Books

The insider’s guide to the Norwegian job market

Whilst there are many Norwegian books offering job application advice, this one is unique. Written specifically for people who did not grow up in Norway, it will guide you step by step through the job seeking process. The book is packed with practical tips, starting with how to get your foreign education recognised in Norway, and ending with what to expect when you have successfully got your first job.

In exploring the typical mistakes that non-Norwegians often make; you will learn how to sell your personal qualities and competencies in a culturally acceptable way, whilst gaining an understanding of what Norwegian employers look for.

This book will help you to be better-prepared as a job seeker, boosting your self-confidence when applying for jobs.

This book will be published in Norwegian under the title ‘Kunsten å arbeide med nordmenn’ on 15th October 2018, please see the Norwegian version of this page for information about this edition.

The insider’s guide to Norwegian workplace culture

Would you play chess or poker without first learning the rules of the game?

Dealing with Norwegians without understanding the Norwegian way may be quite like playing chess or poker without knowing the rules. Norwegian workplaces are driven by rules which are very different from those in other western cultures, often leading to confusion and misunderstandings.

The book explains why Norwegians think and act as they do and what they expect, and encourages the reader to reflect upon the social norms and what is considered acceptable behaviour in Norway.

This is the guide to understanding Norwegians in the workplace and their social life which will make you a more informed and confident colleague, business partner and friend. With increased awareness and self-confidence you can be more relaxed, have fun and focus on building lasting, rewarding relationships.

This book is also available in Norwegian under the title ‘Kunsten å arbeide med nordmenn’, please see the Norwegian version of this page for information about this edition.