What NOT to do
Refrain from using your personal profile to list your aspirations or career goals. This is widely used in other countries to signal that you are a candidate that wants to learn and is willing to work hard. This is not how Danish recruiters will understand this type of content.
One example of a personal profile that is NOT useful in Denmark could be:
To employ my knowledge and experience with the intention of securing a professional career with opportunity for challenges and career advancement, while gaining knowledge of new skills and expertise.
Why is this text not usable in Denmark?
If you have a personal profile at the top of your CV, Danish recruiters will expect you to list your top qualifications for the specific job you are applying for. If you state no degree or work experience – like the above example, which states a desire to advance a non-specific career – Danish recruiters will interpret this as a lack of relevant professional skills – otherwise you would have stated these immediately. Chances are very high that the recruiter will not look further at your CV and you will be rejected for the job.
What you should do
Start with mentioning how you match the requirements of the specific job, e.g. educational background, relevant work experience and interest within certain fields or why you want to move to Denmark.
Graduate (Summer 2021) with the title MBA and BA in Engineering. Within the last years of my degree, I have done internships in areas of supply chain and business analysis. I have gathered experience in organizing transport, coordinating customer relationships, business analysis, and process and optimization through the use of world class tools (e.g. DMAIC/Six Sigma).
I am Polish and am eager to move to Denmark because of your country’s big effort in Green Energy.
Why is this text usable in Denmark?
Danish recruiters can quickly get an idea of the candidate’s main qualifications
- Educational background – Graduate with the title MBA and BA in Engineering
- Relevant work experience - internships in areas of supply chain and business analysis. I have gathered experience in organizing transport, coordinating customer relationships, business analysis, and process and optimization through the use of world class tools (e.g. DMAIC/Six Sigma)
- Why Denmark – your country’s big effort in Green Energy
It is up to you to choose your layout and style when it comes to your CV. But consider the audience and know what Danish recruiters expect – it might help you get your dream job.