Excerpted from the Sweden Career Guide
Job Search Overview
The easiest way to find Swedish job vacancies is to use the Internet, as Swedish employers are 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 such as LinkedIn and Facebook can also complement more traditional job-hunting methods.
Online Job Sites
http://www.jobbsafari.se/ (Swedish, English)
Jobbsafari provides job searching by industry, location or keyword. It also provides you with job alerts, a CV posting service and career advice. Jobbsafari has nearly 50,000 job vacancies listed every day. The site does not supply an overview for jobs in English; simply enter the term ‘you’ in the search box to pull up English-language ads.
Government Employment Resources
Swedish Public Employment Service
http://www.arbetsformedlingen.se/ (Swedish and several other languages)
Arbetsförmedlingen is a national public agency with 320 local employment offices; it is Sweden’s biggest employment service. It facilitates matching between jobseekers and employers, giving special priority to jobseekers experiencing extra challenges in being able to find employment. Arbetsförmedlingen’s job bank posted more than 1 million job vacancies last year.
Tel: +46 771 416 416
Email: contact form
http://iwork.iagora.com/jobs/Sweden/listing/ (English and several other languages)
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. You will have 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.
Email: contact form online
http://www.careerdays.nu/ (Swedish, English)
Career Days is the annual career event and fair organized by CareerBuilder for professional academics in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö. It covers mainly jobs within computer/IT, economics and engineering.
Tel: +46 8 522 167 00
Email contact form online
Staffing Agencies and Temporary Help Firms
http://www.lernia.se/ (Swedish, English)
Lernia is one of Sweden’s largest skills provider and a partner to the official employment agency. It supports individuals, including recent immigrants, in finding work. Lernia’s main areas of focus are staffing, education, skills enhancement and consulting.
Lernia Head office
Klarabergsviadukten 70, D5
Tel: +46 8 771 650 600
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. The company recruits senior executives, key specialists and board directors across a wide range of industries such as IT and telecom, financial services/insurance, manufacturing, services 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 Sweden’s 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.
Tel: +46 8 738 10 00
This is just a sample of what you'll find in the complete Sweden guide.