Salary Competitive

Permanent Full-Time Position 

Starting Jan 2022

Salary Range €3000-3400

Welcome to the Shortcut - We get you in the game!

Why work for us  🤝

We are an impact-driven non-profit organization. Our focus is on making a meaningful difference in the professional lives of our community members by providing them with insights and skills to build meaningful careers.

We are diverse: Our eight team members have six different nationalities and speak 9 different languages. Everyone in the team has lived in at least two countries and we have all walked a version of the path that our community is on. This gives us an authentic, empathetic and practical approach in our work. We love what we do, and who we work with, and it shows. 

If you want to come to work, feel good about what you do, laugh with your team, and be surrounded by talented, ambitious learners, then this is the place for you!


Who we are 💪

The Shortcut is the place for meaningful professional integration and career transformation in Finland. We are owned by the Startup Foundation, located in Maria 01, and have the same parent company as Maria 01, Slush, Junction, and Wave Ventures. We began as an entrepreneurial initiative in 2016 and have evolved into a diverse training and events hub, with over 130 nationalities and 5000+ event and activity participants. 

What we are looking for💪

We’re looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Career Coach, who:

  • Is confident in the English language

  • Has 2+ years of experience in coaching (if you don’t have 2+ years of experience, but are convinced you are still the perfect fit for the role, then still apply!)

  • Know the ins and outs of the Finnish job market

  • Is comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment (we prefer to “walk the walk” rather than “talk the talk” at The Shortcut)

  • Revels in the opportunity to build long lasting relationships with partner companies

  • Is ambitious and constantly looking to grow as a Career Coach.

  • Aligns with our company values

What you will be doing💪

You will be working in a small, but super effective, career coaching team using your expertise and knowledge of modern career coaching techniques to accelerate our community members into employment or entrepreneurship. You will do this by:

  • Supporting our community members through engaging coaching sessions that:

    • Identify personal goals

    • Develop soft and leadership skills

    • Define clear development plans that support our community members in reaching their goals

    • Outline an actionable plan for making a strategic career move

  • Finding new employment opportunities for our community members

  • Helping our community members in their job search and navigating the Finnish job market

  • Following up with our community members regularly to make sure they are on track

  • Reporting on the progress of our community members for data management purposes

  • Building partnerships with companies are community members are well suited for

  • Actively supporting our projects that use coaching as a fundamental tool in their curriculum 

What we offer💪

  • A dynamic, fun, learning-packed environment where you can grow and showcase your skills

  • Access to networking opportunities

  • Meaningful work with a purpose: our mission is to train people towards jobs or entrepreneurship and you will be pivotal in this role

Interview Process:

We will be interviewing as applications are received. In addition to your CV and cover letter, add anything else that will give us a flavor of who you are professionally.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

See all 7 benefits

Working at
The Shortcut

Owned by the Startup Foundation, The Shortcut is an impact-driven non-profit organization dedicated to career transformation. We bridge the gap between job seekers and companies in Finland by providing in-demand training and fostering a growth mindset in the community, where educated individuals can upskill and build a meaningful career. We support you to accelerate your professional integration in Finland through training, entrepreneurship, and community. We began as an entrepreneurial initiative in 2016 and have evolved into a diverse training and events hub, with over 130 nationalities and 5000+ event and activity participants. So what are you waiting for? Join our community, we may just be the shortcut you need to a meaningful career in Finland.

Read more about The Shortcut

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