During our 3 years in Partner’s Path, we have realized that entering the Finnish job market, putting your foot in the door by getting your first opportunity is often one of the hardest steps towards employment. Here are therefore the main entry doors to the Finnish job markets for foreigners with a Finnish spouse. As we mentioned earlier, one of the key factors on the Finnish job market and to be hired in Finland is trust building. As we explain more in our article on the resume, references are extremely important in Finland. When you haven’t had work experience, these can also be difficult to get.
Here are therefore ways to start understanding Finnish work culture, develop your networks, build genuine relationships with people who could become your references and gain professional experience in Finland.