Maybe you cannot find interesting jobs – or maybe you wish to improve your chances by becoming more active and applying unsolicited?
As a newcomer your knowledge may be limited to the large companies, which everyone talks about. It can be difficult to find small and medium-sized companies without knowing their name, but this is where many jobs can be found.
We have gathered some useful tips on how to locate your future employer, depending on whether you are already in Denmark or whether you are looking for a job from abroad:
In many job portals it is possible to search in archives: expired job ads deliver valuable information about companies and positions. Maybe you see jobs which are not a perfect fit for you, but use them too, to gain information about the companies operating in your field.
Create a list of companies, start following them on LinkedIn, and check their websites regularly.
Use the advanced search engine to find your potential future manager or other people in your field and see where they work, which groups they have joined and which companies they follow.
The larger Danish libraries have subscriptions to company databases. Visit your library and ask for help to make a search in company databases. The sheer number of small and medium companies that were hidden from you until now will surprise you.
Trade council / export associations
Find out whether there are Danish companies with ties to foreign countries where you might be able to provide knowledge or language skills:
Danish Trade Counsil (new tab)
Danish Export Association (new tab)
Largest companies in Denmark
Get an overview of the largest enterprises in Denmark:
Largest Companies (new tab)
The Central Business Register
If you do not know a company’s name, search by filters, e.g. region or business type at the Central Business Register website:
Central Business Register (new tab)
These are companies, which have achieved a continuous growth in revenue or gross profit for the last four financial years and have, in total, more than doubled the revenue or the gross profit in the period. A list is published every year in the business paper Børsen. Find it by searching online: "gazelle + year".