Job Seeker Network Series 2024

Join us in-person for a vibrant spring packed with engaging career workshops and job cafés focused on relevant job search strategies!

Are you currently on the lookout for employment opportunities in Denmark? Would you like to share job search goals, overcome barriers and expand your professional network? If so, this network might be the perfect fit for you.

We understand that seeking employment in Denmark can sometimes feel isolating and impact your self-confidence. That's why we're excited to extend an invitation for you to join the Job Seekers Network! This network is specifically designed for international spouses/partners of our researcher staff, as well as for PhDs and Postdocs employed at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). It offers a platform for informal meet-ups, providing an opportunity to gain insights from fellow job seekers, explore resources, share job leads, exchange information, and offer mutual support and guidance.

We will cover the following topics in the workshops:

  • Job Café - 9th of January
  • Competencies - 16th of January
  • Job Café - 25th of January
  • Job Fairs – Do's & Don'ts - 30th of January
  • Mock Interview - 6th of February
  • Job Café - 13th of February
  • Job Café - 20th of February
  • LinkedIn - 27th of February
  • Job Café - 5th of March
  • CV - 12th of March
  • Job Café - 19th of March
  • Cover Letter - 2nd of April

More dates and themes will be posted as we approach the dates.

Managed by the International Staff Mobility (ISM), this initiative introduces various facilitators throughout its workshops and job cafés:

  • Mette Fog Skriver: Career Consultant for PhDs and Postdocs
  • Diana Lund Nordstrøm: Dual Career Consultant
  • Mary K. Kobia: Senior Global Mobility Consultant

Mette Fog Skriver - Career Consultant for PhD's and Postdocs

Diana Lund Nordstrøm - Dual Career Consultant

Mary K. Kobia - Senior Global Mobility Consultant

Sessions and Events

Twice a month, our engaging Workshop Sessions cover diverse aspects of job search topics, running from 9:00 to 11:00 hrs. Additionally, our alternating weekly Job Café Events offer an interactive space to deep dive into specific topics, ask questions, and network with fellow participants.

Benefits

The Job Seekers Network aims to create a space of mutual respect, where members can share experiences and learn effective job search techniques. By joining this network, you'll:

  • Establish an immediate support system.
  • Professionalise your job search approach.
  • Escape isolation and the monotony of home life.
  • Collaborate on job search goals and overcome challenges and barriers.
  • Gain confidence in job searching through knowledge, effort, and support.

If you're hesitant about joining, consider giving it a try—it might pleasantly surprise you. You might discover new opportunities, build friendships, and access valuable resources through this network.

We really look forward to seeing you!

Kindest regards,

Diana, Mette and Mary

ISM also offers other interesting workshops. To see more click here.

MARCH 2024

Job Seeker Network: Job Café
Date: March 5th
Time:
9.00-11.00
Location: Krystalgade 25, 1165 Copenhagen

Registration deadline 3rd of March

MARCH 2024

Job Seeker Network: CV
Date: March 12th
Time:
9.00-11.00
Location: Krystalgade 25, 1165 Copenhagen

Registration deadline 10th of March

MARCH 2024

Job Seeker Network: Job Café
Date: March 19th
Time:
9.00-11.00
Location: Krystalgade 25, 1165 Copenhagen

Registration deadline 17th of March

APRIL 2024

Job Seeker Network: Cover Letter
Date: April 2nd
Time: 9.00-11.00
Location: Krystalgade 25, 1165 Copenhagen

Registration deadline 31st of March

Information about the Upcoming Events

March

March 5th 
9.00 -11.00

VENUE

University of Copenhagen

Krystalgade 25, 1165 Copenhagen

FACILITATOR

Mette Fog Skriver

Career Consultant for PhD's and Postdocs

Job Seeker Network - Series

Job Café

The Job Seekers Network is tailored specifically for international spouses/partners of our researcher staff, as well as PhDs and Postdocs associated with UCPH, who are actively seeking their next career opportunity. We warmly invite you to engage in a series of 2-hour Workshop Sessions and Job Café Events over the coming weeks, each centred around essential aspects critical to your job search.

This Tuesday is our Job Café.

Join us equipped with your laptop and spend these two hours alongside fellow job seekers and a career consultant from the Dual Career Spouse Network. Use this opportunity to concentrate on the most important aspects of your job hunt and receive valuable feedback from both peers and the career consultant.

We also focus on networking as part of the series.

This series is very informal.

