How to write the perfect Swedish CV and cover letter
FOR MEMBERS

How to write the perfect Swedish CV and cover letter

Personal networks account for a lot of career opportunities in Sweden, which makes the job-hunt a daunting task for foreigners even in non-pandemic times. But with the right CV and cover letter, you can impress hiring managers in Sweden – here's how.

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How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

How ‘the Gothenburg spirit’ can help you find success
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How ‘the Gothenburg spirit’ can help you find success

Why Sweden doesn’t have a minimum wage and how to ensure you’re fairly paid
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Why Sweden doesn’t have a minimum wage and how to ensure you’re fairly paid

11 ways to optimise your search for a job in Sweden, even if you’re overseas
FOR MEMBERS

11 ways to optimise your search for a job in Sweden, even if you’re overseas

Three tips for getting your dream Swedish job (even during the pandemic)

Three tips for getting your dream Swedish job (even during the pandemic)

In Stats: How many people are currently unemployed in Sweden

In Stats: How many people are currently unemployed in Sweden

Swedish unemployment rate rises towards 2008 financial crisis levels

Swedish unemployment rate rises towards 2008 financial crisis levels

New stats reveal how Sweden’s growing unemployment affects foreign residents

New stats reveal how Sweden’s growing unemployment affects foreign residents

What are the most future-proof jobs in Sweden right now?

What are the most future-proof jobs in Sweden right now?

Now is the best time to start looking for summer jobs in Sweden

Now is the best time to start looking for summer jobs in Sweden

Swedish government reveals plans to overhaul work permit system

Swedish government reveals plans to overhaul work permit system

How much can you expect to earn in the Swedish food industry?

How much can you expect to earn in the Swedish food industry?

These guides will help you find and build a career in Sweden

These guides will help you find and build a career in Sweden

How to play office politics in Sweden… and survive

How to play office politics in Sweden… and survive

The internship programme offering new arrivals a ‘headstart’ in the Swedish job market

The internship programme offering new arrivals a ‘headstart’ in the Swedish job market

My Swedish Career: Seven inspiring interviews to read in 2019

My Swedish Career: Seven inspiring interviews to read in 2019

‘In Sweden I discovered a new country and rediscovered my own’

‘In Sweden I discovered a new country and rediscovered my own’

Build your professional career with AmCham’s international mentoring program
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Build your professional career with AmCham’s international mentoring program

Worker shortage in three quarters of Swedish professions: Public Employment Agency

Worker shortage in three quarters of Swedish professions: Public Employment Agency

A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters
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A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

‘When I came to Malmö I didn’t want to go anywhere else’

‘When I came to Malmö I didn’t want to go anywhere else’

‘Adaptation is key: people often give up when they’re on the brink of success’

‘Adaptation is key: people often give up when they’re on the brink of success’

‘Sweden taught me how to become the best version of myself’

‘Sweden taught me how to become the best version of myself’

‘Sweden’s the closest thing to perfect I’ve ever experienced’

‘Sweden’s the closest thing to perfect I’ve ever experienced’

‘Swedes in the startup scene are way more forward. If they want investment, they can’t just sit back’

‘Swedes in the startup scene are way more forward. If they want investment, they can’t just sit back’

These are the employers young Swedes like the most

These are the employers young Swedes like the most

‘There is a window of opportunity to recruit in new ways in Sweden’

‘There is a window of opportunity to recruit in new ways in Sweden’

‘One has to wait for a sober invitation from a Swede to make it really count’
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‘One has to wait for a sober invitation from a Swede to make it really count’

Foreign graduates earn less than Swedes: study

Foreign graduates earn less than Swedes: study

Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin
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Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

‘We’re not a cult; we’re a group of people that enjoy working out’

‘We’re not a cult; we’re a group of people that enjoy working out’

Eight out of ten new jobs in Sweden go to immigrants

Eight out of ten new jobs in Sweden go to immigrants

‘Don’t move to Sweden just looking for a job, move for the whole experience’

‘Don’t move to Sweden just looking for a job, move for the whole experience’

‘I love this island, there’s no other place like it’

‘I love this island, there’s no other place like it’

‘I wanted to show Sweden what India is to me’

‘I wanted to show Sweden what India is to me’

‘I’ve always said about Gothenburg that you can almost guarantee a good night out’

‘I’ve always said about Gothenburg that you can almost guarantee a good night out’

