Apply to all jobs

(Originally posted December 2011)

I’ve been trying to find a job for about a year now. Researching companies, writing personalized letters, trying to get a start. It hasn’t really worked. Especially as I am far from Finnish fluency, interest dies away quickly. So. In frustration. I had the great idea of applying to every job listed on mol.fi. out of the over ten thousand posting, there has to be at least one employer somewhere in all of Finland that might be interested in me, right? Not exactly my idea; I heard a friend do something similar before a company picked him up. I know it may come off negatively, as it is clear that my interests are in simply finding work with little thought on the applied position. It may be similar to a restaurant running around tossing ads down people’s mailboxes in the hope that someone will buy a pizza, instead of using the paper as kindle for their next Barbecue.




After a few hours reading through and applying for jobs, it seems like it will take at least a week to get through all of these. Let’s see what happens.

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I’ve been trying to find a job for about a year now. Researching companies, writing personalized letters, trying to get a start. It hasn’t really worked. Especially as I am far from Finnish fluency, interest dies away quickly. So. In frustration. I had the great idea of applying to every job listed on mol.fi. out of the over ten thousand posting, there has to be at least one employer somewhere in all of Finland that might be interested in me, right? Not exactly my idea; I heard a friend do something similar before a company picked him up. I know it may come off negatively, as it is clear that my interests are in simply finding work with little thought on the applied position. It may be similar to a restaurant running around tossing ads down people’s mailboxes in the hope that someone will buy a pizza, instead of using the paper as kindle for their next Barbecue.

After a few hours reading through and applying for jobs, it seems like it will take at least a week to get through all of these. Let’s see what happens.




Let’s get ten interviews

Was told. if a thousand applications gets you one interview, then ten thousand will get you ten. so, here’s to another morning of job applications.

And….. Done

It’s Friday, the evening is just about here, and Christmas will arrive. It’s time to relax. I did set out to apply to every single job in Finland… an over ambitious goal of over ten thousand positions. It is surprising how much I was able to send out. I was suggested this spam everyone approach might not be the brightest idea, yet I figure it was worth a try. It did get me at least one interesting email exchange which I plan to research and pursue further.




Helsinki at the moment is silent. Most residents and foreigners have gone home for the holidays. Next year will bring a new set of exchange students to keep life interesting.

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