First Job Copenhagen

This job search course is for highly educated expats and spouses living in the City of Copenhagen and Greater Copenhagen.

First Job Copenhagen is a free 6-day course in English aiming at giving international talents a greater chance of finding a job in Denmark. 

You will attend an information meeting followed by a 5-day job search course, where you will learn more about structuring your CV and cover letter, networking through social media, Danish business culture and more. 

You can apply if you: 

  • Have a valid residence permit 
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • Reside in the City of Copenhagen (or greater Copenhagen if you are a spouse) 
  • Do not receive any monetary benefits from the public sector

Program outline

The 6-day course consists of the following: 

Day 1 (Information meeting) 

Friday 9.30-12.30 

  • Leisure guide 
  • Volunteer opportunities 
  • Entrepreneurship/starting up your own business 
  • Recognition of international qualifications 
  • Career and cultural hosts 
  • Information about internships and salary subsidy 

Day 2-6 (Job search course) 

Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 

  • Monday: Job search in Denmark and CV 
  • Tuesday: Cover letter and elevator pitch  
  • Wednesday: LinkedIn, presentation (Phone call) 
  • Thursday: Danish business culture, job interview 
  • Friday: Mock interview