Looking for a job
There are many ways to find information
about vacant jobs.
Newspapers and the Internet are good places to start.
Below are some tips on where to look for jobs.
Not all jobs are advertised. Ask friends and acquaintances or get
in touch with previous employers. Use your network! You can also
contact employers you would like to work for. If you don't know
the work place or the employer from before, you should prepare well
for your first visit.
Pages in the online directory list various searchable businesses
and trades, in English and Norwegian.
To find vacant jobs, you can also
- use your employment agency
- check newspaper adverts (Aftenposten has the most)
- read Lysingsbladet
- check professional magazines
- contact temporary employment agencies (see Yellow Pages)
- use Tekst-TV on NRK and TV2
- call telephone number 800 33 166 free of charge
- look for ads in shop windows and on note boards
Several websites list vacancies on the job market:
Many of the urban districts offer advice on where
and how to find a job. Click here
to find info on your urban district.
If you want to be self-employed or start your own business,
the Internet provides good information.
Bedin Company Information is a useful site with detailed information
in English. The purpose of the Bedin Internet service is to simplify
the process of establishing and running business enterprises in
Norway. The site is operated on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry
of Trade and Industry. You can order "Etablererpakken"
with all the information you need to start a business in Norway.
"Spør OSS" (www.spor-oss.no)
has answers to the frequently asked questions about starting your
own business. The website is in Norwegian only.
also provides good information on how to start a business - in Norwegian
Oslo has its own Business
Development Service (Næringsetaten). They run short
seminars on useful topics (for free), and you can order information
pamphlets and necessary forms for business registration. The site
is in Norwegian only.
(Introduksjonsbedrift) is an educational scheme intended
for use within the framework of the Introductory Programme. The
objective is to have the participants plan, establish, run and finally
close down their own mini-company. Read more about Introductory
Enterprises in www.nho.no/ie.
Last modified 27/12/2007