Being part of the Spousecare programme meant that I was immediately part of a network from day one. This was extremely important for me and really helped me to feel that I wasn’t alone and got me out of the house! Anette gave me the best insight into the Danish job market to make my applications a success and gave me the motivation to keep going 🙂
While I was comfortable with the technical aspects of my industry when I came to Denmark, it was through Spoousecare where I learned many cultural distinctions and conventions that I think greatly helped in settling in and continuing my career here. I’d be happy to chat with anyone about how Spousecare helped my wife and me.
I am glad SYBO games provided us with such a great, helpful program. I wish all companies can supply this service to all their newly foreign employees. Because it was great.
Thank a lot 🙂
would strongly recommend this to anyone coming to Denmark. The safety net of someone to look through your CV and application letter is invaluable for all newcomers.
Practical approach, concreteness and focus on the personal needs: that is what I liked most of the Spousecare services. You have the impression that they work to help you finding your place in the Danish society, not that they have pre-formed patterns in which you have to fit. I am extremely grateful to the coaches and satisfied with the program.
I have only positive praise for the Spousecare team. Your team has given me the resources and confidence to make Denmark home. Not every traveling spouses needs are the same and I value the level of personal service that was given to me from SpouseCare. Thank you for all the connections you have helped me make!
When we moved here we were really excited but soon I started feeling disconnected.Anette really helped me in making me feel comfortable and her tips and tricks helped me cope up well.Her another team member Charlotte was really a big support when I had to look at things for my new assignment. I really feel Anette and her team is doing a great job.
My spousecare consultant was a great support in getting settled in Copenhagen and in finding a job. Thank you!
The Spousecare not only helped me get a job but also to know and understand cultural differences in employment in relation to my country. I am grateful to each meeting, advice and sharing knowledge and network
Spousecare has been pivotal in helping me to settle into a new country with a completely different culture to what I am used to. Through spousecare I have created my own network and made many new friends. Coming to Denmark could have been a very lonely experience but spousecare gave me a warm welcome and put me in touch with others like me.
Our company has been working with Spousecare through a network connection and in 2013 they helped us find a very skilled IT-supporter that already had residence in Denmark. We are very satisfied with the quality of the candidate who is still with us and doing a tremendous job.
We will not hesitate using Spousecare network in the future if we need to find new candidates.
I became involved with Spousecare after I had been in Copenhagen for 2 years. I was struggling with finding the right direction in my job search, especially since I work in a unique and challenging field. Spousecare inspired me, guided me, helped me to expand my network and make connections, and gave me new confidence in my professional life.
Anette made our relocation feasible and extremely exciting! She made me feel welcomed and helped me discover how I could fit in my new city. I moved here with my newborn son and an out of the box career path. I received customized guidance and support on both those fronts and more. I also recently booked my first contract here!
Anette has been very helpful with all our questions. She is very resourceful and usually gets back to us via email within a day or less. Our toddler had a cavity when we first arrived in Copenhagen and Anette managed to set up an appointment with the dentist almost immediately. We are happy with Spousecare’s services and awesome Christmas potluck!
At the start of my Spousecare programme I had an idea for a business, but with the help of Bodil, Anette and Sys, at the end of the programme I have an active business that is making money. I am very grateful to Spousecare for their help.
This was the first time living in another country and my beginning in Denmark was very difficult. But my personal consultant Sys Vecht, and the Spousecare team did a lot of things to get me started here. Several months later, a lot of things are moving forward for me thanks to them!
Spousecare is a must for a good start in new country!
I have been glad on the practical input received (e.g. addresses for various family shopping needs, cleaning help,…) which helped me save a lot of time in a period where time was even more scarce than usual.
Very professional services and support to get a great start as a spouse in Copenhagen!
The Spousecare program is a wonderful service! I had tremendous support from everyone involved and met some wonderful people along the way. The focus on individual needs makes this service so successful and helpful. I can’t say enough good things about Spousecare!
My wife and I moved to Denmark from the US a little over seven months ago. This is our first time living abroad. I can’t thank the Spousecare team enough for all of their assistance in making this transition as painless as possible. I found the job search and Danish culture / workplace part of the program particularly helpful. Thanks!
Since we introduced career counselling by Spousecare to our spouses returning from an international assignment, our satisfaction among both expats and spouses have increased significantly. The purpose is twofold. We care for the family and acknowledge that you may need assistance in mapping your competencies and finding a job after a period abroad. By sending this signal to our expats, we are also building our future pipeline of mobile employees. When learning that other families benefit from the holistic support provided and the risk of leaving a career behind is minimised, new expats and spouses are more likely to accept an assignment and eventually sustain our business activities worldwide.
