If you bring your spouse/partner to Denmark, it is important that he or she settles well. Finding a job can make a difference.
If you choose to bring your spouse/partner to Denmark, it is important that he or she settles well. Experience shows that the spouse/partner feels more settled in Denmark, if your spouse/partner has a job, is undergoing an education or carrying out volunteer work. These things can give your spouse/partner a sense of belonging to Denmark, as well as help them build his/her own local social networks.
Finding a job for your spouse/partner
If your spouse/partner is an EU/EEA or Swiss citizen, your spouse/partner does not need a permit to work in Denmark. If not, he/she is allowed to work full-time for the period his/her residence permit is valid.
Workindenmark offers a wide range of resources that help your spouse/partner find a job in Denmark. By using these resources, your spouse/partner can improve his/her job opportunities in Denmark.
The section “Find a job” of workindenmark.dk has a large amount of useful information on job search in Denmark including how to write a CV and application that grabs Danish employers’ attention.
Visit the section “Find a job”
“Find a job”-section includes:
- the e-learning course “Make It Work in Denmark” that explains how to succeed in finding a job in Denmark. The course consists of four modules: “Job search in Denmark”, “Contact companies and succeed in your job interviews”, “Using LinkedIn in your job search and professional network” and “An introduction to Danish workplace”.
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Create a profile at workindenmark.dk
- five short tutorial videos that guide you through the job search processes non-Danish jobseekers often find difficult or unfamiliar.
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- the pamphlet “Tips for your job search” that gives you useful information and resources for job search in Denmark. The publication has two different editions, one for jobseekers in general and one edited specially for students.
Tips for your job search in Denmark in general (.pdf)
Tips for your job search in Denmark Student (.pdf)
Volunteer work for your spouse/partner
It is also possible for your spouse to develop a network by becoming involved in volunteer work. Typically, these kinds of activities take place late after working hours.