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Work in Denmark

The Danish labour market is open for employment for citizens from the EU member countries. As a EU citizen you can stay in Denmark up to six months if you are looking for a job. If you succeed to find a job and decide to stay, you must apply for a residence permit.

Below you find a range of links to job centres, newspapers, trade unions and employment agencies. Please note that Danish employers in general prefer to receive motivated applications for specific jobs. Job centres and employment agencies will usually accept general applications.

 

Residence and Work Permits

EU-citizens: please visit statsforvaltningerne
Others:
please visit  nyidanmark.dk

General information about living and working in Denmark

For Portuguese living in Denmark

Following links are helpful regarding residence in Denmark

The Danish job centres provide information on all types of jobs for free, see www.jobnet.dk. On Jobnet you can search for positions based on geographic location or job type, mostly in Danish as well as place your personal data in a CV bank. Some advertisements are written in English or German.


Websites for foreign jobseekers

To keep up with the changing job situation in Denmark you are advised to consult www.workindenmark.dk. This site also offers a CV- and job data base.  
On www.job-guide.dk you can find links to job databases and CV databases.  Other internetsites are:  

Newspapers

The majority of the newspapers have a job section in the Wednesday and Sunday editions, mostly in Danish:

There are also job advertisements in regional and local newspapers and in the free newspapers, mostly on a specific weekday, e.g. Wednesday.


UNIONS

You can also contact a relevant union, which can help you with information on finding a specific type of job. Some unions have a job database for their members. You can find an overview of Danish unions on www.workindenmark.dk/Working-in-DK/Trade-unions.

Recruitment of highly skilled labour

In spite of a strong economy Denmark is also affected by the financial crises and its negative effect on the employment situation. The unemployment rate is increasing in a number of jobs - even though it is small seen from an international perspective. However, there are still areas where Denmark will continue to need labour from abroad - especially highly skilled labour.  See more information on www.workindenmark.dk

 

Job applications

Your CV must contain information about your job experience, education, requirements for a job, etc. The CV must also contain a letter, which provides a complete picture of you and your qualifications. It is a good idea to check the CV regularly to see if there are enquiries from employers. At www.workimport.dk you can find tips and advice on job applications.

 

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