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As the Finnish Job Market is slowly recovering from the effects of the pandemic, there is also some great news about the vaccine set to be used in 2021 in Finland. 😷
Who wouldn’t want to live in such an advanced country? If you’re interested in the job openings in Finland, then it may be the right time to download the MeetFrank app and check out the latest opportunities, who knows? 🤓
Let’s get started with what has happened in the Finnish job market in July and in the first week of August.
In this report, the theme is ‘the most’. 😊 We will discuss the top 6 industries with the most applications and the companies with the most replies to applicants and openings in July.
Sounds good? Let’s start then! 🚀
Job Market Overview
Last month saw a slight decrease in the number of job openings. Good news is, there has been an increase by 44% in the first week of August compared to that of July. 📈
Has it been the same for the job applications? Apparently, no. There has been a slight decrease in the number of job applications in the past month. 📉
We’ll see if job seekers will catch up with the new openings in August and September, in which job applications generally tend to increase.
What about market competitiveness in the Finnish job market? How have industries been affected?
As of August, it is a bit challenging for job seekers to find a job in Finland. Is it the same for every industry?
Unlike in Estonia, software engineers will find it easier to find a job in Finland nowadays. On the other hand, it will be unfortunately more difficult for Design and especially Marketing & PR & Media professionals. 😟
Wondering about the expected and offered average salaries in the Finnish job market?
The pandemic has affected the way we live, work and look for a job. 😵 Just like in Estonia, there has been a growing difference between the expected and offered salaries in Finland.
The gap started to grow in the beginning of June and then diminished a bit. But the disparity is clear enough to draw attention to the difference between the expectations of job seekers and those of companies. 🤔
🔊Attention active job seekers! Please consider increasing your salary expectations a bit and keep believing in yourself. 😊
Top 6 specialties with the most applications in July
When we look at the top specialties with the most applications in the Finnish job market, we see a similar pattern to that in Estonia and Lithuania.
🔊 While Software Engineering ranks in first place for all countries, Sales & Business Development and (Tech) Project Management make up the 2nd and 3rd places in Finland.
The good news is, although Software Engineering was the busiest industry when it comes to the intensity of applications, it’s still at the ‘OK level’ to find a job in the Finnish job market. 👯
We see Marketing & PR & Media, Customer Support, and Finance in the rest of the list.
This could be related to the lower number of job openings in these sectors, as they might be affected more than others in the Finnish job market. 😷
Top 10 companies with the most replies to applicants in July
How many times have you applied for a job and waited for a reply for weeks or maybe months without ever getting a response? 😵
Well, there are still some companies out there who reply to each job candidate whether the feedback is positive or negative . 👏
Let’s get started with the top 10 Finnish companies with the most replies to applicants in July.
Congrats to Appgyver, a mobile software development company! The company ranks in 1st place. 👏
The 2nd company with the best communication skills is G-Works, an advertising agency, followed by Aiven.io, a data management company in the database as a service (DBaaS) field that uses open source technology to create data-intensive applications and Feedbackly, an AI-powered all-in-one feedback tool. 💪
🥁 The list tells us that Software Development, Marketing and Data Management companies win the ‘companies with the best recruitment attitude’ competition!
Let’s see if these stats match with those of the companies with the most job openings.
Companies with the most openings in July
Are you actively looking for a job? Or want to make a pivot in your career? If yes, this section is for you. 🌟
Here are the top 6 companies with the highest number of openings in the Finnish job market in July. 👇
👉 This list has slight similarities with the previous section in which we discussed the Finnish companies with the most replies to applicants.
👉 We see that Arena Persona, a live campaign agency that combines design, technology and customer dialogue has the highest number of job openings. The company also made it to the list of the kindest companies. 👏
👉 Software and Technology win over the other industries when it comes to the number of job openings. If your expertise is in these sectors, well, you’re one of the lucky ones! 🍀
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