Meet the Barcelona coach turning this into Sweden’s best football club

Meet the Barcelona coach turning this into Sweden’s best football club

Looking for work? These are the hottest jobs in Sweden right now

Looking for work? These are the hottest jobs in Sweden right now

How do you find a job in Sweden? Talk to people

How do you find a job in Sweden? Talk to people

This Swedish ad helps robots get parental leave and work-life balance

This Swedish ad helps robots get parental leave and work-life balance

Sweden EU’s second best country for attracting talent: report

Sweden EU’s second best country for attracting talent: report

Five inspiring career stories to read in 2017

Five inspiring career stories to read in 2017

Obama reveals he wants to work for… Spotify?

Obama reveals he wants to work for… Spotify?

Sweden needs more games developers, experts warn

Sweden needs more games developers, experts warn

Make a difference volunteering overseas in 2018
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Make a difference volunteering overseas in 2018

Revealed: This is how much overtime you may have to work in Sweden

Revealed: This is how much overtime you may have to work in Sweden

How this Brit used chronic pain to inspire her new career in Sweden

How this Brit used chronic pain to inspire her new career in Sweden

‘Sweden is heaven for refugee journalists’

‘Sweden is heaven for refugee journalists’

‘The toy industry has to understand the world has changed’

‘The toy industry has to understand the world has changed’

Sweden has fourth happiest workers in the world: report

Sweden has fourth happiest workers in the world: report

‘I created this Stockholm podcast because I needed it’

‘I created this Stockholm podcast because I needed it’

How homesickness inspired this Indian’s Swedish startup

How homesickness inspired this Indian’s Swedish startup

First-born kids more likely to become CEOs: study

First-born kids more likely to become CEOs: study

‘Fun things in Stockholm don’t have to break the bank’

‘Fun things in Stockholm don’t have to break the bank’

‘Sweden isn’t for everyone. You have to be open to change’

‘Sweden isn’t for everyone. You have to be open to change’

‘Dancing is about finding your own way and using your body’

‘Dancing is about finding your own way and using your body’

‘Stockholm has a reputation as a fashion capital’

‘Stockholm has a reputation as a fashion capital’

‘As long as you hook Swedes on the first try, they’ll be back’

‘As long as you hook Swedes on the first try, they’ll be back’

‘Theatre brings you closer than just going for a drink’

‘Theatre brings you closer than just going for a drink’

How an Italian brought Sicily to Malmö through ice cream

How an Italian brought Sicily to Malmö through ice cream

Volvo on hunt for 400 new engineers in Sweden

Volvo on hunt for 400 new engineers in Sweden

‘Swedish people love it, but they find it quite odd’

‘Swedish people love it, but they find it quite odd’

‘Sweden is a country that has children at its heart’

‘Sweden is a country that has children at its heart’

This Brit moved to Sweden and opened his dream café

This Brit moved to Sweden and opened his dream café

‘There’s something for everybody in Malmö’

‘There’s something for everybody in Malmö’

‘I found the American dream in Swedish Lapland’

‘I found the American dream in Swedish Lapland’

Fewer foreign graduates stay in Sweden to work

Fewer foreign graduates stay in Sweden to work

‘Part of me was Swedish before I was Swedish’

‘Part of me was Swedish before I was Swedish’

Norwegians told to seek their fortune in Sweden

Norwegians told to seek their fortune in Sweden

‘I never intended to start this, but I saw a gap in the market’

‘I never intended to start this, but I saw a gap in the market’

‘Fashion is this big industry that can really do better’

‘Fashion is this big industry that can really do better’

Meet the Belgians breathing fresh life into rural Sweden

Meet the Belgians breathing fresh life into rural Sweden

Why this cool designer swapped China for Sweden

Why this cool designer swapped China for Sweden

How Malmö inspired this Scot’s amazing book gizmo

How Malmö inspired this Scot’s amazing book gizmo

‘Stockholm has welcomed me with open arms’

‘Stockholm has welcomed me with open arms’

‘I was only supposed to stay in Sweden for a few months’

‘I was only supposed to stay in Sweden for a few months’

‘Ban cars from Stockholm and have Sweden fund cycle taxis’

‘Ban cars from Stockholm and have Sweden fund cycle taxis’

‘Sweden is the ideal place for my business’

‘Sweden is the ideal place for my business’

‘Sweden has some of the world’s best innovation help’

‘Sweden has some of the world’s best innovation help’

‘Foreigners like to whine about Sweden, don’t they?’

