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Job Opportunity in Finland

■ Work visa

As a Nordic or EU/EEA citizen, you don’t have to get a special permit to have a part-time job during your studies in Finland, and you are not submitted to any working-hours restrictions. For the other students, there are certain rules and limits to respect, such as not working more than 25 hours a week for instance.

■ Employment upon graduation

After your studies, you can apply for an extension of your visa up to 6 months to search for a job in Finland. Then, on the basis of your employment, you can apply for a residence permit.

■ Work environment

Finland has a very peculiar and complex business culture. Flexibility is the key word and it can be seen in the diverse form of non-conventional forms of employments (at home, part-time…). In their work, Finnish people are very organized and attached a great deal of importance to punctuality and effectiveness. As for the dress code, it is better to dress with rather conventional clothing : men should wear business suits and women should choose skirt suits, trouser suits, or dresses. But you the best is still watch how everyone at the office is dressed and dress accordingly. You might want to have impermeable clothing also due to the northern climate.

■ Outplacement rate

The actual unemployment rate in Finland is of 8,5 %, and 20,2% for young people.

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