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CCI Seminar: Job Seeking in Norway – What Can Make You a Better Candidate for the Job?

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2015 CCI Seminar 2

For foreigners in Norway, it can be difficult to find a good job without Norwegian background. The situation is getting more serious at present, after the oil industry is going down because of the low oil price. To help foreigners, particularly the new comers, CCI has very honored to have two excellent speakers, Lene Rutle and Hanne Thaugland, to give you some useful advice on how you could become a successful job seeker.

Lene Rutle is a Senior Recruitment Consultant at Frontica Advantage, Norway’s third largest recruitment company. She has more than 10 years' experience in working as a career advisor and recruiter. Lene Rutle is responsible for the outplacement program delivered in the downsizing process in the Aker companies where she worked before.

She will address the following issues regarding to some important questions in job seeking: Competence mapping – what is your key selling points? What are your key assets of value for the next employer? Communication – factors to consider when presenting your competence, and Communication in view of the receiver/your next employer.

Hanne Thaugland, is working as Head of Personnel at Handelsbanken. She is also a board member of H C Thauglands Trælastforretning A/S. After getting a Master degree in “Adult learning and human resource development”, she has gained 15 years working experience in Human Resource department so she will give you some ideas how to hit the targets described by employers from applicant's CV and application, and how to prepare a job interview foreseen from an employer's perspective.

You can bring your own questions to the seminar to gain more knowledge and skills for further change of your job and carrier.


  • Date: Wednesday, Sep 16. 2015
  • Location: Forskningsrådet, Drammensveien 288, NO-0283 Lysaker, Meeting room: Frisch 1 and 2


  • 16:30 – 17:00 Registration and Food Serving
  • 17:00 – 17:10 Introduction to CCI and IMDi Project, Dr. Xinli Wang, Chinese Professionals in Norway
  • 17:10 – 18:00 How to stand out in the job-seeking crowd? Lene Rutle, Frontica
  • 18:10 – 19:00 What do we look for when we recruit new employees? Hanne Thaugland, Handelsbanken
  • 19:00 – 19:30 Individual Advice

The seminar will be given in English and is free of charge by financial support from Integrerings- og mangfoldsdirektoratet (IMDi). The participants are required to register online at: (scan the image below to go to the registration page directly)

Deadline for registration is Monday 14. Sep. 2015. For further information please contact Mr. Renjie Shao at or Mr. Mai Tianyu at

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