Boost your job search

CareerBoost supports unemployed academics with a comprehensive peer group program.
This is a novel way to resolve unemployment challenges of highly educated
immigrants living in Helsinki-Uusimaa Region. To enroll in the group, you have to be
registered as an unemployed job seeker in  the Employment and Economic Development Office.

In the CareerBoost program, you can crystallize your competence spearheads and enhance your job seeking skills in the Finnish labor market.

The group also helps to create and grow a network and to remain motivated through the job seeking phase


CareerBoost significantly enhances your chances to find a job or to identify another
solution, such as find further education or to start as an entrepreneur The group operating language is English.

  • Each group consists of 7-10 academic participants
  • Peer group meetings are organized once a week for 9 weeks, each meeting lasts 3 hours
  • In addition to meetings there are home assignments, which complement the program.

Based on our experiences we know that your own active effort and input makes the
difference, so please be prepared to work hard in this program.


  1. Getting to know each other, goals and expectations of the program
  2. Professional experience and achievements
  3. Competence areas
  4. Personality and values/CV
  5. Personal SWOT-analysis. Hidden job market.
  6. Interview practize/Video interviews
  7. CV commentary session
  8. Cover letter workshop
  9. Plan for the future

Further information of the project is given by

Training Manager Sirpa Huttunen, phone 050 464 7177
e-mail sirpa.huttunen@tyonhakuveturi.fi

Project Manager Päivi Korhonen, phone 0400 338677
e-mail paivi.korhonen@tyonhakuveturi.fi


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