Boost your job search

Career Boost is Group peer coaching and meant for English speaking immigrants and international talents, who are looking for a job in a Finnish job market and who are registered in the TE-Office as unemployed job seekers. 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.

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 for 3,5 hrs at a time
  • 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

application period for module I is ongoing.

MODULE I, 5 meetings

Orientation prior to the 1st Meeting. Introduction to the Program and a pre-assignment.

  1. How to write and vocalize my know how, and accomplishments?
  2. Where to find open positions? My employment plan
  3. Tips and tricks to an effective CV and LinkedIn-profile. How to build an outstanding job application.
  4. How to succeed in a job interview. How to create an outstanding personal sales pitch.
  5. The final assignment and Group coaching with empowering reflection.

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. Also, you know how to express your know how and competences, you know your values and who you are as a talent.

Application for module II starts around May timeframe

Check out our Module II introduction video

MODULE II 5 meetings

Orientation prior to the first Meeting. Introduction to the Program and greetings from a recruiting professional

  1. Values affect my decisions. My own talent. What kind of talent is needed now and in the future?
  2. Personal Meeting with career coach, comments to CV and LinkedIn profile. Application work shop.
  3. Personal sales pitch to video
  4. How to utilize networks and social media in job seeking. How to prepare for personal assessment tests.
  5. Professional branding and communication plan. Group reflection


Further information of the program is given by

Project Manager Päivi Korhonen, phone 0400 338677

e-mail paivi.korhonen@tyonhakuveturi.fi


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