When unemployment threatens
If you know or suspect that you will become unemployed, start reading job advertisements and finding out about vacancies immediately so that your possible unemployment will be as short as possible.
You can register as a jobseeker with the TE Office or recruitment companies at any time, even if you are still employed or studying.
Register as an unemployed jobseeker with the TE Office on your first day of unemployment if you would like to receive an unemployment benefit for the period of unemployment.
Resigning from your job will not influence your status as a jobseeker. The TE Office will provide services for you from the time you register as a jobseeker.
You will lose your unemployment benefit for the first 90 days of your unemployment period if you resign without a valid reason. During this time, you will not be eligible to receive any unemployment benefits from Kela or your unemployment fund.
You will also lose your unemployment benefit for a fixed period of time if your employer cancels your employment relationship because of your objectionable conduct.
If your employer is facing bankruptcy or is otherwise insolvent, you can apply for you outstanding salary from the pay security system.
Please take note that the processing of your application may take several months.
Many educational institutions have their own preparatory training for working life or programmes the purpose of which is to help students find their place in the working world. Ask about this from your educational institution's guidance counsellor.
Approach your field's employers and ask about jobs and traineeships.
If you do not find a job immediately after graduation, register as an unemployed jobseeker with the TE Office at the latest the day after you graduate.
TE Services provides special support for young jobseekers.