On this page
- How do we recruit? Read our application tips!
- Work for us?
- How we recruit
- 1. Progress of the recruitment process
- Before applying
- Submitting a job application
- After submitting the application
- Job interview
- After the job interview
- 2. Anonymous recruitment
- 3. Applicant survey
- Do you have any questions about our recruitment process?
- Does this sound like a job for you?
How do we recruit? Read our application tips!
We are a stable and developing organisation that has been building up its expertise for over 100 years. We have room for experts and future professionals who want to participate in building the most functional city in the world – Helsinki.
How we recruit
Our recruitment is guided by the common guidelines, laws and regulations of the City of Helsinki. Find out more about the principles here.
1. Recruitment process
How does our recruitment process progress? What can you expect when you apply for a job with us?
2. Anonymous recruitment
What does anonymous recruitment mean and how do we do it?
3. Applicant survey
Your opinion is important to us! How can you give us feedback on our recruitment process?
1. Progress of the recruitment process
Get to know us as an employer on this website! All our open positions can be found on the Helsinkirekry.fi website. When you find an interesting position and want to hear more about it, you can get in touch with the contact person mentioned in the job advertisement before submitting your application. It is always a good idea to prepare your questions in advance, as this is your first contact with your potential new supervisor.
When you find an interesting position, click the “Apply for the position” (“Hae paikkaa”) link at the bottom of the page and complete the online application form. Be sure to complete the application form carefully. Describe your competence and interest in the position in question. The purpose of your application is to tell the employer about your skills and competence and to generate interest so that you are invited to an interview. When describing your work experience, do not just list your previous job titles but also describe the tasks and responsibilities they involved. Different job titles can mean different tasks for different employers. Finally, check your application for typos.
We will notify you of the progress of the recruitment process by email, so it is important that the contact details you entered are correct. At the end of the application period, we will invite some of the applicants to a job interview. In the first phase, the job interview may be conducted as a video interview, but we usually mention this in the job advertisement.
If you are invited to a job interview, remember to bring along your certificates of employment and school certificates as well as any permit certificates relating to the position.
- Ensure in advance that you can find the place of the interview.
- Be there in good time.
- Answer the questions briskly and honestly.
If you are selected for the position, the recruiting supervisor will contact you by phone. You will agree with the supervisor on the date of starting work, the trial period, the salary and other matters related to starting the work.
At the beginning of your employment, you will also receive an invitation to the Service Centre induction event by email. The event is organised by the Service Centre recruitment team to go through general employment-related matters. You will receive the actual induction into your new duties at the workplace.
We will make the employment contract in writing. However, a verbal agreement will remain valid until the written employment agreement has been concluded.
If you are not selected this time, it is still a good idea to keep following our new vacancies and applying for them.
2. Anonymous recruitment
Some of our recruitment processes are conducted anonymously.
In anonymous recruitment, all personal information, such as the name, gender, age, address or native language of the applicant, are hidden in the job applications. The recruiting supervisor selects the persons to be invited to the job interview only on the basis of the skills, training and work experience indicated by the applicant in their application. The anonymity will be lifted only after the interview invitations have been sent out. The recruitment process will then continue normally.
The purpose of anonymous recruitment is to promote fair and equal treatment of applicants and to develop the diversity of personnel. The aim is for each applicant to have a fair and equal opportunity to be invited to a job interview without the decision being influenced by anything irrelevant to the job, such as age or gender.
3. Applicant survey
Your opinion is important to us!
The purpose of the applicant survey is to find out what kinds of experiences our applicants have during the recruitment process. A link to the survey will be sent via a separate message. Based on the results of the survey, the aim is not only to identify possible pitfalls in the recruitment process, but also to learn and develop the process together.
The responses are anonymous.
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