Welcome to Episode 90 of Mastering Finland! In this episode, our host Matt interviews Joppe Quaedvlieg, a renowned job coach and community manager from Shortcut in Helsinki, about the power of effective communication and its ability to unlock Finland's greatest treasures.
Joppe is originally from the Netherlands and moved to Finland driven by love, the pursuit of a brighter future, and the desire to study and work. He deeply understands the motivations that compel individuals to leave their home countries, whether they seek to leave the past behind or embark on a quest for a better future.
Joppe's journey to Finland was influenced by his girlfriend and the opportunity to leverage his university qualifications for a new professional path. After initially struggling with job hunting, he realized the need for a perspective shift and focused on effectively navigating Finland's job market. Within two weeks, Joppe secured a job and within two months, he was invited to share his insights on finding employment in Finland.
In the interview, Joppe emphasizes the significance of networking but advises against viewing it solely as a means to find work. He encourages listeners to embrace networking as an avenue to discover new opportunities and connect with like-minded individuals who share their passions. Joppe also introduces the concept of descriptive communication, which involves understanding and articulating your skills, motivations, and purpose to effectively convey your capabilities to others.
Join us on this episode as we explore the power of communication, uncover the secrets to successful networking, and discover how descriptive communication can shape your career path in Finland and internationally.