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Effective job seeking

Below are a selection of links about the labour market and how to find a job. You can also find useful links and guides about writing CVs and cover letters as well as preparing for job interviews.

Working in Sweden

Read more about the rules and regulations connected to working in Sweden and how to get a work permit from the Swedish Migration Agency.

Swedish Migration Agency website

CV and cover letter, interviews

The best way to get an interview is through a well-presented and professional CV and cover letter. The Lund University Careers Service has prepared a detailed booklet called 'the Job Interview' that provides guidance on the application process.

The Job Interview (PDF, new tab)

On the career portal for Greater Copenhagen, you can find useful CV guidance and templates. 

CV guidance and templates on the Greater Copenhagen Career Portal website

Lund University's career portal MyCareer is a career portal advertising positions provided by a range of companies and organisations worldwide that wish to recruit Lund University students and graduates.

By registering at MyCareer job portal, you get access to jobs, internships, graduate programmes and projects, both locally and internationally. You can follow your favourite employers and stay updated about relevant vacancies.

Create your personal profile today and join Europe's largest career network for students and graduates for free.

Sign up for a free membership with MyCareer

Lund University Alumni Network

The Lund University Alumni Network is a professional and social network for all who have studied at Lund University. Around 45 000 alumni from across the globe have joined this network, which is a great resource for career development, professional networking and keeping in touch with classmates. Future and current students can utilise this network to gain insight into studies and student life at Lund University, seek graduate and career advice and connect with alumni during studies, after graduation and throughout their working life.

Contact Alumni Relations Managers

The Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen)

Arbetsförmedlingen is the Swedish Public Employment Service and is the largest placement service for work in Sweden. Search for positions on their website or visit a local office for personal help.

Visit the Arbetsförmedlingen website

Search for vacancies ('Lediga jobb') on the Arbetsförmedlingen website

Recruitment companies and job websites

To search for commercial Swedish vacancy websites and Swedish recruitment agencies, the following key words in Swedish may be useful:

  • 'lediga jobb' (job vacancies)
  • 'rekryteringsföretag' (recruitment companies)

Working at Lund University

Would you like to continue your career at Lund University? Have a look at our vacancies:

Vacancies for research, teaching and technical and administrative staff at Lund University

Doctoral/PhD studies