Job search, Partnerjob and volunteering
Read more about job possibilities in the Sonderborg area, our Partnerjob program for accompanying spouses and partners and much more.
Job search in the Sonderborg area
For you to have a successful move, a job is crucial. In the Sonderborg area we are known for our industrial companies within the tech or energy industry. However, the opportunities for employment are good, whether you are highly educated or a skilled labourer from any industry. We employ everyone: from skilled workers, teachers, waiters, cooks to engineers, doctors, nurses, dentists and other academics. The chances of making a successful career in the Sonderborg area are boundless with more than 4,000 businesses – both small and large ones.
The workplace culture in Sonderborg has a lot to offer: High salaries, advancement opportunities, flexibility (e.g. homeoffice and flexible working hours), 37-hours workweek, flat hierarquies and work-life-balance.
Are you already living in the Sonderborg area you are always welcome to contact our local Jobcenter. If you are considering to move to our beautiful area you can get further information below.
Job portals and other career tools
Get information about writing an unsolicited application here.
The organization “Work in Denmark” offers many great job search tools in English. They have e.g. an E-learning program, video tutorials and webinars about working and living in Denmark. They also inform about the use of LinkedIn which is a common tool in order to find a job in Denmark.
Recognition of your education
If you have a degree from another country than Denmark, it can help your job search to gain recognition of your foreign education by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. Are you working in the health sector you have to contact the Danish Patient Savety Authority. EU citizens with a regulated profession might gain regognition by applying for the European Professional Card (EPC).
EU financial support for jobseekers
As an EU or Nordic citizen, you can also apply for funds to help pay for travels in relation with a job interview.
Terms of employment
Once you get a job, you can here get an overview of the different things and rules you need to consider before or while you start your job in Denmark.
Would you like to relocate, establish or extend your company?
Contact our Business Service for further information.
There are plenty of opportunities: you can take a free Danish course in Sonderborg or try to start leraning Danish online from your home counrty. A minimum of Danish can help improve your employment opportunities.
Are you living in Sonderborg and do you have an academic background? Get on AC Match, which is an online database with unemployed academics living in Southern Denmark.
For cross-border workers
As a cross-border worker there are many special rules. The “Infocenter Sønderjylland-Schleswig” offers free guidance and can help you with many practical questions.
Even though your partner or spouse might have found their dream job in the Sonderborg area, it might not be the case for you. Newcomer Service Sonderborg might be able to help match your competencies with available career positions in South Denmark. Additionally, we can assist you in developing your network, investigating career options and helping with job search in the Sonderborg area.
- Clarification of job and education opportunities
- Inputs on your application and CV
- Information about job search tools in Denmark
- Potential participation in internships and networks
You can participate if you:
- Are a partner or spouse of an employed newcomer to Sonderborg Municipality
- Speak and write Danish or English on a fairly high level
- Are ready to focus on job search and prepared to invest time in a Partnerjob program
If you are interested in volunteer work, you will have many possibilities in Sonderborg Municipality. With more than 700 associations in the Sonderborg area, you will have plenty to choose from.
You can e.g. become a volunteer for cultural or sports events, help organizing social get-togethers for newcomers or – if you speak Danish – become a firefighter.
As a volunteer you can extend your social network and learn more Danish.
30 unwritten rules about the Danish labour market
By Mehmet Yüksekkaya, 2007
- Show restraint at first
- Share your knowledge with your colleagues
- Participate socially
- Remain professional in work settings
- Acknowledge and relate to prejudice at the workplace
- Understand the hidden message
- Understand irony and humour
- Understand the flat management structure
- Greet your colleagues, when you arrive and leave
- Remember, religion is a private matter
- Eat lunch with your colleagues
- Remember, your boss is not your friend
- Know the chain of commands
- Know the spirit of the company
- Learn how to manage praise and criticism
- Learn to cooperate
- Always meet on time and keep your appointments
- Speak Danish at work
- Ask when in doubt
- Set standards for yourself and your employer
- Comply with the company’s values
- Tread carefully during conflicts
- Be helpful and in solidarity
- Be a good ambassador for your workplace
- Don’t be afraid to take responsibility
- Be innovative and keep an open mind
- Be independent
- Be visible in your workplace
- Be flexible and ready for change
- No rules without exception