Read what I wrote.finlandforumuser wrote:I would sooner spend time on improving my skills.Tiwaz wrote: And this because you have wasted your years in Finland by not learning the language.
The true is: there are plenty unemployed Finnish natives and opposite a lots of people without any word in Finnish have great work, the difference is in their skills.
Successful companies prefer to hire good foreigners rather local even with identical skills. The reason is very simple, international workers typically more enthusiastic, more willing to learn and just hungrier in all aspects.
PERCENTAGE OF FOREINGERS UNEMPLOYED IS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN PERCENTAGE OF FINNS UNEMPLOYED.
Few "no-speak" foreigners having good jobs is irrelevant. Huge majority of "no-speaks" are "no-jobs".
So it takes a rather huge fool to assume that it is good idea NOT to learn Finnish.
Fluent Finnish in Finland is essential skill just like all other professional skills.
Successful companies prefer to hire people who have most skills. If they cannot get Finn who has all the skills, they hire foreigner. But if you and Finn walk into interview and have exactly same CV, your chances of getting hired are far worse than his.
Smart person learns local lingo if they intend to stay and prosper.
Fools play lottery and buy mercedes while waiting money to come to their account.