Six job-hunting tips for foreign grads in Sweden

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 3 Jun, 2013 Updated Mon 3 Jun 2013 14:21 CEST
Six job-hunting tips for foreign grads in Sweden

Foreigners who arrive in Sweden with a university degree can find it tough to find a job that matches their education from back home. The Local talks with Josefin Edström, an expert in employment issues for foreign degree holders, to learn the top tips for a smooth transition.


Foreign professionals who don't have a job lined up before they arrive in Sweden are often faced with a wall of questions. How do I get started? Who should I talk to? Do I need to learn Swedish?

With a lot of the most useful information only available in Swedish, it can be tricky to even know where to turn for help.

RELATED ARTICLE: Click here for the top six tips

"When it comes to finding work, it's a different story for many different career paths. Engineers and architects, for example, need to use different channels and write their CV in completely different ways," Josefin Edström, a researcher with white-collar union Saco, tells The Local.

But when it comes to general help and support in shifting your Swedish job search into high gear, Edström has a number of tips that can be helpful for almost anyone when it comes to getting started.

Click here to read the top tips for foreign professionals looking to kick start their Swedish job search.

The Local/og

Follow The Local on Twitter


Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also