The Spousecare has been an invaluable resource to my family and I in helping us settle in Denmark. They have the perfect balance between being a friend and being professional.
They should have those type of services all around the world. It’s wonderful being helped out by proffesionals. It helped me so much in the adjustment of a new country, new habits, new culture. Thank you so much for all your help and effort.
At IO-Interactive 1/3 of our employees comes from countries outside of Denmark. More than 25 different nationalities is represented at the company. Naturally it is of very high importance to us, that our new foreign colleagues and their families get well settled in Denmark. To ensure that process, we decided years ago, to work in close corporation with Spousecare. Spousecare takes good care of the spouses to our employees and their children. Spousecare helps with all kind of practical issues, such as schooling, insurances and job hunting, but apart from that, they also arrange different cultural and social events, which is very helpful in order for the spouses to establish a network. We have worked with Spousecare for some years now, and the course of that time, we have received a lot of positive feedback about the efforts Spousecare is doing.
Spousecare has become a natural and important part of the integration of our employees and their families to the Danish society.
DTU afholdt 2. februar 2012 kursus i ”Professional Networking &LinkedIn” for DTU spouses. Kurset var skabt og afholdt af Spousecare ved Anette Pilmark og Sys Vecht, som igennem tre timer fortalte om LinkedIn tilsat personlige erfaringer indenfor området. Kurset gav de 16 DTU spouses et indblik i LinkedIn som et vigtigt værktøj i deres søgen efter arbejde i Danmark. Spousecare’s erfaring indenfor karriererådgivning af netop denne målgruppe, gav de deltagende DTU spouses et spændende blik indenfor LinkedIn, set med en recruiters øjne. Alt i alt et godt kursus, som skaber ideer, fornyet håb og nye job markeder for kursisterne, faktorer der alle er vigtige for at blive en succes i Danmark.
Spousecare introduced me to some really wonderful expat friends, which is so helpful when you move to a new country!
As someone pregnant far away from home, Spousecare provided great support for me.
Efter fire år i udlandet, hvor jeg ikke havde arbejdet, og 15 år siden mit sidste job interview, var samarbejdet med Spousecare en meget stor hjælp.
Deres vejledning og støtte i min jobsøgningsproces har helt sikkert haft stor betydning for, at jeg fik et job, der passer til mine ønsker og behov.
The spousecare team provided a never ending stream of enthusiasm, ideas and support enabling me to embrace the challenges of creating a new life
in a new culture.
The programme, the newsletter and their counsellor, Sys Vecht, were excellent! The Spousecare Handbook has provided me with the perfect grounding
to settle in Denmark. It gave me a far greater grasp on how to get the best out of LinkedIn and Job Search’ the ways I learned will be invaluable to me.
Excellent programme and highly recommended!
I have been very happy with the Spousecare service and they were always available to help out with any issues that we had.
We could not have settled in Copenhagen as well as we have without Anette and her team.
Despite having a job and a couple of ‘friends of friends’ contacts in CPH when I arrived, Spousecare really helped with understanding not only the practical aspects but also with meeting new people. The support with my work related questions has been invaluable and all the expats I’ve met through Spousecare have been very friendly and helpful.
Spousecare is a great way to get introduced to Danish society, work culture, and meet other expat spouses.
A great service and great people – giving you a head-start in a new country! Well worth the investment. Thank you very much!
Being a foreigner and new in Denmark, SpouseCare gave me a warm welcome. They provided different activities/events to help me adjust and meet people.
The assistance provided by Spousecare was integral in helping me successfully find a job in my field within 2 months of their services. The staff all went the extra mile to ensure that my resume was updated for the Danish workforce and that I was well prepared for the interview process.
A special thanks to Bodil and Anette for everything.
Spousecare v. Anette Pilmark, har siden 1. marts 2009 været en stor hjælp i opbygningen af vores internationale netværk for udenlandske forskere og medfølgende ægtefæller/partnere. Vi har benyttet Spousecare til at arrangere events for vores udenlandske forskere og deres familier. Spousecare har været ansvarlig for oplæg og afholdelse af møder i vores spouse netværk, og desuden har Anette Pilmark afholdt invididuelle rådgivningssamtaler med de ægtefæller/partnere, der har haft behov for dette. Spousecares ydelser har været højt værdsat af vores udenlandske spouser, og vi kan varmt anbefale Spousecare til virksomheder og organisationer, der ansætter udenlandske vidensarbejdere, der medbringer familie.
