How to find a job - step by step

There are many things that you can do to get a good job. We have put together a set of tasks to help you on your way. This is a six months plan, but of course you can complete the tasks quicker if you want to!

The quicker you get going and complete the tasks, the bigger is your chance of finding a suitable position which makes use of your skills. Tick off a task when you complete it, so you can see all the steps you have taken in order to get a job!

Month 1

Month 2

  • I have taken part in Jusek’s webinar “The Swedish job market and your job profile” or seen a recorded version of it. Please note that the webinar is held in Swedish. However, after the live webinar we will publish a recorded version with English subtitles. You can read more about our webinars here
  • I have signed up as a volunteer worker in order to practice my Swedish, learn new things and widen my network, for example through Volontärbyrån.
  • I have sent in my LinkedIn profile for review 
  • I have improved my LinkedIn profile in line with the advice I was given.
  • I have been active on LinkedIn every day this month, for example by leaving comments, sending contact enquiries and posting updates on subjects that I am interested in.

Month 3

  • I have taken part in a telephone meeting with a job advisor to get help and support when looking for a good job
  • To make my professional network bigger I have contacted and met with at least ten people this month, for example at one of Jusek’s career lunches or on my own. You can read more about our career lunches here. Please note that the information is in Swedish. However, since most Swedes speak English you can always ask for a career lunch to be held in English!

Month 4

  • I have taken part in Jusek’s webinar “Job applications and job interviews in Sweden” or seen a recorded version of it. Please note that the webinar is held in Swedish. However, after the live webinar we will publish a recorded version with English subtitles. You can read more about our webinars here
  • I have sent in my job application for review
  • I have improved my job application in line with the advice I was given.
  • I have sent in my application again to ensure that the changes I made were good.

Month 5

  • I have signed up for Jusek’s interview training 
  • I have been in contact with a recruitment agency [länk: till Staffing and recruitment agencies] and asked them to come and introduce myself. I have called at least five employers who I would like to work for and sent them open applications. 

Month 6

Good job! If you haven’t already, you are now closer to getting a suitable job in Sweden. Now it is time to consider what the next step could be. Remember to make use of your network and the people you have gotten to know during the last months!