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1. Posted by cinemascop (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

hi all
i`m egyptian studying in helsinki ... my dream is very big and for that dream i`m outside my country ... my dream to become "film director" so that i want study film directing ....

being here in helsinki ..facing very hard time cause i couldn`t find any kind of job helping me with my expenses here and that cause i don`t know really any of finnish or swedish "just english ,arabic and french ".... can any body help me with that ? don`t know what to do actually ...

is it possible if travel to ireland or france and looking for jobs ? can anybody help me ?!!!

thanx in advance

2. Posted by jasminasab (Budding Member 41 posts) 10y

Hi Ahmed.

I believe that this isn't the most appropriate way to ask for a job. I think some people even might want to help you if you didn't sound so... like a desperate imigrant.

You should let people know what you can offer. I wouldn't give you a job if you didn't speak my country's official language either, except if you were specially talented in something.

The fact that you are Arab and Muslim will make it even harder I pressume. And another thing, can you even work without the working license? (I pressume that student don't have one, or am I wrong?)

My advice to you is - learn the stuff that people are looking for (e.g. if they want only someone who knows the language, then learn it), stop complaining and think about what you can offer. Then find the right people (I'm not sure that TP is the right place, but there are many job sites) and convice them thay you're the right person for the particular job.

Good luck anyway.

3. Posted by cinemascop (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

thanx for replying me .....
appropriate way to ask for a job !! maybe yes this isn`t the appropriate way but u have to knock the doors maybe someone will open to you !!!!

a desperate imigrant!!! no comment...
actually i`m doing my best to learn finnish language to help me with a job so i`m not just lying down ..watching tv or something ...

can you even work without the working license? about that i don`t know if u can or not!! but any international student have the right for working 25 hours per week!! that`s stamped on the visa i believe u r wrong!!

about convincing others .... yes here is not the right place to do so...

anyway thanx for advicing me about to stop complaining !! if u really consider my post as complaining ....

anyway thanx alot cause u r the first one in this whole forum who reply me !!!!

best regards

4. Posted by jasminasab (Budding Member 41 posts) 10y

Hey once again.

I didn't say you are a desperate imigrant, I just said you sound like one. :)

You are learning Finnish? I think you should mention that when looking for a job, as well as the fact that you have a licence to work part time.

About the complaining part, I might have been a bit harsh on you, but I actually did get an impression that you are complaining for not being able to find a job.

Now, to show you some more good will, I googled for jobs in Finland for you. Did you check these web sites:

I also found International Student's Guide to Working in Finland which has some valuable information (you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it):

And, I think that miqqo might be dissappointed for not giving him the credits for being a first person to reply to you, don't you think? ;)

5. Posted by cinemascop (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

thanx alot for the searching on google and trying helping me ... about miqqo being dissappointed for not giving him the credits for being a first person to reply me .. of course he is the first one who replied to me ..but i didn`t mean that ..i meant that u r the first one who relplied to this post "can anybody help me find a job?!!!" only and of course miqqo is the first one at all replying me here..

anyway speacial thanx to miqqo and every body who can help by a way or another..

u got it!
u too thanx alot

best regards

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello Cinemascop

I have mostly been able to find jobs, in foreign countries, when i tried. Sometimes it took a lot of effort to get one, but i usually eventually scored. I think the thing to do, when jobs are scarce, is to apply for as many as possibe, and as quicly as u can.
There is almost always more unemployment in Ireland, than in France, so i think France may be your best option. But make sure u have made a big effort to find employment, in Finland, if that is where u would prefer to be. I think if u spend a month hitting the job applications hard and fast, in Finland, then that is enough, of an effort.


7. Posted by cinemascop (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

hi Mel

thanx alot for replying me !! in finland the biggist problem is that they require finnish language ..and actually i`m just starting the course so it`s not easy ...anyway i`m trying as u said to knock all doors ....hope to find one soon .....
thanx for advice

best regards