How to Work in Denmark Updated Edition: : Tips on Finding a Job, Succeeding at Work, and Understanding your Danish boss

How to Work in Denmark Updated Edition: : Tips on Finding a Job, Succeeding at Work, and Understanding your Danish boss

by Kay Xander Mellish
How to Work in Denmark Updated Edition: : Tips on Finding a Job, Succeeding at Work, and Understanding your Danish boss

How to Work in Denmark Updated Edition: : Tips on Finding a Job, Succeeding at Work, and Understanding your Danish boss

by Kay Xander Mellish

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Overview

Denmark's working culture isn't always easy to understand, but you're feeling underpaid, under-challenged, or stressed out in your current employment market, there are a lot of good reasons to work in Denmark.

Danish working hours are reasonable, giving you plenty of time with your family if you have one and more time for hobbies and friends if you don't.

Denmark's high-tech, high-end industries offer plenty of quality projects, plus the resources and equipment to get them done right.

Danish salaries are good, too, although a large chunk of your in come will go to taxes and housing costs, particularly in Aarhus and Copenhagen.

The famous Danish social welfare state will provide for your basic medical care as soon as you arrive. Once you spend some time in the country, you'll also be eligible for free further-education courses or even a master's degree.

If you have children, you'll find the Danish primary school system to be high-quality and low-pressure, with an emphasis on emotional intelligence and the practical use of knowledge. Should you be considering starting a family, you and your partner will be offered up to a year of paid time off, split between you, to spend time with your new baby.

Once that year is over, you'll be able to choose from a variety of subsidized, low-cost daycare options. Good daycare means that a large percentage of Danish women work outside the home and are able to advance in their careers.

It's also a requirement that all salaried employees in Denmark be given at least five full weeks of vacation per year, in addition to the numerous Danish public holidays clustered around Christmas and in the spring.

Who wouldn't want to work in Denmark?

Still, Denmark sometimes has trouble attracting internationals, for a number of reasons.

The weather is reliably awful: in some years the gray, rainy spring continues right through summer. If you haven't experienced wearing a puffa jacket and gloves in June where you live, you'll probably get that chance in Denmark.

From October through March, the Danish nights are dark and long. Without an absorbing hobby or a good circle of friends, foreigners can feel isolated and alone.

And making friends can be hard. Danes treasure the lifelong friendships they made back in their school days, but they aren't always good at reaching out to newcomers and building new relationships.

Denmark's hungry tax system is also a turn-off for some internationals. For the most part, you'll pay into it for years without being able to draw much out of it.

This book is an honest look at the advantages and disadvantages of moving to Denmark for work.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940185739815
Publisher: Kay Xander Mellish
Publication date: 11/15/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Kay Xander Mellish is a cultural coach and keynote speaker based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her “How to Live in Denmark” podcast has run for more than 10 years, with more than 2 million downloads.

A native of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA, Kay studied journalism and art history at New York University.
She worked for several US Fortune 500 companies, including units of Disney and News Corp., before moving to Denmark where she held jobs at Carlsberg and Danske Bank.

Since 2012, she has worked as a consultant to a variety of small, medium, and large-size Danish companies on communications and culture assignments and coached both newcomers to Denmark and Danes moving overseas.

Kay offers presentations and workshops on Danish culture, in particular Danish working culture, to companies and organizations.

She is available for both in-person and virtual events through her website www.kxmgroup.dk.
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