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Is it better to hunt for a job in Sweden

...or from my home country via the net?

ELMECHWARA
post 4.Sep.2009, 03:43 PM
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Joined: 30.Aug.2009

Hi! i am from MALTA & I intend to move to Sweden.
I had looked for jobs and sent my cv over the web but still I had found no replies at all since 30 days now !
i don't want to close my shop here and go just like that
as i fear getting broke there.especially in winter time.
but i guess I have no choice,as its the only solution to be their first?
can any one help me about this phenomena.
By the way I am looking for hospitality,catering and tourism.
waiter barmen,porter,and so...
thanks
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skane refugee
post 4.Sep.2009, 05:12 PM
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Joined: 14.May.2008

Suggest you only send your CV and application letters in Swedish unless you are applying to a specialist field (IT, Academia etc)

In this economic climate employers can be very choosy and will therefore almost always prefer 'friends of friends' rather than taking a chance with a complete stranger ...

network like crazy with your Swedish contacts and get them to spread the word around ... someone must know someone who's hiring in your line of work ...

good luck!
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skisalomon
post 4.Sep.2009, 10:01 PM
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Joined: 23.Aug.2009

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Suggest you only send your CV and application letters in Swedish


Would this apply to someone not fluent in Swedish? I have a very basic grasp of the language and could easily get my girlfriend to help converting from English to Swedish.
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skane refugee
post 4.Sep.2009, 10:42 PM
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Joined: 14.May.2008

A possible suggestion would be to convert the letter and CV to Swedish using for example the (free) google translate tool:

http://www.translate.google.se/#

Ideally then to get a friendly native Swedish speaker to correct any obvious translation or grammatical errors by the auto-translation tool ...

If no-one is around to correct the auto-translation, then maybe submit the original English letter and CV as well for reference

It's simple common sense that Swedes prefer to read applications in Swedish ...

Good luck!
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ELMECHWARA
post 5.Sep.2009, 02:46 PM
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Joined: 30.Aug.2009

Thanks for the help guys.I would do my best to know some few people than first! smile.gif
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