The Danish labour market today and in the future• Unemployment rate today: 6,3%• Many companies are on stand-by• Job openings within highly specialized functions• Denmark will continue to lack skilled employees in the future (due to the demography, the labour force will shrink henceforward)
Facts about the country Capital: Copenhagen (1.2 million) Population : app. 5.5 million Area: 43.094 km² (7.400 km coast line) Currency: Krone (1 € = ca. 7,50 DKK) Governance: constitutional monarchy 5 regions and 98 municipalities
Life and work in Denmark• High salaries• 37 hours working week• 5 weeks of vacation + 9,5 official holidays• 8 months of maternity leave• Taking care of kids – with pay – during illness• Excellent day care system• Free education• Free health care
More information about Denmark• Taxes app. 38 % - Researchers: 26 % during the first 5 years for more information visit www.skat.dk• No additional health payment• Apartments in Copenhagen area, 2 rooms: app. € 800• Excellent public transportation system• High percentage of English speaking• General public willingness to help
Language skills• English at a high level• Danish courses: free of charge during the first three years of stay
Danish working culture• Flat hierarchy – high level of independence and responsibility• Culture of discussion and consensus• Informal tone• Work-life balance• Flexible working hours• Danes enjoy their work• Danes are reserved• Humour is important• Social events and activities
Opportunities for specialists with experience – Health – MD/Specialists: - Cardiologists - General Practitioners - Neurologists - Psychiatrists - Oncologists - Radiologists
ICT specialistsImplementation/Consultancy System operation/AdministrationApplications Active DirectoryBusiness Intelligence / Data Warehouse BackupInfrastructure CiscoIT strategy CitrixITIL / Service Management ExchangeMicrosoft Dynamics AX / NAV (Axapta, ITILFinancials) LAN/WANMicrosoft technology SQL Server(LAN / WAN) StorageSAP Unix / LinuxSharePoint Maintenance Windows clients Windows servers Test/Quality Assurance
Engineers• Oil engineers,• Gas engineers,• Engineers with experience in project management,• Engineers dealing with large constructions,• Engineers specialised in underground construction – metro/road/railway,• Railway engineer,• Local safety engineer• Engineers specialised in Metallurgy• Hydraulic engineers• Electrical engineers Good English skills are mandatory. Extensive experience is needed in most positions
Biotech pharma specialists• Regulatory Affairs• Chemists• Experienced salesmen of medical devices• Automation Engineer• Quality Engineer• HSE consultant• Patent• RAS• Senior Engineer within HVAC• Fill finish process engineers• Researchers:• - cancer, neurology, protein, biosustainability, metabolism etc.
Medicon Valley One of the largest life science clusters in Europe• Bi-national life science cluster• Greater Copenhagen and the region of southern Sweden• 150 biotech and pharma companies• 200 medtech companies• 33 hospitals• 9 science parks• 11 universities
Research at academic institutions PhD/Postdoc/Doctor • Technical University of Denmark: www.dtu.dk • University of Copenhagen: www.ku.dk • University of Aalborg: www.en.aau.dk • University of Aarhus: www.au.dk/en • University of Southern Denmark: www.sdu.dk
CV We DON’T use EUROPASS in Denmark.So, how to write an effective CV?
How to Structure a Chronological CV1. Personal details2. Personal profile3. Education4. Work experience5. Skills6. Interests7. References
How to Structure….2. Personal Profile= brief and targeted summary about yourself• What are your main skills? What are your personal qualities?• Think in keywords• Target the content• Keep it short and to the pointInspiration on www.workindenmark.dk > search field ”CV”
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