Supporting People takes relocation to another level

Since we started in 2009, we have worked with companies such as Maersk Drilling, Haldor Topsøe, Technical University of Denmark, LEO Pharma, DAKO, British American Tobacco and the French Embassy. 

Individual Career Support

Supporting People was contracted to assist a French national in her job applications. She had enjoyed a successful management level career in France and Belgium in the private health sector and was looking to further her career in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industry.

After four months in Denmark applying for a variety of jobs, she had still not met with any success. This was partly due to the tough economic climate in Denmark but also due to cultural differences in job application techniques.

“With Mette’s help, I found a job within a few months. Not just “a job” but my dream job in one of the well-known Danish companies.” Géraldine Rylander.

Supporting People worked to create an application that reflected her profile, skills and talents. We edited her CV and cover letter and aligned them with standard Danish application conventions so that they left a better impression. The new applications were received positively and she was invited for several interviews, one of them through Supporting People’s own network connections. Supporting People then helped her prepare for the interviews using role plays and interview preparation techniques.

The support paid off and a couple of months after Supporting People started working with the candidate, she received her first job offer in a leading pharmaceutical company, which she happily accepted.

Restarting Your Career Workshop

French Embassy LogoSupporting People ran a workshop for French citizens registered at the Job Centre of the French Embassy in December 2009. The group consisted of unemployed French professionals with previous careers in marketing, finance, IT and design. Some were newly arrived in Denmark while others had been in the country for some years. Everyone in the group was trying to restart their career in Denmark.

Supporting People designed a workshop session to help them increase their chances of job success. It started with a presentation that covered applying for jobs in Denmark. Themes included creating a CV and cover letter for Danish job applications, how to create successful unsolicited applications and how to use social media for personal profiling.

“I would not hesitate to recommend Supporting People to other expats looking for a job in Denmark.” Anne Drouet-Majlergaard, Head of the Job Centre at the French Embassy in Denmark.

Participants were encouraged to ask questions and discuss the differences between job cultures in France and Denmark. This led to many interesting discussions and an increased awareness of where they had been going wrong with their applications and what they could do to enhance their chances of job success.

At the end of the session, all participants agreed that it had been highly beneficial and that the enthusiasm and professional approach of Supporting People had inspired them in their job seeking efforts in Denmark.

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