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Where can I look for jobs?

There are many places where you can look for both jobs, student jobs and internships. But what if there is nothing relevant to apply for right now? Where can you find inspiration, and why are small and medium-sized obvious to consider?

Find student jobs, internships and full-time jobs in AAU Jobbank

Where can I look for jobs?

There are many places where you can look for both jobs, student jobs and internships. But what if there is nothing relevant to apply for right now? Where can you find inspiration, and why are small and medium-sized obvious to consider?

Find student jobs, internships and full-time jobs in AAU Jobbank

Which job sites can I use?

When you start looking for a student job, internship or job, you may be a little overwhelmed by the many places you can look for job ads.

Below, we have gathered a few websites where you can search for jobs, and on some of them you can also register in their CV databases and create job agents so that you get the relevant jobs sent to you when they are posted.

Be open to various types of employment and collaboration. Broaden your areas of interest and keep your perspectives open, so that you do not preclude any opportunity. Look into temporary positions as well, and send unsolicited applications. All this could open doors to further opportunities.

4 steps when looking for inspiration on jobsites

4 steps when looking for inspiration on jobsites

  1. 1

    Select relevant job sites

    Select the websites you wish to work with. Find inspiration in the list of job sites above.

  2. 2

    Save job ads that you find interesting

    For a limited period of time, frequently check (or receive alerts) jobs through job agents.

    Save a copy of every job you find interesting, e.g. jobs that contain some interesting elements relevant to your profile and where you feel motivated reading about it. Try not to be too critical or strategic or to focus too much on geography in your search – the focus is on you getting information and ideas.

  3. 3

    Categorise the job ads according to relevant subjects

    Having completed your search, now sort through the jobs you have found. Depending on the content of the job ads you have collected, sort them according to a number of different categories. This is of course individual, but it can make sense to organise them according to:

    • Skills asked for (you can further divide it into professional, personal and academic/general)
    • Sector
    • Main tasks in the job

    By doing this, you form an overview of any repeated elements in the jobs you are interested in.

  4. 4

    Match your overview of job search subjects with your profile

    The purpose of this step is to provide you with a better overview of the skills required in order to be able to apply for the jobs that you find most interesting.

    This will help you analyse whether you already possess the basic skills asked for in the jobs you find interesting - or whether you need to consider how you close the possible gaps between your current profile and the interesting jobs. The last thing can help you plan strategically how you, through your study programme (choosing specific subjects and collaboration partners for your project based work etc.), student job, volunteer work etc., can turn your profile into a specific path.

Find inspiration

Use jobsites to find possible employers and job functions
Try searching for jobs that match your educational background, Search in broader categories - many AAU programmes are interdisciplinary and fall within several categories. If a company employs people with your educational background, it can be relevant for you to make contact.
If you have an idea about job function and/or company
If you already have an idea about which type of job, you are looking for, you need to find out which companies offer such jobs – and how you can use jobsites and job agents.

Perhaps you already know which employers you are interested in, which makes it easy to keep an eye on relevant vacancies.

Unsolicited job search, networking, and LinkedIn are relevant especially in the private sector.
Be aware that public sector vacancies must always be advertised if they are jobs with a duration over 12 months.

Large workplaces often allow you to create a job agent, which will automatically alert you to new positions being advertised, and sometimes you can also upload your CV in their CV bank.
If you are unsure what you're looking for
Once you have put your competencies into words, you can match them and your interests with the right job by taking a systematic look at jobsites.

Job ads in jobsites reflect the current jobs on offer, as well as it shows how employers describe the competencies that are important in the various jobs. It gives you an idea of the competencies that are in demand – just keep in mind that job ads always are wish lists and you do not have to match them 100 %.

Where can I learn more?

2 ways to find workplaces

The online course helps you finding companies

In the e-learning course, you can e.g. learn about the companies' reality, the "hidden" job market, and unsolicited contact.

Read about the online course about job and career

Job in small and medium-sized enterprises

SMEs - Small and medium-sized companies fills up a large amount of the Danish CVR register for registrered companies - especially in the private sector. But unfortunately, they do not fill the job applicants' consciousness as much. We highly recommend you to have a look at them when you're looking for a job - because there is a huge potential for new jobs! Here, we will give you a few tips and insights regarding the Danish SMEs.

What is a small or medium sized enterprise?

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs – in Danish: SMV: Små og Mellemstore Virksomheder) employ a maximum of 250 employees.

In Denmark, there are approx. 211,800 SMEs, and they employ approx. 764,000 people. Actually, 2 in 3 private workplaces are in SMEs.

Many oppurtunities in SMEs

Get a guidance session with AAU Career

Throughout your time as a student at AAU, you can get free career guidance on everything to do with your career. You may be in doubt about what you can do with your education, how you can put your competencies into words, or perhaps you need professional eyes on your CV.

Contact the career counsellors and have a chat about exactly what you need.