Excerpted from the Sweden Career Guide
Job Search Overview
The easiest way to find Swedish job vacancies is to use the Internet. In Sweden there is a trend of employers shifting from newspaper advertising to using the Internet. On the other hand, many people find jobs through networking and contacts with friends, family and business colleagues; this method of finding a job is becoming increasingly common. Internet networking sites and communities are also becoming complements to more traditional ways to job hunt, including LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.
Online Job Sites
Arbetsförmedlingen is the Swedish Public Employment Service. Known as Sweden’s biggest employment service, it posts approximately 700,000 job vacancies on its website each year. Its services are free. Arbetsförmedlingen tries as effectively as possible to match job applicants with different job vacancies.
Tel: +46 771 416 416
Email: chat room on website
Government Employment Resources
Arbetsförmedlingen, the Swedish Public Employment Service, matches jobseekers with employers. The Swedish Public Employment Service is divided into a large number of labor market regions. This division is based on the commuting patterns of employed persons and on the regional preferences of the companies in connection with staff recruitment. In addition to listing local offices, there is a great deal of information for jobseekers.
103 86 Stockholm
113 43 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 77 1600 000
iAgora’s iWork is a job and internship website for students and recent graduates seeking jobs or internships abroad, mostly in Europe. This website categorizes jobs by location, industry and function. Each candidate is requested to fill in an iWork profile and post a résumé/CV before applying for a job. The companies’ basic selection criteria for job applicants are listed.
Staffing Agencies and Temporary Help Firms
http://www.manpower.se/ (Swedish, English)
Manpower is the world leader in the staffing industry and the largest in Sweden. It is involved in hiring staff, recruitment, and outsourcing and human resource management. Manpower covers office and administration, economy and accounting, marketing and sales, computers and IT, industry and logistics, and education programs. Services include résumé/CV registration on Manpower’s website and job searches. Manpower has offices in many Swedish cities; addresses can be found on this website.
Tel: +46 20 376 376
Executive Recruiters and Search Firms
Michaël Berglund Executive Search
http://www.mberglund.se/ (Swedish, English)
Michaël Berglund Executive Search is part of IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide, one of the world’s largest international organizations consisting of locally-owned executive search businesses. Through the membership of IIC Partners, Michaël Berglund Executive Search is part of a global organization with more than 54 offices in 38 countries. The company offers headhunting of senior executives, key specialists and board directors. As part of an international network, Michaël Berglund Executive Search covers a wide range of industries such as IT and telecom, financial services/insurance, manufacturing, the services industry and education.
Michaël Berglund Executive Search
114 51 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 663 90 00
Fax: +46 8 665 10 05
Newspapers that Publish Job Advertisements
Dagens Nyheter is one of the largest daily morning papers, focusing on the eastern coast and the area around Stockholm. The website includes all of the classified ads. These appear every day and remain on the website for about a week. For information about overseas subscriptions and prices, contact the DN subscription department.
AB Dagens Nyheter
105 15 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 738 10 00
This is just a sample of what you'll find in the complete Sweden guide.