Tips for foreign job seekers
The majority of vacancies in Norway are listed on the Internet.
Many Norwegian newspapers advertise job vacancies.The largest national newspaper for job listings is Aftenposten..You can find an overview of Norwegian newspapers at www.norske-aviser.com.
Trade Unions are good sources of information. Unions in your own country may have links with their counterpart organisations
in Norway. Membership of a trade union is not obligatory, but is very common. Some unions publish magazines that advertise
vacancies in their industry.
Foreign job seekers have the option of signing up with private recruitment agencies. The recruitment agencies often specialises in particular industries and professions. The agencies are listed in the Yellow Pages on the Internet: www.gulesider.no (search for “rekruttering” or “vikartjenester”).
Norway also has an informal market for job vacancies, i.e. vacancies that are not registered with any organisation or otherwise advertised. To pick up on these vacancies, one way is to send out general job applications to any company of interest. You should also make a follow-up call to the company after you have sent your application. If you want to send a general job application to selected companies. Remember to bring your CV, in Norwegian or English, with references and diplomas, etc.
Most of the information is available here in English. There are also links to other more detailed information; however, some of this information is only available in Norwegian.