Job search

Are you looking for a student job or your first job? We want to help you with that. We know the labour market for IT, engineering and science and we know what employers are looking for.

This page provides advice on how to clarify your competences, explains why and how you should phone companies before you apply for a job with them and, of course, how to write a sharp CV, a tailored application, and how to approach unsolicited job search.

The best advices from IDA's career counsellors

"Find out what you can do and what you want to sell; i.e. whay professional competences you have to offer"
Karriererådgiver i IDA
Majbrit Ølgaard
"Organise your job search systematically. How much time do you want to spend on your job search? Plan what to do and when to do it, set goals, evaluate and adjust"
Karriererådgiver i IDA
Sanne Mattebjerg
"Use your network to gather information, so that you can send unsolicited as well as solicited applications. A person looking for a fulltime job should send 8-10 CVs per week "
Karriererådgiver i IDA
Majbrit Ølgaard
"Be patient, curious and talk to other jobseekers about ups and downs. They will recognise them and be able to support you"
Karriererådgiver i IDA
Sanne Mattebjerg

The employers' best job-search advice for recent graduates

Source: Excerpts from 'Recruitment Analysis 2018', Ballisager consultancy firm.

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Explain what your academic competences can be used for
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Avoid academic communication in your application and CV
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Send unsolicited applications to companies