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In Sweden employers are shifting from newspaper advertising to using the Internet.
Employment Trends
Swedish economists forecast a sluggish recovery from the slowdown, with increased consumer confidence but a weakened export market.
Information Technology
Sweden's Information Technology sector generates sales of more than 11 billion USD.
Engineering
A labor shortage for engineers of all disciplines is expected this year, by 2,000 positions.
Accounting and Finance
While hiring in the financial sector generally declined last year, several sectors remain active.
General Business - Sales & Marketing
Hiring for business-to-business services occupations, along with sales and commerce positions, is expected to increase.
Small Business /Entrepreneurship/Start-Ups
There has recently been a lot of focus on and support for small business creation and start-ups in Sweden.
Top Companies
The following list represents companies reporting the largest assets/revenues in the country. More than 400,000 additional corporate profiles can be found in Going Global's Employer Directory.
Financial Considerations
Sweden has one of the highest standard and cost of living in the European Union.
Work Permits/Visas
Sweden issues Schengen visas, which makes travelling between its European member countries much easier.
Resume/CVs
A resume/CV for a Swedish company may be written in English since many large and/or international companies use English internally.
Interviewing Advice
Swedish employers analyze everything about an applicant, from skills and education to personality and social graces.
Cultural Advice
Staying late at the office is not necessarily a good sign; it may be interpreted as indicating that the individual is incapable of organizing him or herself well.
Business and Networking
Two major trade union organizations in Sweden, the LO and the TCO, represent 82 percent of all workers.
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