The members of the Union of Professionals in Natural, Environmental and Forestry Sciences Loimu have access to a career services package customised to meet their needs. We want to help you to succeed by supporting you in your career and job search.
Loimu organises career and job search-related training events online and at all of its university cities. You can see the training in the event calendar on the home page of the website. Recordings of training provided by Loimu are available on the members’ intranet, which you can sign in to with your membership number.
By signing into Loimu’s comprehensive Career Portal, you have access to concise video tips for career design and job search. There are already over 10 videos, and they are free for the members to watch! You can also watch the Job Search in Finland webinar to develop you job-searching skills.
Log in and select the videos that suit you to support your career development. To log in, you will need your membership number: www.urapalvelut.fi/loimu. After logging in, select In English at the top corner of the page.
Personal career coaching is provided to members via the UP Partners coaching company. Career counselling covers themes relating to job search, career design and development in your own work. Virtual coaching offers concrete tools to enable you to see your key skills and expertise. When you can identify your own skills, it is easier for you to convince others and succeed more often in your work. You can limit your job search to positions for which you have the most to offer, and you will get to work in a position that interests and motivates you. Book a counselling appointment at www.urapalvelut.fi/loimu. After logging in, select In English at the top corner of the page.
Job opportunities suitable for the members of Loimu are published training sector-specifically on the Loimun avoimet työpaikat -page and collectively in social media. We will supplement the automatic searches on the website with advertisements submitted to us by employers, and the supplemented lists are published in social media on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Choose the channel that you actively follow!
At the Union office, we advise members in matters relating to employment and salaries. You can also request help from the career services of the office for determining your own salary requirements: .
Loimu’s office can also provide comments on employment contracts. You can contact the person responsible for the supervision of interests and counseling in your own sector or .
It is a good idea to have your job application and CV read by someone else before sending the documents. Loimu’s members can get expert comments on their content and wording in Finnish and English, .
Send documents via encrypted email to Loimu office:
Building a LinkedIn profile is a long-term effort, and the impression it gives is important in building your own profile as an expert, in job searching as well as elsewhere. You can use a personal comment service for assistance in editing your profile.
If you have a video interview coming as a part of a recruiting process, you can practice it beforehand. We use popular Recright service, a Finnish tool for recruiting used in several countries. When you practise using the tool, you'll see how you present yourself and notice the things you should focus on before the interview. And we'll give you personal tips how to succeed in video presentations!
Loimu also supports its English-speaking members in job search through peer groups in the Uusimaa region. Read more about peer groups: http://www.tyonhakuveturi.fi/career-boost/.
Finding your own career path can be challenging and requires talking with others working in the field. If you desire information, want to build your network and contemplate the direction of your career, mentoring can be a good option! We expect English-speaking members to have some level of understanding of Finnish so that you can take part in the training events and group discussions. A mentor and actor can decide to use English only in their talks.