Vi har virkelig værdsat den engagerende og personlige betjening, som Spousecare har givet vores udenlandske forskere og ægtefæller. Spousecare har virkelig gjort en stor forskel for vores medfølgende ægtefæller. Det har været positivt at mærke Spousecare’s engagement i vores medfølgende ægtefællers trivsel her i Danmark.
When you come to a foreign country you are excited but at the same time have doubts and insecurities about settling down with your family in a new country, new culture and new people. In my experience Spousecare has not only has been extremely professional but at the same time very warm and friendly support when you need to really get to know and settle well in Denmark. The Spousecare network is extensive which really helps to develop a social/professional
network of your own. Thank you!
Prior to moving to Denmark with my husband and two children in January 2010, I remember getting an email from Anette. She welcomed me and said she was looking forward to meeting me and introducing me to Danish culture. Somehow seeing that email made me feel like I was going to be “okay”. After all, I was moving away from everyone I knew so having someone to guide me along and take the time to help me through this transition made it all easier to face. Anette and Spousecare have been a true Godsend.
I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have made it this far without her.
DONG Energy Exploration & Production har siden foråret 2009 brugt Spousecare i forbindelse med ansættelse af udenlandske medarbejdere, og det har været en stor succes. Vores nye medarbejdere udtrykker, at det virkelig hjælper deres integration. og det er samtidig en fornøjelse at se det netværk vores spouser danner på tværs af kulturelle og etniske skel. Spousecare er professionelle og samtidig meget hjælpsomme i stort og småt overfor vores nye familier.
I have been very happy with the Spousecare service and they were always available to help out with any issues that we had. We could not have settled in Copenhagen as well as we have without Anette and her team.
Spousecare helped me to settle into Copenhagen, to find friends and feel part of the community. I did not feel that the Spousecare team were paid professionals, they felt more like friends.
Spousecare positively influenced my experience in Copenhagen after I arrived. After my first meeting I felt confident and less afraid of this next step in my life. I’ve met new friends, my network has grown, I’ve joined clubs, I have job opportunities and I have a much clearer understanding of Danish culture – all because of Spousecare. Thank you!
Spousecare is a great tool to use when you are new in Denmark – a friendly hand always a phone call away!
All I have experienced from Spousecare is professional local expertise and warm support – they add the colour and spices to your family’s relocation and ensure your moving to Denmark becomes a success story… Thanks!
I arrived in Copenhagen knowing only my partner, his family and a few people from my Danish class. I had no work lined up and was having a hard time looking for work especially as I had recently graduated and had little work experience. More challenging still was that I had no work experience working in Denmark.
Just as I was losing my motivation for job hunting, I met Anette at Børsen at a large Expat in Denmark conference. From the beginning, her professional approach, support and confidence in me made me feel confident and welcome to Copenhagen. Spousecare also introduced me to a large friendly international group of friends with whom I was able to share my problems and advice.
I reported to Anette with my progress frequently and she mailed or called me back to offer her support. Anette helped with my applications, distributed my CV with her personal recommendation to her many contacts, and gave me interview preparation tips, introduced the Danish rules regarding tax and other Danish systems.
Now I have landed myself in the perfect job in a European Company which I would have had trouble finding otherwise.
Spousecare has really opened up the real Copenhagen for me and I would keenly urge other spouses to have the same experience. So thank you Spousecare.
I arrived in Copenhagen not knowing how I would integrate the local community, if I could find work and how long it would take for me to find something interesting. Luckily, my husband’s company offered the assistance of Anette, founder of Spousecare. My whole job search was catapulted forward as Anette contacted recruiters for me and introduced me to her extensive network of people. Within a month, I was signing a very interesting employment contract and I know that without Anette’s focus and determination, I would still be looking for work now. What I appreciated most was Anette’s very personal approach that made me feel like my very own needs were met. She was very professional and encouraging and completely devoted to making me feel welcome in Denmark. I would strongly recommend Spousecare’s services to anyone who is serious about making Denmark their new home.
We were very happy to meet Anette Pilmark through our networks. She understands that it is sometimes hard to match people who have different backgrounds and experience with relevant employment. Without Spousecare, we would have never met Isabelle Valentine who is now our International Account Manager. A very useful service. Thank you.