Help! Retail Jobs?????

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Help! Retail Jobs?????

Post by Pixatron » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:39 pm

Hi, my partner and I are looking to move to Finland, we're going to do the sensible thing and find work before hand. We are both British. I am 37 years old with 15 years supermarket retail experiance as a Deputy Manager. I am looking for retail work again and I'm currently learning Finnish which I hope will help. So far I get the impression that there isn't many jobs at all :( We would love to be in the northern part of Finland and I'm quite happy to commute.

Would be very grateful for some help and advise,

Many thanks!!!

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Re: Help! Retail Jobs?????

Post by MagicJ » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:34 pm

I'd advise donning a flak jacket in preparation for what's to follow.......

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Post by rinso » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:09 pm

In the countryside many of the village shops close down.
Mainly because nobody wants to take over.
(yes, bad economic prospects)
It will be a financially difficult situation, but if you're determined, it should be possible

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Post by sinikettu » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:36 pm

Pixatron wrote: am looking for retail work again and I'm currently learning Finnish which I hope will help.

Many thanks!!!
I would say that Finnish language is essential .
Especialy out of the capital area.
Perhaps someone might disagree.

Regarding economic situation the "experts" say that we are over the worst. But I have just come back from our local
centre where I counted four empty/vacant shops. Two othes having closing down sales.
People do not become more irritable as they grow old - they simply stop making the effort to avoid annoying others.

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Post by Rosamunda » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:45 pm

Are there shops up north :?

Anyway.... the way into retail probably... is to take a course here in Finland (like a BBA in business management or one of the other Poly courses). You can learn Finnish Foreign Language at the same time too.

Honestly I can't imagine how a foreigner could get work at a management level in retail in Finland, unless you get direct entry on a relocation deal through a global brand. Exception is maybe Ikea who do seem to have quite a few foreigners working for them here. But S-group, Kesko, Stockmann.... I don't think so. These days, Russian seems more of an asset in retail than English.

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