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Searching for a job in Iceland

There are many ways to find a job. The most important things are to keep your eyes open, make yourself noticed and not to give up.

Where do I search for a job?

There are multiple ways to search for a job. Often the quickest way is to inform your friends and relatives. A status update on Facebook often “gets the job done”. Try your luck by filing open applications to recruiting services and workplaces. Look for job openings online and always follow the regular newspaper ads.

 

Searching for a job online

Here is a list of websites containing job openings in Iceland.

 

Recruiting services

Recruiting services post job openings online. The main ones are:

  • Storf.is 
  • Vinna.is
  • Mannafl
  • Job.is
  • Hagvangur
  • Capacent
  • Talent.is
  • H.H. Ráðgjöf
  • Atvinnuleit.is
  • Tvinna.is (computers and software)

 

File general applications

You can file a general application to a company of your choice. They often store the applications they receive and browse through them when they start hiring. You are going to have to sniff out the companies that are right for you, find contacts og application forms on your own.

 

Finally

Use your network - talk ot people you know, ask around

If you plan on applying for a summer job, do it as soon as possible, preferably before the end of february

Don't be afraid to apply for a job. It's always worth a shot.

 
 
This article is written in cooperation with Áttavitinn