Are you looking for a job in Sweden? Here are a few tips how to find the right Swedish workplace for you.
Benefits of the Swedish workplace
Swedish companies are known for their employee-friendly working culture: flat hierarchies, reasonable payment, 25 days of paid vacation and 480 days of paid parental leave (in total), are only a few reasons why working in Sweden sounds appealing to many job-seekers.
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Useful links: where to find jobs in Sweden
Check out the following websites and portals for the best job offers:
- Arbetsförmedlingen (state agency for work)
- Jobbsafari (jobb search engine)
- The Local (English-language jobs)
Extra tip for the proactive jobb-seeker: Allabolag.se, registry with all companies in Sweden
How to find jobs in Sweden – in 5 steps
- Apply for a Swedish work permit, here is how
- Get your CV and letter of application in good shape, adjusted to Swedish standards (e.g. no cheesy pictures). Ask a Swedish friend or Arbetsförmedlingen (Swedish agency for work) for help.
- Get found
- Create a profile on Linkedin, in English and Swedish
- Register at Arbetsförmedlingen
- Browse job registries, like the one on Arbetsförmedlingen or Jobbsafari, for job offers
- Join groups on Facebook, search for “jobb i stockholm” for example
- Check job accounts and hashtags on Twitter, e.g. #nyttjobb
- Reach out directly to companies via email, but don't forget to pick up the phone after a while
- Get prepared for the job interview, here is how
More about Sweden
- Swedes at work – what to think about in a Swedish office
- Travel to Sweden – tips for your Sweden trip
- Swedish cuisine – (more or less) delicious food from Sweden
Did you find a job in Sweden? Please share your experiences and tips in the comments below!