How to Find a Job in Finland

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Deliver Your Household Stress Free

Compare our rates to or from: 🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

  • Deliver Your Home Stress Free and Have Peace of Mind
  • Licensed, Bonded and Insured Carriers Near You
  • Award Winning Service, Always on Time

Trusted By:Trusted By FMCSA, Inc. 500, AMSA, BBB

House Moving Free Quote Calculator

Or Call Us:

It’s much easier to find a job once you’re in Finland under the 90 day visitation rights. However, it’s not impossible to find employment in the country while you’re still located in the United States. There are many online resources that list job openings for all industries in the country. You can even enter programs for expats that will help you find jobs you are qualified for. Just make sure you take plenty of time to research and sort through all your options.

With a lower unemployment rate and plenty of jobs seeking employees, finding work after moving to Finland as an expat won’t be as hard as you may assume. Nevertheless, you’ll still have a harder time than the natives. As of 2017, there were 26,000 unemployed expats in Finland still seeking jobs. With that being said, be sure to start your job hunt well in advance and have a substantial amount of money in the bank for living expenses after your arrival.

Expectations Held By Employers for Foreigners Seeking Employment

Since the job market in Finland is competitive, it is important that you meet the expectations of the employers held for non-EU nationals. By meeting the qualifications and providing various forms of proof, you are likelier to find a job quicker. You must prove your ability to perform the responsibilities of the position better than the natives can.

Language is perhaps the number one thing you must have concern over. Obviously, working and residing in Finland will be much more difficult if you have no knowledge or education involving the Finnish language. Although many Finnish speaking employers seek English speaking employees for some of their positions, they will also anticipate that you speak Finnish. Take language courses prior to your move or search for employment.

The qualifications sought after by employers in Finland depend on the position open. However, there are strict and set qualifications that must be met for certain job titles. Various degrees, certifications, licenses and other verified documentation might be required if you wish to get hired within certain fields and areas of work. Have all important documents and paperwork collected before you submit any applications or move to the foreign nation.

Work Permission Granted through Residency Permits

Permanent Residence Permit- granted for an indefinite period of time as long as all conditions remain satisfied.  The applicant must have resided in Finland for a minimum period of 4 years without disruption.

Fixed Term Permit – granted to the applicant according to their employment intent in Finland.  If you are a holder of a fixed term permit your validity will always be for a specific amount of time.  The initial validity of a fixed term permit is for a period of 1 year, which can be extended given the circumstances.  If you are a holder of a ‘continuous’ permit you are eligible to extend it for up to 4 years, If you are a holder of a ‘temporary’ fixed term permit you can only extend the visa for a period of 1 year.

Job Hunting and Attending Interviews

While seeking employment, check out job listing websites, career boards and local publications. Networking with locals is another great way to hear and learn of jobs hiring. Make sure you read job ads thoroughly and assess all of the expected qualifications and requirements. To land a position you apply for, you must outshine the natives and other expats that apply. Therefore, you’ll need to ensure you’re qualified for the position before you apply.

Once you have several job interviews lined up whether they’re through virtual means or in person, prepare yourself for the meeting. Be well-dressed and groomed, prepared to answer questions, and have all pertinent documents ready for assessment. Here are some of the things you should have prepared for the interviewing process…

  • Proof of residency
  • Degree certifications
  • Any special or further education certificates or licenses
  • A resume including a cover letter and CV that showcase your educational and employment backgrounds, any skills you have and reasons why you feel you’re qualified for the position

Once you find work, make sure you have your residence permit changed accordingly. Otherwise, you will lose your rights to work and reside in the nation.

Joe WebsterWritten By:Joe WebsterConnect with Joe Webster on facebookConnect with Joe Webster on linkedin

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com

Satisfied Customers

“Thanks to Joe, moving my car was easy. It was real easy to get a hold of him over the phone or text, and he was real nice to talk to. I was set to use another auto transport company, but I just stopped hearing from them. Joe got me scheduled in five minutes flat. My Hyundai needed to go from New York to Florida. No comments on the car’s state at arrival. It was as I left it. Definitely worth my money.”

“Hiring A1 Auto Transport was far cheaper than I thought it would be. I’ve always imagined auto transport services to be expensive as hell. It was easy to get in touch with them and the pickup was scheduled for the very next day. Despite being in Bucharest at the time, I was able to arrange for its travel from Atlanta to Indiana without much of a fuss. I really appreciated the driver’s efforts to keep me in the know and loved how understanding and helpful the staff was overall. My car got to Indiana on the promised day within the time frame they estimated. It was in good condition, with no damage suffered during transport. I heard open transport often gets vehicles scratched by the weather or from pebbles on the road, but nothing happened to mine. I’ll get back to you guys when I go back to Atlanta.”

“Hello:Many thanks for delivering my truck in very good time. Your driver brought the Chevy S-10 to my house this morning. And I did get a call to confirm a delivery. It arrived in very good shape, and your driver was friendly. Nice job, folks. I'd use you again, as well as recommend you to others. ”

“My family planned to spend our yearly vacation in our home town of Kentucky. I searched online and looked for a company which I could trust. I heard positive feedback from previous customers of A1 Auto Transport. And to my surprise, my son also used their services and told me to take his word. I trusted his advice, and it was the best decision I've made in a while. I do not usually listen to my son, but starting today, I will pay more attention to his recommendations. A1 Auto Transport made started our family vacation with a cheer. So far, this is the best auto transport experience.”

