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Find a job before moving to Sweden

Are you planning to move to Sweden? Are you worried about the language barrier, cultural differences and looking for a job in a new environment? Moving to another country is not easy, but, as we know, possible. You can’t have control over everything that will happen, but you can actually do a lot to avoid […]

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Step three: Expand your network

Step three/شبكة الاتصال

Most jobs are found within a person’s own network. You know someone; who knows someone; who has a friend that is looking for someone just like you. The probability of finding a job through your network is significantly bigger than through work agencies. People in your network are people who know and trust you. They are […]

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Step two: Get visible on the work market

Step 2/العمل

How are employers going to find you if they don’t know that you exist? Making yourself visible on the Swedish work market is a crucial step in your job search. Register with the public employment agency – Arbetsförmedlingen Your first step should be to register with the national work agency – the so-called Arbetsförmedlingen, AMS. You will enter the whole official “job-seeking-process” by doing […]

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Step one: make yourself interesting for employers

step one for work / للإهتمام

There are some basics things that you can do to increase your attractiveness on the Swedish work market. Learn Swedish To work is to give, take and process information in spoken and written form. You must interact with Swedes – on their own terms  – in order to work here and that means speaking Swedish. Learn more about where and how […]

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Professions where workers are needed

work shortage/نقص في المهن

Sweden has a shortage of people with specific skills within certain professions. There is, e.g. a great lack of nurses, doctors, system developers, cooks and teachers at the moment and this shortage is predicted to persist over the next five to ten years.  Acquiring skills in any of these professions can be a way to break into the Swedish labour market. Learn more […]

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