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Free online training for an effective job search in Finland

Free online job search training by EY Finland and Pointer Potential

Pointer Potential and EY are joining forces to offer international professionals based in Finland online job search training sessions. You are warmly welcome to join us in these free-of-charge online training sessions and supercharge your job search!

Session 1: Top Tips for a great CV 

Session 2: LinkedIn for job hunting

Session 3: Job interviews Finnish style

Who should join?

All international professionals based in Finland looking for a job are welcome to join these online sessions to gain effective job search skills. You can join one or two sessions or all of them if you so wish.

The training will be run by team members from the EY Talent team as well as team members from EY Finland’s other business units.

About the Pointer Potential and EY collaboration

Pointer Potential and EY Finland are collaborating to offer this training through EY’s global corporate responsibility program EY Ripples. Read the news here.

EY and Pointer Potential

If you are an international professional living in Finland, you can register your CV with Pointer Potential here.

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Details about the training sessions

Session 1: Top tips for a great CV

In our first career coaching session, we will focus on one of the most important documents in your job search, the CV. If you have ever wondered about the following questions, this workshop is for you:

  • How long should my CV be?
  • Should my CV include everything I have ever done?
  • Should I focus on my competencies or my experience?
  • Do I even need a CV – we have LinkedIn after all.
  • Should my CV be in Finnish or in English?

These and other questions on the content and format of your CV will be addressed in this informative session.

Session 2: LinkedIn for job hunting

In our second session, we will talk about LinkedIn as a job search tool. Our Recruitment professionals will give you top tips on optimising your LinkedIn profile to come up in search results and bring your best features forward. The topics covered will include:

  • How can LinkedIn help me in my job search?
  • How should my LinkedIn profile differ from my CV?
  • Does it matter what kind of a photo I have on LinkedIn – do I need one at all?
  • LinkedIn Connections- how many should I have and how should I manage them?
  • LinkedIn recommendations
  • Posting articles and updates on LinkedIn – does this help my job search?

Session 3: Job interviews Finnish style 

Your CV and LinkedIn were in good shape and now you have been invited for that all-important job interview. Our third session will focus on making the most out of the job interview situation in Finland. Here are some of the questions we will cover in this session:

  • How do I prepare for an interview?
  • I get nervous in job interviews – what should I do?
  • Building rapport with your interviewers
  • My English/Finnish isn’t fluent – what should I do
  • Interviewing virtually