“Mark, Thanks for your prompt reply and for the opportunity to present feedback. Lessons learned can be a powerfull tool when used correctly and judiciously. After purchasing my vehicle on Ebay, I Googled "auto transport" and began to look at several different choices. This is where my comments on A-1 begin: Webpage - 5 Star Rating - Your page was straight forward and simple to use. I was able to read customer comments (which is important to most consumers) and I was able to request an online quote. (not a feature offered by everyone) Quote - 5 Star Rating - Kudos to whoever is involved in developing your pricing structure. Very competitive. With three children in university at the same time, and an exwife with a good attorney, I have to be financially prudent. This was the largest single factor for my decision, followed closely by your customer feedback. Customer Service / Contracting & Payment - 5 Star Rating - Once I had determined to accept your offer, I decided to do it by phone. The process was quick, courteous, and professional. This was done on 03/04. Tracking # and GPS - 5 Star rating - Shortly after contracting and paying I received my tracking #. What a great use of leading edge technology. Very powerfull tool. (I am sure that this has helped cut down on the number of "nuisance" calls that you receive) Customer Service / Questions & Updates - 1 Star Rating - I am by nature a patient person, and am more than cognizant of outside influences on "schedule slip", so when it was determined that it would take longer than the original estimate of 10 - 14 days, I was not worried or upset. I had done my homework, had contracted a reputable company, and simply accepted the fact that it would take longer, no big deal. The ETD listed on the tracking page was 03/28. Early ( I am usually in the office by 05:30) that morning I could see that my vehicle was in Baytown, Tx., which is a suburb of Houston, Southeast of my home by approximately 20 miles. I knew that the tracking page noted that I would be notified 12 - 24 hours in advance of delivery. My problem was that I had scheduled meetings for most of the day and simply wanted to find out if I could get a bit more precise estimate of delivery time. I phoned that morning and the operator was quite courteous, but informed me "due to the high volume of calls, all customer service reps were busy", could I please call back. I called back a couple of hours later and was informed that "due to the high volume of calls, all customer service reps are busy", could I please call back in the afternoon. That afternoon, I called on two different occasions, with the same response (very polite), and on the last call was asked if I could call back in the morning. A little frustrating, but not the end of the world. We are now past the extended ETD. The next morning (03/29 - my vehicle had moved to the very edge of the city and very close to my office) I called and was informed that "due to the high volume''''''...). I told the operator that I would really prefer to just be put on hold and I would wait my turn, and she politely agreed to do so. During the next 30 minutes, she came back twice to politely check on me, which I found reassuring. I was feeling good about getting through right up to the point of being cut off. After being on hold for that length of time, no one wants to be cut off. Now I am a little frustrated. At this point I went online and sent a polite email to customer service, explaining my situation and frustration. The page noted that my mail would be answered within four hours, and by then it was lunch time, so I really thought I would not see my car on 03/29 either, if the 12-24 rule really applied. Customer Service / E-mail - 5 Star Rating - In less than an hour I had an e-mail back from Mark apoligizing for the confusion and promising find out what was happening. Before I could respond to the e-mail, Kevin called and asked if it would be possible to deliver my vehicle that afternoon. Customer Service / Delivery - 5 Star Rating - Within 5 hours of being contacted by phone my vehicle was dropped in front of my house. I was notified not only that the delivery would be made, but also when the driver got close to the house. Very courteous and professional. Customer Service / Post Delivery - 5 Star Rating - Mark has followed up with e-mails and a phone call to make sure that the matter had been resolved and even asked for feedback. (This last item is something that all good companies want, regardless if it is good, bad, or ugly) In summary, I am quite pleased with my overall experience with A-1 and will use you again. I would like to note that if the customer service agents are truly that busy, it is not the operators fault. I know very little about your industry, and don't know if this is a seasonal thing or what. I can only think of two ways to mitigate this problem. 1) Advise all clients that all communication post-contract will be through e-mail (less than an attractive option) or, 2) hire more customer service reps. (this is also a signal that business is good'''''smile). Thanks for your time and attention.”

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Our Services and Information

Car International Destinations
Ship Car To Espoo

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Finland

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Helsinki

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Hämeenlinna

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Joensuu

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Jyvaskyla

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Kouvola

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Kuopio

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Lahti

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Lappeenranta

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Oulu

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Pori

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Sillamae

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Tallinn

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Tampere

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Turku

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Vaasa

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)

Ship Car To Vantaa

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)


Car International FAQ

Import Vehicles Into the USA

International Moving FAQ

Moving Destinations
Family Relocation to Finland

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)


Moving Guide
Moving To Finland

🇫🇮 Finland, (FI)


A-1 Auto Transport Serves the World

We ship to locations in all 50 states and countries across the world.

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an Instant Quote

Or Call Us Today and Speak to Directly to Our Sales Team:

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member

A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
Copyright © 1988-2021, A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.