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Looking for a job

A varied range of possibilities are available when looking for a job.

Searching for a job in Denmark is not very different from searching for a job in other countries. Jobs can be found in different way, for example:

  • Upload CV on a job database
  • Respond to specific job advertisements
  • Apply for a job at a specific company although the company is not advertising
  • Register with a recruitment agency
  • Look for a job via your personal network – and social media

Job Center Viborg

Job Center Viborg is your local job center and your central point of contact if you are unemployed and looking for a job. The Job Center can help you both if you are registered as unemployed or an accompanying partner looking for a job. As unemployed, you must register with the Job Center and upload you CV on the official site of the Danish employment service, www.jobnet.dk. At the Job Center, you will be assigned a caseworker.

Job Center Viborg
Tel +45 87 87 44 44

Accompanying partner

The job centers in the 12 municipalities in Business Region Aarhus co-operate to help accompanying partners looking for a job. Accompanying partners are matched with job opportunities in companies located in the whole of East Jutland and not just in their municipality of residence. For more information, contact the local project manager at Job Center Viborg.

Job Center Viborg
Tel +45 87 87 44 44

Trainee period

From the beginning of your unemployment (on unemployment or cash benefits or as an accompanying partner), you are eligible for a trainee period either in the private or public sector for a limited period. This is an opportunity for you to, e.g. try working in a new sector or gain new skills. People receiving unemployment benefit or cash benefit will continue to receive the same benefits during the trainee period. Contact Job Center Viborg for more information.

Job Center Viborg
Tel +45 87 87 44 44

Job with wage subsidy

If you have been unemployed (on unemployment or cash benefits or as an accompanying partner) for more than 6 months, you are eligible for a job with wage subsidy either in the private or public sector for between 3 and 6 months depending on your situation and qualifications as well as the sector. A job with wage subsidy will give you work experience, the possibility to acquire new skills, strengthen or refresh existing qualifications, and an extended network for job seeking. Contact Job Center Viborg for more information.

Job Center Viborg
Tel +45 87 87 44 44

Courses

JOBIGEN Viborg – an integral part of Viborg Municipality’s employment service – offers free courses in both Danish and English on how to write a good job application and CV.

Job Center Viborg
Tel +45 87 87 44 44

If you need inspiration to find the right job at a local company, you are welcome to contact Business Viborg for an initial discussion as they - based on their local knowledge - may be able to help identify possible jobs in the right companies.

Business Viborg is the local business council with about 650 member companies and helps its members develop through network, guidance and knowledge sharing.

Regional career portal listing open jobs from companies and organisations located in Central Denmark that are specifically suited for international candidates. The portal facilitates contact between companies in the region and qualified international candidates.

Read more at www.headstartcareer.dk

National career portal that facilitates contact between Danish companies and qualified international candidates interested in pursuing a career in Denmark.

Read more at www.state-of-denmark.com

National public employment service for highly qualified international candidates looking for a job in Denmark and Danish companies looking for talented international candidates. Offers information and guidance to job seekers. Part of the Danish Ministry of Employment and member of the European Employment Services (EURES).

Read more at www.workindenmark.dk

Unemployment insurance

You are not automatically insured against unemployment in Denmark as unemployment insurance is voluntary. To be insured against unemployment, you must join an unemployment fund to which contributions must be paid. To be eligible for unemployment benefits and assistance from an unemployment fund, certain conditions apply.

Recognition of qualifications

In order to get a job in Denmark, you may need to get your qualifications assessed or authorised. Certain professions are regulated by law and you will need an authorisation or a similar recognition from the competent Danish public authority in order to practice or work. As it can be difficult to understand or appreciate an education from another country, it will help potential employers understand how your education corresponds to the Danish educational system if you obtain an official assessment from a Danish authority.