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Effective jobseeking

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 on 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 to have a well presented and professional CV and cover letter. The Lund University Careers Service has prepared a detailed booklet called 'the Job Interview' with guidance for this process as well as for preparing for an interview.

The Job Interview (PDF 1,7 MB) job portal is a job portal advertising positions provided by a range of companies and organisations 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 via status updates and notifications about relevant vacancies.

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

Sign up with MyCareer now!

Network with alumni

The Lund University Alumni Network is a professional and social network for all who have studied at Lund University. Almost 30,000 alumni located 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 to connect with alumni during studies, after graduation and throughout their working life.

To get in contact with alumni coordinators, visit the Lund University Alumni page

Arbetsförmedlingen - the Swedish Public Employment Service

Arbetsförmedlingen is the Swedish Public Employment Service and the largest placement service for work in Sweden. Search for positions under the 'För arbetssökande' (for job seekers) and 'Lediga jobb' (job vacancies) or visit a local office for personal help.

Arbetsförmedlingen website

Search for vacant positions ('Lediga jobb') on the Arbetsförmedlingen website

Recruitment companies and job websites

To search for commercial Swedish job websites and Swedish recruitment agencies, the following key words in Swedish may be useful with your online searching:

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