Improve your chances of getting a job by expanding your network. Here are some suggestions.
Networking is an important tool in your job search. Many jobs are not advertised, so it is important you start talking to persons who may be able to help you identify key persons or companies, which could be interesting for you to contact.
LinkedIn is one of the main sources for connecting with employees, networking groups, organisations, etc. LinkedIn is also widely used for job search in Denmark: Besides the traditional way of publishing job ads, almost 60% of Danish companies use LinkedIn to find their next employee. Therefore it is essential for you to join the game and get active on LinkedIn too. First of all think of your audience and make sure that your profile is updated, complete and clear (do not underestimate the value of a good picture!). When you are ready, start extending your Danish network. Connect with the people you meet and the number of 2nd and 3d connections will be growing fast. Use the advanced search engine to identify your next manager or colleagues, join relevant groups and follow interesting companies. After thorough research and preparation start reaching out to new contacts and get more information on how to successfully find a job in your field.
Job fairs in Denmark and abroad
Workindenmark attends various job fairs in Europe, and you may be able to meet a representative at our Workindenmark stand in your country or online on europeanjobdays.eu.
Get an overview of job fairs and events.
If already in Denmark you may also attend career fairs where you can meet a large number of companies. The events may be found on our Workindenmark Facebook page, university career sites and company updates on LinkedIn.
Coffee meetings are widely used. These are meetings with a person with expertise in a given field, who may be able to give you suggestions as to whom to contact or which company to approach. This person may also offer to be your “eyes and ears” and recommend you to business associates. A coffee meeting serves as inspiration to your job search. Do not expect this person to give you a job.
Associations/clubs play an important role in the Danish society. Joining a club or an association is a great way to meet the Danes and get connected to persons who may help you get closer to a job.
Read more about associations and clubs.