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Ideas/Leads for finding job

Back after 22 years abroad

Expatish
post 29.Mar.2019, 02:31 PM
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Hi Local members,
Having a hard time getting into the Swedish job market, even though I was born and raised here so speak fluent Swedish, which I know is a hurdle for many. After 22 years abroad, mostly in the US, it seems I'm either over- or underqualified for everything. I ran two small businesses in the US, working with dogs. Not looking for dog-related jobs in Sweden though. I thought my experience with running businesses, working with hundreds of clients for 15 years, and fluent English would count for something, but so far no interviews for any of the almost 40 jobs I've applied for.
I also have experience as an event-coordinator, so I'm applying for admin and customer service jobs that have an event component, and also jobs as project coordinator/random other ones where my skills fit the description. I have a degree in Film Production from about 20 years ago. I'm flexible and wouldn't mind a non 8-17 job, travel required, odd schedule etc. After being gone so long my network is small, so I'm working on building new relations by getting out there and attending networking events.
Also, I'm a US citizen as well, so could work for a US company even though I'm based here. Don't know where to start with that...
Any tips/ideas on what to try appreciated. What I'm doing is not working, but I will keep at it with the networking, I know that's important.
Thanks.
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Bsmith
post 30.Mar.2019, 02:47 PM
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Joined: 25.Jun.2009

The job situation in Sweden is difficult. You may have to create your own job. Best of luck.
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Svedallas
post 31.Mar.2019, 01:50 PM
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QUOTE (Expatish @ 29.Mar.2019, 03:31 PM) *
Hi Local members,Having a hard time getting into the Swedish job market, even though I was born and raised here so speak fluent Swedish, which I know is a hurdle for many. Aft ... (show full quote)


Are you a native Swede? Or 2nd generation Swedish with immigrant parents?
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Expatish
post 31.Mar.2019, 03:48 PM
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Born and raised in Sweden.
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intrepidfox
post 31.Mar.2019, 06:56 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

Ignore Wallace1837. He just hates Sweden
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Svedallas
post 31.Mar.2019, 07:07 PM
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Joined: 21.Apr.2016

QUOTE (Expatish @ 31.Mar.2019, 04:48 PM) *
Born and raised in Sweden.


So you are an immigrant.

Born and resident means nothing. You should already know that...

You can be born and raised in Sweden and called Muhammed. In Sweden, you are still Muhammed.

The only exception to this rule is if you have been adopted by a Swedish family.
Otherwise, you are an immigrant.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 31.Mar.2019, 10:51 PM
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In a lot/all other countries the "plum" jobs go to the natives also...

However it's only Sweden that is "punished" for it...

People prefer their own...Anywhere!!!
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intrepidfox
post 1.Apr.2019, 01:48 PM
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QUOTE (wallace1837 @ 31.Mar.2019, 09:16 PM) *
Ignore me, but read the OECD statistics on employment gap...



You have too much hatred against Sweden and the Swedes.
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DuneSunny
post 1.Apr.2019, 02:27 PM
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nativeswedishengineer
post 1.Apr.2019, 03:00 PM
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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 31.Mar.2019, 11:51 PM) *
In a lot/all other countries the "plum" jobs go to the natives also.... However it's only Sweden that is "punished" for it.... People prefer their own...Anywhere!!!


The fact that swedes quitely accept the Indian takeover of the swedish it industry should disprove everything Wallace says.
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Svedallas
post 1.Apr.2019, 04:22 PM
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Expatish
post 1.Apr.2019, 06:34 PM
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Joined: 29.Mar.2019

Thanks.
Yeah I know my degree is not of much use, I just added it as I knew people would ask what degree I have otherwise.
I did make a lot of money while self-employed and so have saved for my pension on my own.
Guess I hadn't thought of the difference between customers and clients... I just always called them clients.
Already signed up with most recruiting/temp agencies. Looking into a YH program of some sort, at least about 95% of people who do those get a job afterwards.
I will do some research about working for a US company here. Perhaps being a native Swede is useful for some.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 1.Apr.2019, 11:55 PM
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Swedes discriminate more than any other nation! Look at the data!

Who cares, except people like you!!! laugh.gif
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 2.Apr.2019, 01:43 AM
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Alleging that a job seeker will not be employed because a negative statistic that you chose to be relevant to his request of help is far from helpful!!!

There are many people of all situations working in Sweden to which your "statistical" record means nothing because they are WORKING...

Just give the OP some real help...OK???
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 2.Apr.2019, 06:00 AM
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The OP does not need your statistics!!!

He is here asking for help to get employment...

He does not need your idiocy and ignorance!!!

Either give him help or STFU angry.gif
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