When we talk about finding Job Vacancies in Norway we need to be aware that this can be a very broad topic. Since this article is part of the series of articles with the main theme Find Job In Norway By Following These Easy 19 Steps we will focus our discussion following what we have accomplished so far in our previous articles.
Although I have already written this in some other article just as a small reminder. In 2007 and half of 2008 I was exactly in your shoes while searching the internet for job opportunities throughout western European countries. At one point I have focused my search on one country and you can bet that was Norway. I have to admit that my knowledge about Norway was very limited and the biggest concern was the language barrier. I think I was worrying too much since most Norwegians speak excellent English.
For my first job in Norway, I have done all the research in my home country, sent applications from abroad until getting the chance for job interviews when I visited Norway for the first time, and finally got the offer.
The second job in Norway was a lot easier. I have done the whole process in Norway.
I am pretty sure that the research that helped me will be helpful to you as well. Especially, if you do not know much or nearly anything about the Norwegian job market like I was back in the days.
Where To Look For Job Vacancies In Norway
We have started our series of articles on where to look for Job Vacancies in Norway and concluded that most of the job openings are advertised in Norway using the internet.
Find The Best Job Listings In Norway
Next, we moved on to list the most used websites for Job Search either Job portals, recruitment agencies, and later you can target the company’s websites in your field of expertise.
Focus Your Job Search In Norway
In order to be as efficient as possible in your Job Search, we have shown how to focus your Job Search in Norway using Finn Job Portal as an example. This will provide you with Job Vacancies in your inbox. Next, you need to look at them and decide which are worth your time and effort to apply for.
I hope that this will give you a clue about what we are trying to achieve and where we getting to. We are basically coming closer and closer to the point where you will find the best Job Vacancy opportunities for you.
You have several options to find Job Vacancies in Norway using Job Portals, or Recruitment Agencies websites.
First, you can use Job Agents (Job Varsler in Norwegian) and get Job Vacancies right in your email inbox as explained in the article How To Keep Your Job Search Focused In Norway.
Second, you can go to each Job Portal or Recruitment Agency website. Type your own criteria and go through the results until you find an interesting Job Vacancy.
Later approach can be useful in case you are not getting quality results using Job Agents. Maybe you set the wrong criteria that need to be reassessed. You might feel that you are missing some opportunities that are not coming into your inbox. So you have a better chance of finding them if you do a manual search from time to time.
Save Best Job Vacancies As Favorites
We think that there is no need to repeat how to search Job Portal websites since we have covered that in our article already mentioned a couple of times How To Keep Your Job Search Focused In Norway.
But we believe there is one thing worth mentioning when we are assessing results got one way or another. Finn Job Portal has a nice feature to save some Job Vacancies as a favorite. You can come back to that one whenever you want. So there is no need to search again, try to memorize, or save in some spreadsheet.
To keep the long story short what you can do is the following:
- You should go through the list of Job Vacancies that you got as a result of your search.
- In your first scan, you can save the most attractive Job Vacancies as favorites (Legg til favoritt called in Norwegian),
- In your second assessment. Look at each favorite and you need to make a decision. Ask yourself is it worth your time and effort applying for the position.
- For the best of the best Job Vacancies in your favorites list, you do the Job Vacancy Analysis as we have explained in the article How To Analyze Job Vacancy In Norway.
Here are some useful words in Norwegian used in this text.
|1||Save search||Lagre søk|
|2||Job vacancy||Ledig stilling|
|3||Save to favorites||Legg til favoritt|
Good To Know
It is worth mentioning that many jobs in Norway are internal within the company. That means that these jobs are not publicly available yet.
There are several reasons for that. First, maybe some coworker wants to change a position and apply internally within the company. Second, managers ask coworkers if they have a colleague from a previous job that they would like to recommend. If your recommendation gets hired you will get a nice bonus.
So be active and try to promote yourself as much as you can as we have described in the articles Connect With Your Contacts – Networking Is Important In Norway and Build Your Professional Brand And Be Visible In Norway.
Before applying for the job position is smart to do a thorough Job Vacancy Analysis and Competencies Cornerstones Mapping. These are exactly your next steps where you learn very valuable tips and tricks in the job search process.
Good Luck with your Job Search!
Don’t forget that this article is part of a text serious about finding a job in Norway. Depending on the phase you are in at the moment maybe you can find some articles useful for yourself. So please check them out.
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Author: Dejan Mladenovic
I moved my family of 3 to Norway in 2008 and created this website so that I can share what I’ve learned with anyone that’s thinking of moving or traveling to Norway. It’s such an awesome place, and I want you to get the most out of it!
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