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A complete guide to buying an apartment in Stockholm (Part 1)

Are you still browsing on Blocket for rental apartments in Stockholm? Then I highly recommend you to read this article. In less than 10 months from arriving in Sweden I bought my first apartment in Stockholm at a great bargain. Here are some tips and secrets on how you can also get out of the […]

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Build a network with ÖppnaDörren

ÖppnaDörren has one simple but powerful goal: making newcomers and Swedes meet. They are convinced that many of the challenges newcomers face during their initial time in Sweden can be overcome if newcomers are enabled to build social and professional networks at an early stage. Since the launch of ÖppnaDörren in November 2015, they have […]

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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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Fired?

fired

There is no good way to loose your employment. But there are better and worse ways. The better way is called uppsägning, the worse way is called avskedad. The Good Way If you are uppsagd you will receive full salary during your whole notice period – uppsägningstid and you will also have accesses to all other work benefits that […]

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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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