How To Find Work in Sweden

In seeking for work in Sweden and if you want your job application to be taken in all seriousness you need to consider all national differences.

Before you start packing your bags and kissing your mom or sweetheart goodbye, realize this - seeking for work in Sweden, involves more than just the obvious Swedish CV writing and translation, it requires careful preparation.

You have to show that you are flexible, culturally sensitive, able to adapt to new circumstances and cultures, and that you possess some determination and motivation (for the job, not the location!).

Applying for work in Sweden has changed dramatically over the past few years, thanks to mass CV distribution services, online recruitment databases and opportunities to email job search applications.

A foreign individual (i.e., one who is not a Swedish permanent resident or citizen), who intends to work in Sweden is typically required to possess a work permit or other authorisation to legally do so.

art_warning Work In SwedenMost visits to Sweden are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.

art_attention Work In SwedenBe aware of the fact that, in Sweden, graduates are usually expected to have a degree directly relevant to the work for which they are applying.

English and German are commonly used in business. English is taught as the first foreign language from the age of nine. In many large and/or international companies, the language used internally is often English. Very often applicants are required to submit applications in English.

When applying for jobs in Sweden, you may use either Swedish, English or other foreign language, depending on the company and your fluency. Swedes prefer work applicants who are familiar with the Swedish language because knowledge of Swedish is consider necessary to cope with daily office life and life outside work.

Many people believe that having studied the Swedish language at school or college means you are able to speak that language – but do not be mistaken. Having to convince your boss or pass an interview in language that is not your native tongue could prove a lot more difficult than you might expect.

Online work search resources are common in Sweden. With the high level of Internet usage in Sweden, the Internet is now the best place to access employment information.

art_tip Work In SwedenAlmost all the vacancies are registered with the National Labour Market Administration (AMV). The vacancies of the AMV are published on a special computer system, which is accessible in the job centers, public libraries and other public offices in Sweden.

Also, a selection of these vacancies is published on the Internet. A lot of job agencies and employers publishing their vacancies on-line provide the opportunity to complete the job application form on-line.

High percentage of Swedish jobs are not advertised and are filled through referrals or networking.

Employment firms are present in major cities and are available on the Internet.

Find work in Sweden using the most powerful job search engine on the Internet!

Jobb från Careerjet

To find work in Sweden, simply type keywords, job title or company name into the vad/what box describing the kind of job you want and enter a city, region or postcode in the var/where box. Then click the Hitta/Find button or hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

Careerjet searches for work in Sweden on all of the major job boards, newspaper sites, niche industry sites and corporate job sites. Those include:

monster.se, efinancialcareers.se, careerbuilder.se, stepstone.se, recruit.se, ams.se, towork.se, cadtorget.se, nyteknik.se, mrjobb.se, mps.se, matchaledarskap.se, proastri.se, experteer.com, merajobb.se, utbildningsjobb.se, jobb24.se, compass.se, academicwork.se, karriarguiden.se, specialistjobb.se, jobbia.se, medrek.se, justlanded.com, ronden.se, dagensmedicin.se, scandi-jobs.com, jobagent.sk, poziadavka.sk, upsvar.sk and hundreds more.


art_remember Work In SwedenYou may search for work in Sweden right now, but when you find some you must apply immediately with your current CVs and cover letters.

art_tip Work In Sweden

If you struggle with your CV writing, instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use:

art_tip Work In SwedenWrite a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for interview. If your cover letter writing is poor, use:

Other Work in Sweden Info

We hope that you found work in Sweden and you obtained the Swedish visa too. So, start preparing for the Swedish interview and get the work you want.

In addition, on job search, visas, work permits, cover letters, CVs & resumes, job interviews and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with your work in Sweden!

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