Preparation

Bring the applications or material you are working on at the moment - It can be your CV, a cover letter, mapping out your network, your LinkedIn profile, etc. 

Feel free to join this informal and cozy event where you will get the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals and get inspired on how you can improve your material.

Please note, spots for participation are limited, so prompt registration is recommended.

March

March 12th 
9.00 -11.00

VENUE

University of Copenhagen

Krystalgade 25, 1165 Copenhagen K

FACILITATOR

Mette Fog Skriver

Dual career Consultant International Staff Mobility

Job Seekers Network - Series

CV

The Job Seekers Network is tailored specifically for international spouses/partners of our researcher staff, as well as PhDs and Postdocs associated with UCPH, who are actively seeking their next career opportunity. We warmly invite you to engage in a series of 2-hour Workshop Sessions and Job Café Events over the coming weeks, each centred around essential aspects critical to your job search.

 This workshop centres on crafting a CV tailored for the Danish job market.     

We start this workshop by focusing on the CV in a Danish context – dos and don’ts and important focus areas. Secondly, we will be very practical and make the time to work on specific topics for your CV.

This series is very informal.

Preparation:

Bring your CV printed – If you need it to get printed before the workshop

Please note, spots for participation are limited, so prompt registration is recommended.

March

March 19th 
9.00 -11.00

VENUE

University of Copenhagen

Krystalgade 25, 1165 Copenhagen

FACILITATOR

Diana Lund Nordstrøm

Dual career Consultant International Staff Mobility

 

Job Seeker Network - Series

Job Café

The Job Seekers Network is tailored specifically for international spouses/partners of our researcher staff, as well as PhDs and Postdocs associated with UCPH, who are actively seeking their next career opportunity. We warmly invite you to engage in a series of 2-hour Workshop Sessions and Job Café Events over the coming weeks, each centred around essential aspects critical to your job search.

This Tuesday is our Job Café.

Join us equipped with your laptop and spend these two hours alongside fellow job seekers and a career consultant from the Dual Career Spouse Network. Use this opportunity to concentrate on the most important aspects of your job hunt and receive valuable feedback from both peers and the career consultant.

We also focus on networking as part of the series.

This series is very informal.

Preparation

Bring the applications or material you are working on at the moment - It can be your CV, a cover letter, mapping out your network, your LinkedIn profile, etc. 

Feel free to join this informal and cozy event where you will get the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals and get inspired on how you can improve your material.

Please note, spots for participation are limited, so prompt registration is recommended.

April

April 2nd
9.00-11.00

VENUE

University of Copenhagen

Krystalgade 25, 1165 Copenhagen

FACILITATOR

Diana Lund Nordstrøm

Dual career Consultant International Staff Mobility

Job Seekers Network - Series

Cover Letter

The Job Seekers Network is tailored specifically for international spouses/partners of our researcher staff, as well as PhDs and Postdocs associated with UCPH, who are actively seeking their next career opportunity. We warmly invite you to engage in a series of 2-hour Workshop Sessions and Job Café Events over the coming weeks, each centred around essential aspects critical to your job search.

The topic of this workshop is the Cover Letter.

This workshop focuses on the Cover Letter, exploring effective strategies to craft a standout Cover Letter that captures the attention of potential employers.

This series is very informal.

Preparation:

Please bring a copy of your most recent cover letter.

Feel free to join this informal and cozy event where you will get the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals and get inspired on how you can improve your material.

Please note, spots for participation are limited, so prompt registration is recommended.

Past events

JANUARY

January 9th 
9.00 -11.00

VENUE

University of Copenhagen

Krystalgade 25, 1165 Copenhagen

FACILITATOR

Diana Lund Nordstrøm

Dual career Consultant International Staff Mobility

Job Seeker Network - Series

Job Café

The Job Seeker Network is for international spouses, PhD’s and Post Docs at University of Copenhagen who are looking for their next job. Over the upcoming weeks we will invite you to participate in a flow of 2-hour workshops and job cafés with focus on different important areas when looking for your next job.

This Tuesday is our Job Café.

Bring your laptop and use these two hours in the company of other job seekers and one of the career consultants from the Dual Career Spouse Network. 

Here you have the opportunity to work on the thing that is most important in your job search at the moment and get feedback from other job seekers as well as your career consultant. 

We also focus on networking as part of the series.

This series is very informal.

Preparation:

Bring what ever applications or material you are working on at the moment - It can be your CV, a cover letter, mapping out your network, your LinkedIn profile etc. 

Feel free to join this informal and cosy event where you will get the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals and get inspired on how you can improve your material.

