In Denmark - as in many other countries, it can be difficult to recruit candidates within certain industries and specialties, and in that case companies often use internal recruiters or external headhunters to look for qualified candidates on LinkedIn and in CV databases.
At Workindenmark we use the EURES CV portal when we match candidates to job openings that companies find difficult to fill. Danish companies and recruiters also have access to the EURES CV portal, so it is a good idea to create a good CV to make yourself visible to recruiters and headhunters.
Tips on how to create an attractive CV on the EURES portal
We advise you to create your CV in English.
Tip: Make it easy for Workindenmark’s recruiters and Danish employers to find you. When you create your profile and reach the step "Desired locations" make sure to tick the box "Denmark".
Your headline is one of the most important parts of your profile. When we search for candidates, your headline is the first we see, and it plays a major role in our decision to take a closer look at your profile – or not. Choose your headline wisely: describe your professional profile with few and precise keywords in order to raise your reader’s interest. To give you an example: if you saw two profiles with the headlines "6 years experience in Embedded Software Development" versus "Looking for a job to live in Denmark", which one would you take a closer look at?
This is where you give your sales pitch, a short summary about your experience, your education, your most important skills and personality traits. It is important that you use the right keywords that are typically used in your field of work. If you need some inspiration, take a look at tasks and requirements from relevant job ads, or search on LinkedIn for people with a similar profile. You will quickly get an impression of the prevailing keywords.
3. Experience / Subjects covered
Stand Out with your work experience. The more detailed you describe your experience, the better we can understand your strengths. Do not only focus on tasks, but also give us a picture of your achievements and key learnings. Take your time to explain what you did, but also how you did it. Once again it is essential that you use the right keywords, since our consultants search for matching profiles by use of keywords.
Knowledge of specific languages may be important in some jobs and may then be included in a search. Make sure you make an honest assessment of your language proficiency.
5. Certificates and skills
Our search criteria are based on skills mentioned in a specific job ad. Many employers within the technical field are looking for experience with for instance specific IT programs, tools etc. It is important that you mention the ones you are familiar with, and that you indicate your proficiency level. You may have mentioned these in connection to your work experience but it does provide a nice overview if you list these in the skills section too.
6. Attached documents
If you have created a CV, feel free to attach it to the profile. However, make sure that you take the time to fill in the full profile on the page, with as much information as possible. When we search in the CV database, your attached CV and the keywords used in your attachment are not included in the search criteria. So the better you fill out the CV on the website, the easier it is for us to find you.
Create your CV at the EURES portal (new tab)