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Key considerations when concluding employment contract in Finland

Congratulations! You’ve got the job offer after rounds of application and interviews. Now, it comes to the exciting part of signing the employment contract.Have you been aware of key terms or considerations to bear in mind when signing the contract? When are fixed term contracts allowed in Finland? Is the

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Salary for students and newly graduates in Finland

Internships in Finland: Are they really mostly unpaid? If not, how much is the standard salary?What about your first professional job? How much is it benchmarked against?We compiled some slides to answer these questions. The data is collected from over 120,000 professionals from two large unions in Finland. While it

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Level up your appearance with few simple words?

Do you know that you could upgrade your appearance by starting with just some simple words in mind? Clean – Neat – Fit – Harmonious – Elegant Sounds simple, right? Let’s get into it. Clean and Neat It’s about you and your clothes also. You might think that we need

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What taxes do you pay when selling shares (in Finland)

This blog follows the real-life story of Antti (name changed for privacy) as he started his stock trading journey and needed to figure out how to do related tax matters. Disclaimer: This article only discusses the Finnish taxes associated with selling shares, not taxes imposed under other tax jurisdictions. This

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Finnish forests and I

In my first days in Finland, autumn 2014, I stayed in a small city on the eastern side, Joensuu. The city’s name translated in English literally means “River’s mouth”, as it is situated at the mouth of Pielisjoki, a fast-flowing river that connects the two largest lakes in North Karelia

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Lead yourself to success

On November 21st, 2020, VPF was pleased to host the “Personal Leadership: Lead Yourself to Success”, the first event in our #path2success series. We are grateful to receive great interest from the community, not only in Finland but also from France, Netherlands, and the US.During the event, the speaker Sarah

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Basics about popular investing alternatives in Finland

Investing may sound like a foreign and complicated concept to many of us, especially for foreigners in Finland. In this article, VPF will briefly introduce you to some of the most popular investment options available in Finland. Saving accounts – easy but not attractive in the long run A saving

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