Work In Denmark Presentation
Workindenmark is a public employment service for highly qualified international candidates looking for a job in Denmark, and Danish companies searching for talented foreign employees.
Our three Workindenmark centres, placed in Copenhagen, Odense and Aarhus, offer a series of recruitment services to employers and information and guidance to jobseekers living and working in Denmark.
In addition, this website provides both job seekers and employers with the information, guidance and tools to bring together Danish employers and foreign candidates.
The vision of Workindenmark is to support the creation of a balanced labour market in Denmark.
The mission of Workindenmark is to assist Danish companies in finding highly qualified foreign candidates and to assist foreign job seekers in finding work and establish a working life in Denmark.
We do this by:
- Assisting Danish companies in recruiting highly qualified candidates
- Assisting highly qualified jobseekers in finding a job in Denmark
- Providing assistance for approaching the Danish authorities (International Citizen Service)
- Providing information and guidance about living and working conditions in Denmark.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Created in 2007, WorkinDenmark is a governmental website, which is clear from the partner websites in the footer. One of the websites it works with closely is JobNet. In fact, you need to have an account on JobNet to recruit on WorkinDenmark. As for the visibility, the job board receives 181 150 hits a month. It is slowly but surely on the rise. A mere 26% of those views actually come from Denmark though. Clearly, this isn’t the website the natives are using, which makes sense since the focus audience is foreigners, who want to work for Danish companies. Oddly enough, the website content only takes up a little over half the screen. In social media, there are 4 433 Facebook followers and 2 838 on Linkedin. If you are after information on the Danish labour market, WorkinDenmark definitely has a wide range of sections on the matter.
Design: The fact that the homepage only takes up half the screen makes the website appear outdated. You can use the search engine (keywords) for the job database or the CV database (if you are logged in). Once in the job listing, users have filters (the location, the job type, the sector) to cull the job offers. In the job listing, the job location is shown on a map and you can sort the vacancies by date or relevance. There is no particular branding even if the logo is visible in the job listing (as well as the number of weekly hours and the type of position). The website has information on moving, living and working in Denmark. This includes information covering all kinds of topics (from daycare to opening a bank account to transportation).
The job board objective: The focus of this job board really is the foreigner looking for work in Denmark. WorkinDenmark hopes to put foreign jobseekers on the right track for a job. It even retrieves other international offers so that they are all in one place.
Recruiter observations: To use WorkinDenmark, recruiters need to be registered on JobNet. A Central Business Reg. number and P number are required. On JobNet, NemID is required, which is an identification number used for internet banking, government websites and some other private groups in Denmark.
Jobseeker observations: For most job offers, you are redirected to the company to apply. When you fill out your candidate profile, you can tick boxes regarding your previous experience in Denmark, about only looking for work for a limited amount of time, your driver’s license, etc. The form is long and tedious. If you don't use your account for 90 days, the site deletes it.
The job offers: 1410 job offers. Some job offers are months old. The most popular fields are IT, management, research and engineering. According to the website, IT, life science, medical & health services and engineering are constantly looking for specialists.
Reactivity: If you use the chat support, you are redirected to Europa.eu. It took the website about a day to answer our e-mail (very helpful).
Special features: The WorkinDenmark Job fairs; E-learning courses; the true stories from expats who now work in Denmark; information on moving, living and working in Denmark; the partner websites (like star.dk).
Verdict: WorkinDenmark is a surprisingly useful website. The visibility is low, but in its own way, it’s a niche job board. If you are moving to Denmark and don’t know where to start researching your new country, start with WorkinDenmark.
Written by Ali Neill
As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.
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In the beginning of 2014, Workindenmark will be re-launched with a new design and architecture, that will make it easier for international applicants to find relevant jobs, as well as information about working and living in Denmark.
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