It is difficult to find a good job in Copenhagen without an EU passport and fluent Danish. However if you’re not fussy, you should be able to pick up menial jobs that pay pretty well.
Newspapers are a good way to get a feel for jobs available. The Wednesday and Sunday editions of Berlingske Tidende (www.berlingske.dk) and Politiken (www.politiken.dk) are a good source of job listings as well as some free papers such as Søndagsavisen (www.sondagsavisen.dk). You can also search online job listings at Jobzonen (www.jobzonen.dk) and Stepston (www.stepstone.dk).Jobs in Copenhagen (www.jobsincopenhagen.com) is a good website to check, as they specialise in jobs for English speakers.
If you’re looking for casual work, a direct approach might probably work best. Just head up to some local bars, fast food chains, hotels and restaurants and ask about vacancies. Many of them need help in the summer to cope with the tourists.
This is a case of different strokes for different folks. There are a couple of options to go about your job search in Copenhagen. Choose the one that fits you best.
If you have an EU passport it's worth checking out the employment agencies (vikarbureauer). Though most jobs require an adequate level of Danish, sometimes you might just get by with the basics for more labour-intensive work.
Some of the agencies to get in touch with are as listed below.
If you're a citizen of the Nordic countries/regions (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Aaland Islands, the Faroe Islands or Greenland) and aged between 18 and 26, you’re in luck. You can apply for Nordjobb and get a summer job in one of these countries. Find out more on www.nordjobb.net
The Danish Cultural Institute organizes a number of exchange programmes. Check with your local office for more information.
BELGIUMInstitut Culturel Danois/Deens Cultureel Instituut
HUNGARYDán Kulturális Intézet
POLANDDunski Instytut Kultury
UNITED KINGDOMDanish Cultural Institute
Some other short –term job options could include newspaper delivery. It’s easy to get this job as Danish is generally not required. You’ll need to own a cycle and be an early bird though. Papers must be delivered before 6.30am Mon-Fri and before 8am Sat, Sun and Holidays. Salary depends on your district and the number of papers you deliver.
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