JANUARY

January 16th 
9.00 -11.00

VENUE

University of Copenhagen

Krystalgade 25, 1165 Copenhagen

FACILITATOR

Diana Lund Nordstrøm

Dual career Consultant International Staff Mobility

 

Job Seekers Network - Series

Competencies – how to find them and communicate them to a potential employer?

The Job Seekers Network is tailored specifically for international spouses/partners of our researcher staff, as well as PhDs and Postdocs associated with UCPH, who are actively seeking their next career opportunity. We warmly invite you to engage in a series of 2-hour Workshop Sessions and Job Café Events over the coming weeks, each centred around essential aspects critical to your job search.

Our initial focus revolves around uncovering and effectively communicating your competencies and skills to potential employers. We'll kick off with a concise introduction, followed by hands-on exercises designed to map out your competencies and skills. The goal is to equip you with strategies for effectively conveying these qualities to prospective employers.

Networking remains a key focus throughout the series, fostering informal connections.

Preparation

Reflect on success stories from your life, this can be from work, study life, or personal experiences.

Feel free to join this informal and cozy event where you will get the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals and get inspired on how you can improve your material.

JANUARY

January 30th 
9.00 -11.00

VENUE

University of Copenhagen

Krystalgade 25, 1165 Copenhagen

FACILITATOR

Diana Lund Nordstrøm

Dual career Consultant International Staff Mobility

 

Job Seekers Network - Series

Job Fairs – Do’s & Don'ts

The Job Seekers Network is tailored specifically for international spouses/partners of our researcher staff, as well as PhDs and Postdocs associated with UCPH, who are actively seeking their next career opportunity. We warmly invite you to engage in a series of 2-hour Workshop Sessions and Job Café Events over the coming weeks, each centred around essential aspects critical to your job search.

This week's topic is about what to do and what not to do when attending Job Fairs and conferences.

We will start with a short introduction, and then be very practical with exercises focused on especially how to prepare well for your next Job Fair. We will also talk about attending the fairs and conferences as well as how to follow up.

We also focus on networking as part of the series.

This series is very informal.

Preparation

Identify a Job Fair or pertinent conference you'd like to attend. If specific information for an upcoming event isn't available yet, seek details from the previous year to gather as much relevant information as possible.

February

February 6th 
9.00 -11.00

VENUE

University of Copenhagen

Krystalgade 25,1165 Copenhagen

 

FACILITATOR

Mary K. Kobia

Senior Global Mobility Consultant International Staff Mobility

Job Seeker Network - Series

Mock Interview

The Job Seeker Network is for international spouses, PhDs, and Post Docs at the University of Copenhagen who are looking for their next job. Over the upcoming weeks, we will invite you to participate in a flow of 2-hour workshops and job cafés with a focus on different important areas when looking for your next job.

The topic of this workshop is Mock Interview - how to prepare for job interviews? What are the dos and don'ts?

This interview skills workshop provides you with the opportunity to learn about what skills are required in order to have a successful interview, and insights on what interviewers are generally looking for in a candidate.

The workshop equips you with the fundamentals of preparing for, acing, and following up on interviews and evaluations to get your next dream job. In this interactive session, we will go through:

  • Danish work culture
  • What to expect at a job interview?
  • Verbal & nonverbal communication
  • Practice talking about your top soft skills
  • How to create energy and engage your audience?

February

February 27th 9.00 -11.00

VENUE

University of Copenhagen

Krystalgade 25, 1165 Copenhagen K

FACILITATOR

Diana Lund Nordstrøm

Dual career Consultant International Staff Mobility

Job Seekers Network - Series

LinkedIn

The Job Seekers Network is tailored specifically for international spouses/partners of our researcher staff, as well as PhDs and Postdocs associated with UCPH, who are actively seeking their next career opportunity. We warmly invite you to engage in a series of 2-hour Workshop Sessions and Job Café Events over the coming weeks, each centred around essential aspects critical to your job search.

This Workshop Session focuses on the three most crucial elements of your LinkedIn profile:

Your headline

Your searchability

Your photos.

We'll guide you through optimising these key areas of your LinkedIn profile to maximise their impact on your job search.(Additionally, there will be a two-day LinkedIn workshop in May as well – Feel free to participate in both)

This series is very informal.

Preparation

Ensure you have an active LinkedIn profile. If you wish to update your profile photo, dress appropriately for a professional snapshot opportunity.

Please note, spots for participation are limited, so prompt registration is recommended.