Will I be able to find a job in Norway?
When we asked people about industries and career opportunities in Norway, they reponded...
"Finding a job in Norway can be difficult and competitive. Many roles are filled by skilled locals who have been living and working in Norway for a number of years. Unless you are a citizen, you need either a residence permit or a temporary work permit to take up a job in Norway. The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) grants residence permits and work permits to applicants who have work permits from their employers and the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV). Even with a permit, it is still hard to find a job as the cost of living is high and competition for jobs is strong. Applying for jobs directly, networking, and attending recruitment events are all good ways to increase your chances of employment," commented one expat who made the move to Norway.
"It's a University town, so lots of jobs on campus, hospital, fishery, technology. Its a big little city. I could not find a job since I do not speak or read Norwegian," remarked another expat in Tromso, Norway.
- What do I need to know before moving to Norway?
- How do I find a place to live in Norway?
- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Norway?
- What is the average cost of housing in Norway?
- Should I buy or rent a home in Norway?
- What should I pack when moving to Norway?
- What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Norway?
- Why do people move to Norway?
- What are healthcare services like in Norway?
- What are medical services in Norway like?
- What are typical rents in Norway?
- What appliances are typically included in a rental?
Will I be able to find a job in Norway?If you live in Norway, newcomers to Norway would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.