Our specialty is to process work and residence permit applications for Sweden when you hold a job offer from a Swedish company. We do not provide services in job finding but this article is here to point you in right direction.
In order to help you find a job, we provide some useful sources, where to look and how to approach applying for a job position in Sweden.
When you have received a job offer from a company you are welcome to contact us for assistance in the work permit application processing. We will help you and your future employer with the entire application process.
The Swedish Public Employment Agency
Most of the companies publish their ads on this website when they are looking to hire new people. A large number of ads are in English. Study the ads and follow the instructions on the ad to apply for the job.
Other Job Agencies
These are private companies within the field of recruitment. Many of these companies are specialized in a certain field (IT, Construction, Medical etc). Many job ads are published only on one of these websites. It’s good advice to keep a lookout on the websites that match your field of work. Study the ads and follow the instructions to apply for the job position.
Recruitment agencies with job listings
Writing a CV
A curriculum vitae, or CV (also known as a résumé), is a summary of your professional background. Your CV should be one to two pages long and include an overview of your work experience, studies, achievements or awards, special skills and references. Your contact information should always be included at the top of the first page.
Example CV 1: chef
Example CV 2: engineer
Example CV 3: nurse
What to include in your cover letter
Your cover letter (personligt brev) should describe why you are the right person for the position. Rather than simply listing your CV merits, try to make connections between what the company asks for in the job listing and your own skills and experience. This is your chance to show the employer why you are the best person for the job. Keep the letter short and consistant. One page only.
Other documents required?
Some fields may require other types of documents or samples of work, such as a portfolio or certification. If you are not sure what is being asked for, you can either contact the employer directly to ask for a clarification or contact the relevant union for advice.