What kind of work opportunities are there?
Most of the jobs advertised in Sweden will assume that the applicant speaks good Swedish. However, within some highly qualified professions, there is a possibility to find work for applicants who are fluent in English - for example within large international companies where the corporate language is English.
You should start your job search by visiting the Swedish Public Employment Service’s website, the country’s largest and most visited employment website, at www.arbetsformedlingen.se, also available through www.eures.se. Apart from ads for vacancies, the website also has a variety of useful advice and tools to help you find work. For example, you can register your CV, find out how to write a covering letter, find links to other job websites in Sweden and much more.
If you are new in Sweden, living in Skåne and are looking for a job - you can meet a local EURES Adviser working with international mobility at Arbetsförmedlingen (Swedish Employment Service). They can tell you about the labour market in Sweden. They will also give you information and advise on how you should act as a jobseeker here, how to write a Swedish CV, where you can find vacancies and what you should think about. Please write to EURES Adviser Malin Dahl, in Lund, at: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting.
Most of the jobs advertised in Sweden will assume that the applicant speaks good Swedish. However, within some highly qualified professions, there is a possibility to find work for applicants who are fluent in English - for example within large international companies where the corporate language is English. Temp agencies and recruiting companies can also be a good way to find employment. The names and website addresses of many of these companies can also be found in the list of links on the Public Employment Services’ website. The EURES website is also a good source of information when looking for work in Sweden. Apart from job vacancies in Sweden, the site also has extensive information on many topics of interest for jobseekers from abroad who are interested in working in Sweden. Another job website that is specifically for English-speaking jobseekers in Sweden is www.jobsinstockholm.com. Despite the name, it advertises English-speaking, professional jobs in locations throughout Sweden. It also features other useful tips and information for English speakers looking for work in Sweden. If you are already living in Sweden, you can register as a jobseeker at your local Public Employment Service office (Arbetsförmedlingen). Consult their website or contact them for more information about the help and services they can offer you. Addresses and phone numbers for all of their offices can be found at www.arbetsformedlingen.se (in Swedish).
The English website of the Swedish Public Employment Service
Information on volunteer work (in Swedish)