Finding a job

Greetings :)
I was wondering if anyone found employment in Norway and if they have any tips?
I moved to Trondheim, Norway on  a working holiday visa as my boyfriend is Norwegian, I am learning the language but I am nowhere fluent. (I'm relying on duolingo and Norwegian comics at the moment).
I have work experience in the following:
- Waitressing/Kitchen-hand
-Bartending
-Cleaning
-Retail
-Babysitting
-Community Mental Health
-Outreach work
Thank you for your time reading this post
Sam :)

Hi Samalamb264,

you will find some useful information on the forum. You can use the search bar at the top of this page to find related threads.

Here is a thread that might help : What are the dos and don'ts of finding a job in Norway?

All the best,
Bhavna

Hi Sam.

Finding a job as an English speaker in Trondheim is not so easy, it should be, as English is the second national language, which people have had a lifetime of exposure to, but in many companies there is still a strong insistence on speaking norsk. (largely depends upon who the boss is and how nationalistic he / she is) ;)

With your experience, you should be able to get a job in one of the many restaurants scattered all over the city and it's outskirts. There are many people working in those places who are only able to speak basic Norwegian.

As a tip, don't send your CV out but rather go along and deliver it in person, let them see you, have a chat etc, that's the best way to get a foot in the door here.

It took me almost 5 years to get a job, so being both resilient and determined are qualities you will need to develop.

Hope it goes well.

PS: This might help you a bit. https://www.ntnu.edu/now

Usually for people who doesn't speak the language yet there are many hotels who hires english speakers, specially summer is here.

Try handing out your cv to them personally. This worked really well for me as it shows how interested you are in the job you are applying for.

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