Sweden is located in Europe. The official language is Swedish.
Below is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner.
General Job Search Engines and Classifieds
With the sites below, you can expect to get a 0.5 to 1.0% response rate (people who will respond back to you to whom you sent your application/CV.) Nevertheless, I encourage you to give these sites a try as you never know what you will come up with or what connections you can make from a simple e-mail or application.
- Arbetsformedlingen: The Swedish Public Employment Service.
- Swedish Yellow Pages: A search engine for Swedish companies.
- Career Jet: I’m sure you’ve heard of Career Jet. They have job search options for Sweden.
- Indeed: The Swedish version of the big U.S. job search site Indeed.com.
- Learn 4 Good: Tends to lean towards teaching opportunities, but I’ve seen jobs in other sectors as well.
- EURES: A very useful site for searching for job opportunities in Europe.
Teaching English is an option. All of the sites below are pretty similar and have a massive amount of teaching English job options. Browse through each of the sites for any teaching English job opportunities in Sweden. Also, be sure to check out this cool table from the International TEFL academy that shows how much money teachers can expect to make in various countries around the world.
- ESL Employment: Not the most beautiful interface, but who needs a pretty website when you have so many English teaching job options to choose from.
- Total ESL: Also an overly busy interface but a wealth of job postings for teaching jobs abroad.
- ESL Cafe: Dave does a great job in compiling some of the best job openings from around the world.
- Tesall: Big teaching jobs aggregator.
Other Websites and Blogs
- Transitions Abroad: Transitions Abroad has a really comprehensive list for anyone considering becoming an expatriate in Sweden.
Overseas and Expat Job Portals
- Michael Page: An international executive recruitment website that I’ve used in the past. This site is targeted towards high-end job seekers.
- eFinancialCareers: My favorite search engine for finance jobs on the web. I used them during my Wall Street days.
- Overseas Jobs: I find that there is often significant overlap between the postings on this site and that of other sites. Nevertheless this site has been around for a while.
- Go Abroad: I’ve always been a fan of GoAbroad.
- Linkedin: Last but not least, this huge professional social network is a resource for building contacts in the field and location of your interest.