You want to find a job in Norway and wonder where to start. Where are jobs available? How do you find them?
Research shows that as much as 60 % of all available jobs are never advertised through the regular channels. This number may be a bit too high, but the fact remains that many vacancies are never published.
How do you find jobs that are not advertised? Be creative and use as many different channels as possible. Take direct contact with employers and send open applications or presentations of your qualifications. If you already have contacts in Norway, use them to get information about job seeking.
Often there will be many applicants for jobs that have been advertised. You will find many of these advertisements in Norwegian newspapers, but it is becoming increasingly common to use the Internet as a channel for advertising. Many vacancies are now only published via company web sites, and some companies will only accept applications submitted through their own electronic application system.
Trade unions can also be good sources of information. Use Internet search engines and branch registers such as the Norwegian Yellow Pages, to find relevant company web sites and contact information.
The largest Norwegian vacancy database is www.nav.no, but there are several others. Most so called "start pages" on the Internet have lists of vacancy databases. You can find these by searching for Norwegian sites. See also ”Related information”.
You can also call the NAV Service Centre EURES
on tel.: +47 800 33 166 to ask about vacancies. It is a good idea to prepare your questions about what kinds of jobs you are looking for and where in Norway you would like to live.