vacancies are advertised online on job search sites, recruitment agencies and companies’ own websites. See the quick links to job search sites on this page (on the right).
Get to know about the recruitment agencies in Kajaani.
You can also find job advertisements in newspapers, magazines and social media.
By typing ”avoimet työpaikat Kajaani” or “vacancies Kajaani” in the text field of a search engine (e.g. Google), you can find links to job opportunities in Kajaani.
Contact employers of interest
Contact employers you are interested in: call, email, open job application and CV.
Many employers have a contact form on their website.
Tell them what kind of job you are interested in, what education, skills and experience you have.
If the job is not available now, it may be available later!
Talk and network
Be active and open. Talk about your job with your family and friends. You can get tips and help in finding a job.
Get involved in events and meet new people. Contacts will help you to find and get a job.
Keep your job search up to date (job application, CV and job search skills)
Make sure the information on your job application and CV is correct. Make your application and CV suitable for the job you are applying for (job title and employer).
You can develop and maintain your job search skills, for example by following job news and attending training and coaching courses.
You can apply for training and coaching, for example through the TE services.
Keep your skills and employability up to date
You can keep your skills up to date, for example by taking up hobbies and learning new knowledge and skills.
Volunteering, courses and study groups can help you keep your skills up to date.
Talk to your employment adviser about volunteering and different study opportunities.
RekryKainuuLive helps you find a job in Kainuu
Jobseekers can get help with making a video CV and find out about job vacancies and labour market training.
Find out more about the RekryKainuuLive service
Prepare for a job interview
It is a good idea to prepare for a job interview.
Find out as much as you can about the interview and the job in advance.
Think through in advance why you are good for the job (how your skills and abilities will benefit the employer).
They often ask about your strengths (what you are really good at) and what you need to develop (what you need to practise).
Make a note of the interview location, the interviewer’s name and contact details. Bring any documents you need (e.g. certificates. You can ask the interviewer what you need to bring with you).
Dress appropriately for the job. Be there on time. Inform the interviewer as soon as possible if you cannot come at the time agreed.
If you do not get the job, you can ask why you were not selected. This will give you further information and feedback for your job search.
Knowing the language makes it easier to find a job and find work. Learn Finnish in a course or independently. Maintain and develop your language skills by reading in Finnish, watching and listening to Finnish-language programmes in the media and talking to people.
Find out more about learning Finnish language in Kajaani