‘Foreigners like to whine about Sweden, don’t they?’

Meet the expat who is now Sweden’s youngest PhD

Meet the expat who is now Sweden’s youngest PhD

‘Sweden has to be able to attract global talent’

‘Sweden has to be able to attract global talent’

‘My massage helps Swedes to bond with their babies’

‘My massage helps Swedes to bond with their babies’

‘Go for your passion and see where it takes you’

‘Go for your passion and see where it takes you’

‘Why we should back foreign entrepreneurs in Sweden’

‘Why we should back foreign entrepreneurs in Sweden’

‘I invite Swedes to become more open’

‘I invite Swedes to become more open’

‘I don’t play by the rules – in Stockholm, that’s accepted’

‘I don’t play by the rules – in Stockholm, that’s accepted’

‘I gave up Canadian Idol to pursue my dreams’

‘I gave up Canadian Idol to pursue my dreams’

‘I love to meet people and tell their stories’

‘I love to meet people and tell their stories’

Meet the Brit bringing cricket to Sweden

Meet the Brit bringing cricket to Sweden

‘I was pretty lucky, I sort of just walked into it’

‘I was pretty lucky, I sort of just walked into it’

‘If you have an idea, go for it and just do it’

‘If you have an idea, go for it and just do it’

‘You have to aim for having 100 percent happy customers’

‘You have to aim for having 100 percent happy customers’

‘Health, for parents or kids, makes you happy’

‘Health, for parents or kids, makes you happy’

‘Getting work in Sweden is about contacts’

‘Getting work in Sweden is about contacts’

‘Moving to Sweden was my quarter-life crisis’

‘Moving to Sweden was my quarter-life crisis’

Young Swedes leave Norway as oil boom ends

Young Swedes leave Norway as oil boom ends

‘Chocolate is more than just Willy Wonka’

‘Chocolate is more than just Willy Wonka’

‘I’m not an expat, I’m an immigrant’

‘I’m not an expat, I’m an immigrant’

‘More Brits should move over to Sweden’

‘More Brits should move over to Sweden’

‘I can help Swedes deal with the dark winter’

‘I can help Swedes deal with the dark winter’

‘I like that titles don’t always mean so much’

‘I like that titles don’t always mean so much’

Unemployment up for foreigners in Sweden

Unemployment up for foreigners in Sweden

‘The startup scene in Stockholm is amazing’

‘The startup scene in Stockholm is amazing’

‘When the kids have fun I’ve reached my goal’

‘When the kids have fun I’ve reached my goal’

‘I invest my own money, take my own risks’

‘I invest my own money, take my own risks’

‘It’s not about women, it’s about innovation’

‘It’s not about women, it’s about innovation’

‘I love entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas’

‘I love entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas’

‘We live this life with no money but a lot of love’

‘We live this life with no money but a lot of love’

Five fab ways to network in Sweden this week

Five fab ways to network in Sweden this week

‘Joining the right startup is worth the gamble’

‘Joining the right startup is worth the gamble’

‘I took a challenge and now I’m a station officer’

‘I took a challenge and now I’m a station officer’

Swedish students swipe into dating app scene

Swedish students swipe into dating app scene

‘Sweden is creating the future, it’s a guiding light’

‘Sweden is creating the future, it’s a guiding light’

‘I don’t think I’ll ever really feel Swedish’

‘I don’t think I’ll ever really feel Swedish’

‘What can I bring to Sweden that is unique?’

‘What can I bring to Sweden that is unique?’

‘Sweden should help foreign entrepreneurs’

‘Sweden should help foreign entrepreneurs’

‘Japan inspired us to make a drink for Swedes’

‘Japan inspired us to make a drink for Swedes’

‘I thought to myself: what have I done with my life?’

‘I thought to myself: what have I done with my life?’

