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Find a position

Finding a position in Sweden is the first step toward your new career.

Keep in mind that many job listings are posted in Swedish. Use a web translation tool to translate listings and contact employers to see if they will consider an international candidate. It may also be helpful to search for jobs using the Swedish job title in order to find more results.

The European Job Mobility Portal (EURES)

A good starting point for job-seekers is the EURES database. It’s a collection of job listings from EU countries’ public employment agencies and run by the EU Public Employment Service. In order for non-EU citizens’ work permits to be approved, the job you accept must have been advertised through EURES for at least 10 days.

If you as a citizen of a non-EU country are interested in a job that is not listed on EURES, you can contact the company and ask them to list it through the Swedish Public Employment Agency as well. That way it will also appear on EURES and if you are offered and accept the job, you will be eligible for a work permit.

Citizens of EU countries can make use of the Your First EURES Job programme, designed to encourage European mobility.

You can get in touch with EURES Sweden on Facebook or chat with an advisor at EURES.

Online job portals

There are several privately-run online job portals commonly used to find jobs in Sweden. These portals usually include job listings (often in Swedish) and functions where you can upload your CV. Some common job portals include:

Many recruitment agencies also operate job portals, including:

For job listings in English, try Thelocal.se/jobs or LinkedIn’s job search function.

Direct contact with a company

If you are interested in working at a specific company, it can be a good idea to apply for a job with them directly. Many companies include information on available positions on their websites. If you don’t find career information on a company’s website, you can contact them directly to ask if they can accept an open application.