The Talent Guide

Find a job

Most of the jobs advertised in Stockholm will assume that you speak Swedish. Within startups and large international companies however, where the corporate language is English, Swedish is not a requirement for the right candidate.

Employment websites
At the Eures-portal you find most of the jobs that are mediated by the EU Member States' employment services. The portal also provides information on working and living conditions in each member country. In Sweden, the largest and most visited employment website is the Swedish Public Employment Service.

Another website specifically for English-speaking jobseekers is www.jobsinstockholm.com. Despite the name, it advertises English-speaking, professional jobs in locations throughout Sweden. It also features other useful tips and information for English speakers looking for work in Sweden.

Other employment websites are:
Undutchables, The Local, MonsterMedrekStepstoneFuturestepAcademic SearchBlocketJobbManpowerAcademicWork and Proffice.

Jobs in startup and tech companies
Startup companies use other forums and networks for finding talents to join their teams. Check out Startupjobs.seSwedish Startup Space,UptrailHacker News which publishes a “Who’s hiring” thread the first of every month at 14:00 PST and Stack Overflow, one of the world’s largest communities for programmers. Also, be sure to follow the Twitter account @movetostockholm and the activity on the hashtag #movetostockholm to stay updated on the opportunities.

Have you considered freelancing?
Stockholm is a great place for consultants and “solopreneurs”! Starting your own business is a straightforward process. Read more about it in this separate chapter. You can choose to register your company as a “sole trader” and be up and running within two to three weeks, or avoid all administration by invoicing through umbrella companies like Frilans FinansCool Company, UKKO.se and Firmify.

As a consultant or freelancer you will increase your chances of finding meaningful work within companies looking for talents available for shorter projects or part time jobs. Many expat freelancers also enjoy the benefits of teleworking, where they can continue working with clients in their home country. Read more about the 15 best freelance websites to find jobs.

Qualified internships and career coaching
A qualified internship can be a great way to gain experience and make the connections you’ll need for future positions. At Incluso, a company with expertise in the establishment of foreign-born graduates in the Swedish labor market, you can register your CV and find out about internship opportunities.

Good to know
What should you include in a Swedish-style CV? Here’s a list.