What’s the best way to work in Sweden? By your own or through us?

What’s the best way to work in Sweden? By your own or through us?

Have you considered going abroad to work, but are not sure whether to try your luck on your own or use the agency’s services instead?
In the following, we will give you an overview of both options so that you can combine the pros and cons and decide which option is more suitable for you.

What does going abroad looks like when you are going on your own?

1. Finding suitable job offers

The first step is to find suitable job offers, which means that you need to do a little research. It is worth looking for information:

– From Swedish job search portals;
– Facebook groups dedicated to job offers in Sweden. For example, try the following keywords in a Facebook search: “Swedish job postings”, “work in Sweden“, “job offers abroad,” etc.
– From friends and acquaintances who have experience of working abroad.

2. Investigation of the employer’s background

Once you have found an interesting advertisement, immediately get acquainted with the background of the employer. Does the company name come out in the news about scams? Does the company have debts or is it threatening bankruptcy instead?

If anything seems suspicious, you better take the next ad, because you really don’t want to spend time, money and nerves on fraud.

3. Candidacy and the importance of good language skills.
Next you need to review your CV. Is there all the necessary and up-to-date information? Does your photo look polite and was taken a maximum of a year ago? Is the CV in the correct Finnish language?

Applying is the place where many self-employed job seekers lose their temper. Understanding that you have to travel to Sweden for an interview and speak fluent Swedish can be scary.

More or less understanding of Swedish is not enough. You need to understand the interviewer’s questions and talk about yourself and your skills in decent sentences. Good language skills are definitely your trump card.

4. Doing business and finding a place to live

A very large part of going abroad to work is paperwork, and Sweden is no exception.

Once you have been hired, you will need to contact various agencies (such as the tax office) to arrange all the paperwork. For information: In Stockholm, you can also speak English, Estonian and Russian in several institutions, but everything outside of the capital is in Swedish.

You also need to start looking for a place to live immediately. Even if you have not yet found a job and are still interviewing, it is important to apply for an apartment (housing application). In addition, you should have enough free money to cover and rent.

What does it look like to go abroad to work through us?

The aim of temporary employment agencies is to simplify the process of working abroad by taking on all the paperwork and also some of the risks, so that it is easier for employers to hire people and more convenient for professionals to go to work. Our company is doing the following:

  • You add your CV to our database on the website;
  • if a suitable job offer appears, we will send your CV to the employer and start negotiations;
  • if the employer wants to hire you, we will conclude an employment contract with you and arrange all the paperwork in Sweden;
  • we will buy you ferry tickets and give you new work clothes;
  • You will arrive at the agreed time and go to work in Sweden.
  • If you want to stand out from other temporary employment agencies, we will also pay you the rent for car fuel and an apartment in Sweden. In addition, there is a contact person for you who is available 24/7 and who communicates with you in your mother language (Estonian, Russian or Latvian)