Are you looking for a job in Sweden?
- Swedish Public Employment Agency – Arbetsförmedlingen
- Job listing websites in Sweden
- Recruitment companies with job listings
- Sweden labour shortage list
- How to write a good CV
- How to write a good cover letter.
Recruitment agencies with job listings
These are companies who very often are hired by other companies to find specific staff for them.
The labour shortage list
(if the above link is not valid, it probably means a new list is available and we have not had the chance to update the list. In that case, search for the list on the Internet.)
Writing a CV, Swedish style
A curriculum vitae, or CV (also known as a résumé), is a summary of your professional background. Swedish employers prefer a rather short version with topics that are right on the spot. There are numerous websites on the Internet showing how to compile a good CV for the Swedish employers. Your CV should be one to two pages long and include an overview of your work experience, studies, achievements or awards, special skills and references. Your contact information should always be included at the top of the first page.
What to include in your cover letter
Cover letter (in Swedish: “personligt brev”, translates Personal Letter). The same rule goes for the cover letter. Keep it short, no more than one page long. Even if the direct translation from the Swedish is “Personal Letter”, it is really not about all your personal characteristics. It should also cover your major achievements, which benefits you had for your former employer, why you are attractive for this new employer, and how you can help this new employer to achieve their goals.
However, do not repeat your CV merits here, rather try to connect to the job position and what you can bring to the table.
They say you have about 10 seconds to catch the attention of the reader (employer) so he/she keeps reading. Make the start of your cover letter sparkling 😉