Get Hired in Finland: a Guide for Health Care Professionals

All from writing the application documents to the job interview to important language tips
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • You need to be able to speak Finnish at least at an intermediate level.
  • You will need a computer and a set of earphones.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Read and understand a job advertisement.
  • Create personalized and catchy application documents in Finnish: a CV, application and a cover letter.
  • Communicate with the possible employer via email and over the phone.
  • Leave a great first impression at a job interview.
  • The cultural background of a job interview: What to do and what to avoid?
  • Answer to the interviewer's questions. An example interview is included.
  • Ask questions from the interviewer to find out more about the job.
  • Learn some of the major differences between spoken and written Finnish language for seamless communication with the interviewer.
  • Succeed at a job interview and get hired.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for health care professionals who are interested in working in Finland.
  • The course is created primarily for medical professionals. However, the lessons where we discuss cultural cues and differences between spoken and written language, are beneficial for any foreign job seekers in Finland, no matter the field.
  • The course includes plenty of cultural and language tips about Finland and Finnish.
  • The course is meant for students who speak Finnish at an intermediate level.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Introduction to the course. What will you learn in this course?

Section 2: Looking for a Suitable Job. Applying for a Job.

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 an application in Finnish.


Learn to write a CV in Finnish.


Learn to write a cover letter in Finnish.

Section 3: Preparing for the Job Interview
Scheduling the interview via email. Dates and times in a written text. Example.

Know how to start and end a phone call. Remember the names of weekdays and months.

15 questions

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.

All the Burning Questions II. What to ask from the interviewer?
Section 4: Finnish in Spoken Use

Tips on spoken language that help you to understand your interviewer better.

Some grammatical differences between the spoken and written Finnish. Part I
Some grammatical differences between the spoken and written Finnish. Part II
Section 5: Conclusion

What did you learn? What did you like and dislike? Contact me!

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Instructor Biography

Kersten Kimura, PhD in Finnish. Teacher and translator of Finnish, English and Estonian. Editor and journalist.

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).

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