‘We love the wilderness here in Sweden’

‘We love the wilderness here in Sweden’

‘A whole new world opened up in Sweden’

‘A whole new world opened up in Sweden’

‘Indian traditions bring us together in Sweden’

‘Indian traditions bring us together in Sweden’

‘There’s such a demand for live music in Sweden’

‘There’s such a demand for live music in Sweden’

‘Swedish firms really want to be responsible’

‘Swedish firms really want to be responsible’

‘Sweden has the best infrastructure I’ve known’

‘Sweden has the best infrastructure I’ve known’

‘Foreign workers need a specific kind of support’

‘Foreign workers need a specific kind of support’

‘There’s a Swedish mentality of not mixing’

‘There’s a Swedish mentality of not mixing’

‘Swedish equality culture is killing career growth’

‘Swedish equality culture is killing career growth’

‘Sweden should be more proud of its brand’

‘Sweden should be more proud of its brand’

Sweden’s bid to speed foreigners into work

Sweden’s bid to speed foreigners into work

‘Stockholm is the prettiest city in Europe’

‘Stockholm is the prettiest city in Europe’

‘I brought my childhood summerhouse to life’

‘I brought my childhood summerhouse to life’

‘Swedes need to just let their kids be kids’

‘Swedes need to just let their kids be kids’

Building my Swedish lego dream brick by brick

Building my Swedish lego dream brick by brick

‘Running’s for creatives, not just nerds’

‘Running’s for creatives, not just nerds’

‘We give you the chance to drink through history’

‘We give you the chance to drink through history’

‘You have to be active, that’s the whole point’

‘You have to be active, that’s the whole point’

‘I can sit in a meeting and hear roosters’

‘I can sit in a meeting and hear roosters’

Artist rides on back of Dala horse success

Artist rides on back of Dala horse success

‘Swedes have a different kind of creativity’

‘Swedes have a different kind of creativity’

‘It’s my duty to give back and help others’

‘It’s my duty to give back and help others’

Tech, drums and a passion for fashion

Tech, drums and a passion for fashion

‘The art scene in Sweden is less competitive’

‘The art scene in Sweden is less competitive’

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‘Australian sport helped me settle in Sweden’

Meet the man snapping Stockholm’s subway

Meet the man snapping Stockholm’s subway

‘I met my Swedish man in Tokyo’s first Ikea store’

‘I met my Swedish man in Tokyo’s first Ikea store’

‘Snowboarding drew me to work in chilly Sweden’

‘Snowboarding drew me to work in chilly Sweden’

Syrian asylum seeker hosts Swedish start-ups

Syrian asylum seeker hosts Swedish start-ups

Expat pianist seeks key to Sweden’s music scene

Expat pianist seeks key to Sweden’s music scene

Foreign students scrub their way to success

Foreign students scrub their way to success

‘I’m spreading Japan’s ‘cute’ culture in Sweden’

‘I’m spreading Japan’s ‘cute’ culture in Sweden’

Young Serbian shouts for students in Sweden

Young Serbian shouts for students in Sweden

One in four Swedes work at growing companies

One in four Swedes work at growing companies

US woman starts up Swedish toy store online

US woman starts up Swedish toy store online

Five golden rules for a Swedish job interview

Five golden rules for a Swedish job interview

Sweden is ‘perfect fit’ for French fashionista

Sweden is ‘perfect fit’ for French fashionista

Plucked out of Canada for love and guitars

Plucked out of Canada for love and guitars

How I became a surf blogger in Sweden

How I became a surf blogger in Sweden

Five golden rules for the Swedish job hunt

Five golden rules for the Swedish job hunt

‘How I came to run my own business in Sweden’

‘How I came to run my own business in Sweden’

The Swedish mentor (and why you may need one)

The Swedish mentor (and why you may need one)

American teams up with Swede to beat cancer

American teams up with Swede to beat cancer

Hope springs eternal for expat pet shop owner

Hope springs eternal for expat pet shop owner

Five golden rules for job applications in Sweden

Five golden rules for job applications in Sweden

Swedish court decision set to ease work permit headache for border commuters

Swedish court decision set to ease work permit headache for border commuters

Breaking Beer: Science writer to Swedish brewer

Breaking Beer: Science writer to Swedish brewer

Resigning with grace from your Swedish job

Resigning with grace from your Swedish job

Afterwork, teambuilding, and making friends

Afterwork, teambuilding, and making friends

Guide to dealing with your Swedish boss

Guide to dealing with your Swedish boss

Tech speak in the Swedish workplace

Tech speak in the Swedish workplace

Learn vital phrases for the Swedish workplace

Learn vital phrases for the Swedish workplace

Swedish rent-a-desk can help save expat lives

Swedish rent-a-desk can help save expat lives

Big Steve brings northern Sweden to YouTube

Big Steve brings northern Sweden to YouTube

Choreographing a Swedish career move

Choreographing a Swedish career move

Nine helpful hints to adjust to life in Sweden

Nine helpful hints to adjust to life in Sweden

Swedish boardrooms ‘full of clones’: report

Swedish boardrooms ‘full of clones’: report

‘Stockholm is the tech world’s hidden nightclub’

‘Stockholm is the tech world’s hidden nightclub’

Is the Swedish Model the fairest of them all?

