Pointer Potential and EY Finland collaborate to provide job search training for international professionals


Pointer Potential, together with the consultancy firm EY, organises job search training for Finland based international professionals. The training aims to provide skills for a job search and thus improve employment opportunities. The training cooperation is part of the EY Ripples corporate responsibility program and training is provided on a pro bono basis.

In Finland, the employment of international professionals is lower than in the rest of the population. Especially those with higher education have difficulty finding employment in Finland that corresponds to their education.

“As part of our EY Ripples corporate responsibility program, the job search training fulfils our goal of building a better working world through our skills and experience. Meaningful work increases the well-being of the individual and the family as a whole. It is in the interest of society as a whole that educated professionals find work that matches their skills. For our part, we want to help job seekers, who have moved to Finland for various reasons, to develop their job search skills in line with Finnish practices,” says Katariina Jalas, HR Director for EY Finland.

Job search training will be organised virtually during the spring of 2021, and it is free of charge for the participants. The training will cover different stages of the application process, such as the style and content requirements of the job application and CV in Finland. In one part of the training series, the features of Finnish work culture are introduced. The aim is to give unemployed jobseekers concrete advice to help them improve their position in the job search process.

”We are very grateful that EY is supporting us in improving the job search skills of international professionals in Finland. And as a result, we support international professionals in their path towards employment. The labour market in Finland is undergoing rapid change as the population base and the workforce of the future is becoming increasingly international. There is concrete evidence that companies with diverse workforces perform better. This is why we strongly encourage companies to recruit and evaluate the competence of candidates more open-mindedly,” says Johanna Korpia, CEO for Pointer Potential, a recruitment company focused on international professionals.

EY harnesses the employee’s expertise on corporate social responsibility work

EY Ripples is a global corporate responsibility program that seeks to address some of the challenges identified in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The program is focused on supporting the next generation, working with impact entrepreneurs, and accelerating environmental sustainability. 

As part of the program, EY people volunteer their skills and experiences where they can make the biggest difference. In Finland, EY people can spend 15 hours a year working on company volunteering projects. EY employs about 1,000 people in Finland and almost 300,000 people worldwide.

View recordings of the trainings here.

For more information, please contact

Johanna Korpia, CEO, Pointer Potential, johanna.korpia@pointerpotential.fi, tel. +358 400 240 946
Katariina Jalas,
EY Country HR Director, Finland, katariina.jalas@fi.ey.com, tel. +358 40 777 83 26
Lotta Roitto, Head of PR, EY Finland, lotta.roitto@fi.ey.com, tel. +358 40 747 0871

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Pointer Potential is Finland´s first recruitment agency focusing solely on supporting Finland based international professionals in finding work.  We are pioneers in the industry since we started operating in March 2020. Our Swedish sister company, Novare Potential, has been operating in Sweden since 2016 and has recruited more than 400 international professionals in Sweden. 

Our mission is to act as a bridge between Finnish companies and Finland based international professionals. We do this by having an ongoing dialogue with Finnish companies concerning their talent needs. Many Finnish companies want to diversify their workforce and put in place concrete diversity & inclusion actions to support company culture and employer branding change.

Our mission is to also support the sustainable development of the Finnish society and in futureproofing the future workforce in Finland. 

More information on Pointer Potential as well as We work – stories of international professionals can be found on https://pointerpotential.fi/



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


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