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Job seeking tools

The Public Employment Service – the so called Arbetsförmedlingen is an important authority in the Swedish welfare system, but they have lately struggled with their tasks and goals.

You may hear some unflattering stories about them and some of them may be true, but nonetheless – there are plenty of reasons for you to sign up with Arbetsförmedlingen anyway.

Arbetsförmedlingen’s main tasks

  • matching jobseekers and employers
  • managing integration support and benefits for Newbies
  •  giving extra support to people with limited work capacity
  • supervision of the use of unemployment insurances

 The job bank – Platsbanken

Platsbanken is Sweden’s largest job bank; it lists thousands of vacancies in every occupational sector. You can subscribe to job alerts in your professional field and have them sent to your e-mail address.

Plastbanken in Swedish Platsbanken in other lenguages

Yrkeskompassen

Curious about the work prognosis for certain work fields? Or interested in knowing more about a certain profession? Yrkeskompassen provides you with information about different professions and the need for them in the future. An interesting read if you consider complementing your studies.

Yrkeskompassen

Employment officers / Job coaches

A job coach can help you with many things, such as writing application letters and a CV, help you prepare for job interviews or give you advice on how to contact potential employers.

More on Job Coaches  (information in Swedish)

Recruitment meetings at Arbetsförmedlingen

Arbetsförmedlingen arranges recruitment meetings at local employment offices throughout the country. You can meet employers who are recruiting in different job fields, from full-time financial controllers to part-time snow clearance staff. Ask your local office about the next recruitment meeting.

Relocation Allowance

You can get relocation allowance, if you find a job in another location in Sweden (and sometimes also Europe). Ask your job coach/employment officer about it.

More on relocation allowance   (Information in many languages)

Platsjournalen

In Platsjournalen you find useful tips and articles about the Swedish job market.

More on Platsjournalen  (Information in Swedish)

Useful links

Information from Arbetsförmedligen in many languages Find Your New Job Through Us

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