Denmark

It’s important that you send your application in Danish unless otherwise requested - by not doing so puts you at a real disadvantage from the local job seekers.

 

Psychological tests are becoming increasingly popular. Larger companies in particular use them. Aptitude tests and job simulation are most frequently used.

 
A CV (resumes are not used) in Denmark should begin with your name, address and contact information followed by your business qualifications relevant to the requirements of the job. State any relevant work experience you have that complement your business qualifications.
 
Your education history should include the name of the institutions, dates and qualifications you left each school with.
 
Your CV should end with your personal information including your date of birth, marital status, number of children, nationality and your work permit status if you have one. Following your personal information you should briefly outline your hobbies and interests, which should give your potential employer a general overview of what you are like. Keep your CV brief – it should not be longer than two pages.
 
Danes work in a very egalitarian environment, which means that they are more impressed by modesty and politeness than by over-confidence and assertiveness. You may also have to demonstrate your problem-solving skills on the spot.
 
It is rather unusual to receive a job offer after your first interview. If you are successful, expect to be invited back for a second and possibly third interview. The first interview is generally for the employer to get to know the applicant, with the second and third interviews being more orientated around matching the applicant to the job in question.
 
Interested in applying for a job in Denmark? Click here to find out more or alternatively click here to go to the main country specific CVs page.

 
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