Boost your job search

Career Boost Program has a new format! The Group will start in March-April timeframe! We will open an application form on our webpage during February, so stay tuned!

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 during job seeking


CareerBoost significantly enhances your chances to find a job or to identify other
solutions, such as find further education or to start entrepreneurship. The groups operate in English.

  • Each group consists of 7-10 academic participants
  • the Group meets once a week for five weeks
  • In addition to meetings there are home assignments, which complement the program.

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


module I for beginners and those who have  little experience in job seeking: documents (CV, application) are in use, but not tuned, no LinkedIn account or not maintained, not using or using just a little social media for job seeking. no pitch talk prepared

module II for those already experienced in job seeking: documents are well tuned, LinkedIn account is active and profile maintained, pitch talk readily made. In this module the pitch talk needs to be ready, as it is videotaped.


the career boost Program Module I will start in April

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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