Six ways to boost your career in Skåne
Skåne boasts unique history and diversity, and a spirit of innovation that makes for an exciting array of career opportunities. Six international locals offer up the secrets to a successful career in Sweden’s far south.
Under Danish rule for hundreds of years, Skåne has long had ties that reached far beyond Sweden’s borders. That legacy informs the region’s unique business environment, one that’s characterized by diversity and an eye toward the wider world.
While roughly 15 percent of Sweden's population is foreign-born, in Skåne that number is even higher: 16 percent in the province as a whole; and in Malmö, Skåne's largest municipality, 33 percent of residents were born abroad. The region is a magnet for international talent.
That unique mix of diverse competence, backgrounds, and perspective is part of why Skåne aims to be the most innovative region in Europe. And according to a recent OECD report, Malmö already ranks as the fourth most innovative city in the world.
So, what’s the secret to having your career take off in Skåne? The Local catches up with eight people who offered up their own tips for getting ahead in south Sweden.
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