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Towards employment

Job search

Working life

When you go to work, you pay tax on your salary, so you need a tax card. Order a tax card on service MyTaxOpens in a new window.

Want to know what you get in return for paying taxes? At the Happy Taxpayer websiteOpens in a new window., you can find out what services are provided with tax funds.

Starting a business

You can also think about whether you could be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs need proficiency and entrepreneurial skills. Find out more in the Could I be an entrepreneur? guide.


If you become unemployed or your studies end and you do not have a job, register as an unemployed jobseeker by following the TE Services’ instructions. You can then apply for the unemployment benefit from your unemployment fundOpens in a new window. or from Kela.

Unemployment security for jobseekers under the age of 25 includes certain conditions that differ from those of other jobseekers. Read more about unemployment security for people under 25 on the TE Office's website.Opens in a new window.

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Employment contract and trial period

The employment contract arises when you agree with your employer on the performance of work and the associated pay, and on other benefits and terms.

Characteristics of a well made employment contract

There is no set form for an employment contract. You can make the contract orally, but it is wiser to set it out in writing.