Is the Swedish Model the fairest of them all?

How one man took the roundabout way to his Swedish career goal

How one man took the roundabout way to his Swedish career goal

Seven tips for snagging a job at Sweden’s most attractive companies

Seven tips for snagging a job at Sweden’s most attractive companies

From diapers to diamonds: Confessions of a Stockholm ‘manny’

From diapers to diamonds: Confessions of a Stockholm ‘manny’

Higher educated workers more insecure: study

Higher educated workers more insecure: study

Post-it wars spread to Swedish offices

Post-it wars spread to Swedish offices

‘Careerism has left a society in discontent’

‘Careerism has left a society in discontent’

Sweden: hard at work or hardly working?

Sweden: hard at work or hardly working?

Swedes should work until they’re 75: Reinfeldt

Swedes should work until they’re 75: Reinfeldt

Sweden ‘at risk’ of losing global battle for talent

Sweden ‘at risk’ of losing global battle for talent

Seven key facts about Swedish job insurance

Seven key facts about Swedish job insurance

‘I decided I had to chase down a job myself’

‘I decided I had to chase down a job myself’

Quick tips for writing the perfect Swedish CV

Quick tips for writing the perfect Swedish CV

‘Don’t be a know-it-all when you’re networking’

‘Don’t be a know-it-all when you’re networking’

‘Be cool! Remember that Swedes admire humility’

‘Be cool! Remember that Swedes admire humility’

‘We wanted to do good, have fun, make money’

‘We wanted to do good, have fun, make money’

‘Be employable and ready to work damn hard’

‘Be employable and ready to work damn hard’

Student job-seeking tips: ‘just go out and ask’

Student job-seeking tips: ‘just go out and ask’

‘If you’ve got a unique idea – just go for it’

‘If you’ve got a unique idea – just go for it’

‘Sweden saved my career from Spain’s meltdown’

‘Sweden saved my career from Spain’s meltdown’

Ten tips for the perfect Swedish cover letter

Ten tips for the perfect Swedish cover letter

UK’s ‘humble gardener’ sows Swedish TV career

UK’s ‘humble gardener’ sows Swedish TV career

Top ten tips for Swedish business etiquette

Top ten tips for Swedish business etiquette

The British barber a cut above the rest

The British barber a cut above the rest

Top ten tips for earning a higher salary in Sweden

Top ten tips for earning a higher salary in Sweden

My Swedish Career – Archive

My Swedish Career – Archive

The ‘absolute truth’ about tacos in Stockholm

The ‘absolute truth’ about tacos in Stockholm

A jobless grad’s road to a Swedish IT giant

A jobless grad’s road to a Swedish IT giant

Six job-hunting tips for foreign grads in Sweden

Six job-hunting tips for foreign grads in Sweden

How an American rose to be a top Swedish lobbyist

How an American rose to be a top Swedish lobbyist

Ten commandments for a Swedish internship

Ten commandments for a Swedish internship

Londoner all woolly inside for B&B alpacas

Londoner all woolly inside for B&B alpacas

How to succeed as a professional in Sweden

How to succeed as a professional in Sweden

How to beat the post-holiday work blues

How to beat the post-holiday work blues

The dos and don’ts of Swedish work wear

The dos and don’ts of Swedish work wear

‘Tech-savvy Swedes still love postcards’

‘Tech-savvy Swedes still love postcards’

‘Sweden is the perfect country for me – and for lots of people’

‘Sweden is the perfect country for me – and for lots of people’

Swedish PM seeks to cut inflow of foreign workers

Swedish PM seeks to cut inflow of foreign workers

‘Sweden still has a problem when it comes to cutting down on food waste’

‘Sweden still has a problem when it comes to cutting down on food waste’

‘We want people to realize it’s okay to think outside the box’

‘We want people to realize it’s okay to think outside the box’

‘I wanted to do something different from everyone else’

‘I wanted to do something different from everyone else’

‘My dream is to teach Swedes about Japanese food’

‘My dream is to teach Swedes about Japanese food’