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A complete guide to buying an apartment in Stockholm (Part 2)

Buying an apartment is one of the most serious steps in life. It requires a lot of planning, savings and to be as prepared as possible. On this part two of the series, I will talk about the mortgage and downpayment. To read part 1 click here.  Know your Purchase Ability. Before rushing into apartment […]

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That Restart Button

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Moving to a new place when you have a good career back home isn’t just hard; it IS a big decision. But a choice had to be made. And that choice brought me to Sweden, more than 10,000 kilometres away from my home country. I never thought that I would have to move to Sweden. […]

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Guide to a happy unemployment

unemployment

Unemployment does not have to be hard, but it is not easy. It messes with your mind and self-confidence and makes you doubt yourself. I was unemployed for the first 1,5 year after my move to Sweden, until recently when I finally found a job. My experience hardly makes me an expert in unemployment, but looking back I […]

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Employment help for Newbies

Employment services

The national employment service – Arbetsförmedlingen has several initiatives specifically for Newbies. Some are open for all Newbies while other initiatives are limited to Newbies in a certain life situation. Remember that you are entitled to all services that Arbetsförmedlingen provides (not just the Newbie stuff), so make sure to check out their other services too. Access to an interpreter (for all Newbies) Validation of […]

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Job seeking tools

Job seeking tools/ التوظيف

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 […]

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