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Swedish/English Jobs around Helsingborg

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TheExpatEagle
post 7.Mar.2019, 07:54 PM
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Location: Skåne
Joined: 23.Aug.2016

QUOTE (Svedallas @ 6.Mar.2019, 09:09 PM) *
When there are many Swedes who speak just as good, if not better English, it is almost impossible to get a job without a certain level of fluency written and spoken Swedish.Im ... (show full quote)


Where did I say Swedish shouldn't be the first language? The topic was about finding a job where the op's English will benefit him, I was saying having English as a 1st language is not an advantage.
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TheExpatEagle
post 7.Mar.2019, 07:56 PM
Post #17
Location: Skåne
Joined: 23.Aug.2016

QUOTE (skogsbo @ 6.Mar.2019, 09:53 PM) *
Whilst the thread is old. There are certainly two places in sweden where it is possible to get job without Swedish if you have the skills, one is Ikea, the other is in the fin ... (show full quote)


If you want to take things to an niche market then air traffic control is a job that solely uses English...
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TheExpatEagle
post 7.Mar.2019, 07:57 PM
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Location: Skåne
Joined: 23.Aug.2016

QUOTE (Svedallas @ 7.Mar.2019, 05:11 PM) *
Ikea are you kidding me. Have you seen the names for the furniture?In all my life, I have never met an english speaking person in ikea in Sweden.IT would be a closer chance, b ... (show full quote)


I had an interview at Ikea last month and can confirm my English skills were of no use whatsoever.

Ten years ago I had an interview at Ikea IT and it was also not an advantage to have English as my native language either.
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skogsbo
post 7.Mar.2019, 10:20 PM
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Joined: 20.Sep.2011

QUOTE (TheExpatEagle @ 7.Mar.2019, 06:57 PM) *
I had an interview at Ikea last month and can confirm my English skills were of no use whatsoever.Ten years ago I had an interview at Ikea IT and it was also not an advantage ... (show full quote)

My sambo works several projects for Ikea... hr,it, finance. According to her most of those she works with aren't Swedish and she spends a large proportion of her time speaking in English, all the project stuff she does is in English too, as it gets flung around the hqs, Poland, Holland etc..

But perhaps we are both correct and just have evidence that matches our views!
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dlearyous
post 5.Apr.2019, 08:06 AM
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Joined: 11.Mar.2018

The first year of so that I was back in Sweden I ended up just taking whatever jobs I could find and tolerate. English was of no help. I have since changed to a job working as a surveyor where when interviewed and asking if my English would be of any help/use they replied 'no, most of us speak English anyways'. I now am basically in charge of all contact with our distributors. In Sweden or not. They now admit that though they speak and understand English, they dont have the same ease and flow that I do. I basically only use English when e-mailing or calling distributors and Swedish with my colleagues but it does at least keep me sane to be able to speak English a bit. As good as many Swedes are at English, my experience is that the majority prefer speaking Swedish. Not so odd when, well, we are in Sweden after all.
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