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The Reality of Moving to Finland (Helsinki)

Hi everyone.

I am flirting with the idea of moving to Finland. My girlfriend is from there and, having lived in London (too expensive) and Edinburgh (my home town and too boring), we think Helsinki could be our next stop.

However, I do not speak a drop of Finnish. I have progressed quite far in my career here in the UK (digital marketing/website management etc) and need to seriously ask myself (or you guys): will moving to Finland mean saying goodbye to all my career progression and hello to work in a call centre instead or on a building site?

Any success stories of English speakers with a career? Anyone know anyone they can put me in touch with to discuss my concerns?

My only hope (I think) is that I work in digital marketing so there is a possibility for international work via the computer.

Any advice appreciated – thanks.