INTERCULTURAL COUPLES AND EMPLOYMENT, INTEGRATION, AND WELL-BEING
In our Path Ambassador interviews, we heard about the paths of 14 people, both Finns and foreigners, who wanted like to share their experiences on the path to employment, integration, and well-being in Finland, together with their partners. During the interviews we talked about themes including intercultural life, Finnish language, relationships, and networks, and well-being, as well as employment.
To sum everything up, below we gathered some of our Path Ambassadors’ tips on employment that can be of some help to you.
Attend events even if they are in Finnish, as you will still have the opportunity to network with other professionals in your field.
Modify your CV according to requirements mentioned in a job advertisement and showcase experience relevant to a position that you apply for.
Be optimistic and don’t blame yourself for slow progress in language learning or not being able to find employment yet. Integration comes with time and it is important to take care of yourself and appreciate what you are doing and what has already been done on the path to integration.
Our Path Ambassadors are sharing their stories about how they found their path in Finland, and what is their take on employment, integration, and well-being in Finland as part of an intercultural couple. Some of the ambassadors have preferred to use another name in the article.
Delta's path from Namibia and in Finland
Elena's path from Russia
Fabrizio's path from Italy and the US
Henna's path in Finland
Irene's path from Chile and in Finland
Irina's path from Romania and Canada
Jesus' path from Spain
Julia's path from Russia
Lucas' path from France
Mitch's path from Australia
Pekka's path in Finland
Ruta's path from Lithuania
Tanja's path in Finland and Mexico