The job application process in Denmark can be different than what you are used to in your home country. Here are some tips on how to make sure your application stands out from the rest when making a job application in Denmark.
Get your CV and cover letter in order
First things first: make sure your CV and cover letter are in order. This means having a professionally written CV that is up to date and tailored to the job you are applying for. Your cover letter should be well written and focus on why you are the best candidate for the job. What you also want to do with your CV and cover letter is to stand out. So imagine you are the employer and you get like 100s of application monthly. You would probably start screening applicants by rejecting applicants that don’t have a relevant education and work experience. So having a well written CV and cover letter tailored to the job you are applying for is important. This link will help you with writing your CV and cover letter.
Get yourself a network
In Denmark the job market is quite informal, so make sure to use your network to find out about available positions. This can be both people you already know and people you meet at networking events. It is also a good idea to contact companies directly if you are interested in a position. You can use platforms like LinkedIn or groups on Facebook to meet other internationals in Denmark. Here you will also be able to get some inspiration or even help for writing your CV and cover letter.
Be prepared for the interview
The interview process in Denmark is a lot about finding the right fit between you and the company. This means that the interview is a lot more informal and social than what you might be used to in your home country. However, this does not mean that you should not be prepared. You should always be prepared for an interview. The easiest way is to research the company you are applying for and make sure you know what they do and where they are going. This will help you have a good conversation with the interviewer and show that you are interested in the company. Another important tip is to prepare some questions you can ask the interviewer. This will show that you are interested in the job and that you have been thinking about it.