This course is meant for you, if you, as a health care professional, are interested in working in Finland.
As a health care professional you meet people every day. That's why you need to be able to communicate with your patients and colleagues in Finnish. There is absolutely no need to be perfect, but at least intermediate level communication skills in Finnish are extremely important in your job.
In this course I will walk you through the steps that you need to take when looking for a job in Finland. We will cover the most important things from writing the application documents to the job interview to important language tips that make understanding the native speakers even better.
The course is a mix of language and cultural cues and it has numerous practical tips that will help you to get a job that you will love.
Introduction to application documents. The importance of a good application, CV and a cover letter.
What documents do you need to apply for a job in Finland?
Learn to write a CV in Finnish.
Learn to write a cover letter in Finnish.
Know how to start and end a phone call. Remember the names of weekdays and months.
When are you invited to the interview?
Plan your attire. Bring important documents. Be on time. Use valuable applications to plan your arrival.
Leave a great impression. Learn about the most important dos and dont's at a job interview in Finland.
Be ready for all the burning questions that your interviewer may ask you. The section will provide you with example answers.
Example answers to questions 1-9.
Example answers to questions 10-25.
Tips on spoken language that help you to understand your interviewer better.
What did you learn? What did you like and dislike? Contact me!
I have taught Finnish to medical students since 2007. My students have been general practitioners, dentists, radiologists, anesthesiologists and more.
I have also translated health related books from English and Finnish into Estonian, for example, The Paleo Diet (Loren Cordain) and Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome (Nasseem Malouf).
In 2014 I received my PhD in Finnish (University of Tartu). I have also studied and worked in several other universities, for example the University of Helsinki and University of Tampere (Finland) and University of California, Berkeley (USA).