- Information Technology
- Wood Pulp Manufacturing
- Paper Manufacturing
- Metal Products (Iron and Steel)
- Precision Equipment
- Processed Foods
Investing in an education from Sweden, makes a lot of sense, not only because Sweden’s education is globally recognized for excellent quality, but also because the country’s job market is quite attractive at the moment.
In addition to a lucrative job market, the quality of life in Sweden is very good. Easy access to a range of items and services, right from daily comforts to luxuries, as well as a very comprehensive welfare system, contribute to making Sweden a great place to live in.
Another benefit for you as a student of a master’s program in Sweden, will be the six-month stay back option that gives you more time to find a job.
We’ve put together some information that should help you build a career or find a job in this beautiful country.
Sweden is unsurprisingly filled with startups.
Startups do well here as the country provides the ideal atmosphere with an ample amount of investors and strong community support.
SUP46 was created in 2013 in order to unify the startup community and in 2015, they created a manifesto to ensure that Sweden would remain a startup friendly country.
If you dream of starting your own company, Sweden is without a doubt a great place to get started.
EURES (European Job Mobility Portal)
The EURES database is a comprehensive listing of job openings in Sweden that cover a range of industries and requirements.
While the main aim of EURES may be to encourage mobility within Europe, non-EU citizens can also benefit from this portal as it covers one of the requirements your future employer will have to meet, which is advertising the job opening within the EU for a minimum of 10 days.
In addition to helping with this requirement that will enable you to secure a work permit, EURES also helps ensure that your terms of employment correspond to those set by Swedish collective agreements, as well as those within the industry or occupation. Labour Shortage List The Swedish Migration Agency and the Public Employment Agency join together to put out a list of job vacancies that need to be filled on priority.
As a student, one of the benefits of seeking a job from this list, is that you can directly apply for the job and do not need to return to your home country to do so.
Privately-Run Job Portals
Like everywhere else in the world, these portals are a good place to find some of the most current jobs available in the market.
Good portals you can turn to include: Blocket Jobb, Jobbsafari, StepStone, Career Builder, Academic Search, The Local, Monster and Metrojobb. LinkedIn also has an initiative called Welcome Talent that helps newcomers find prospective employers and be found by them for internships.
Private recruitment agencies are worth considering as well. You can find a list of these recruitment agencies from the Swedish Yellow Pages (Gula Sidorna) or from the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (CIETT).
These recruitment agencies will make your search a lot easier and will usually find you a job and company that perfectly suit you. Some of these private employment agencies include Incluso, Adecco, Proffice, Academic Work, Undutchables, TNG and Manpower.
Several employers still prefer to advertise job openings in newspapers. Three great newspapers to find job listings in are Dagens Nyheter, Dagens Industri and Svenska Dagbladet.
Swedish Public Employment Service
Most job vacancies in Sweden are listed here. With around 320 offices across the country, they not only supply job seekers with information regarding the jobs on offer, but also provide career guidance. The Swedish Public Employment Service also organizes Korta Vagen, a national program that helps foreign academics break into the Swedish job market quickly and easily.
The Swedish Migration Agency
This agency ensures that all people seeking asylum in Sweden have the opportunity to find suitable work in the country.