How do you find the job you want?

There are many different ways to find job vacancies or to let employers find you. Not all jobs are advertised either, so it is important that you learn where to find jobs.

Here are the top 6 tips:

  1. Search for job listings

    The easiest way to look for jobs is on different job sites. Many of the ads that are listed on them come from the Swedish Public Employment Service's search service Platsbanken. So the smartest thing is to start looking at Platsbanken.
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  2. Contact companies directly

    All vacant jobs are not advertised. Instead, many employers choose to look directly into their network. Try contacting the company directly, you might call just when the employer needs someone like you.
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  3. Let employers find you

    Make yourself visible so that employers know that you are available for work. Create a profile on the Swedish Public Employment Service's website and match it directly to employers who are looking for your expertise. Interested employers can contact you directly. Or post your profile on LinkedIn.
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  4. Go to a recruitment meeting

    Participate in recruitment meetings on site at the Swedish Public Employment Service's premises or via a video call. You meet employers who need to hire and get the chance to sell yourself during a mini interview.
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  5. Use your own network

    Map your network, get in touch and tell them that you are looking for a job. Also, spend some time expanding your network. For example, you can attend trade shows and other events related to your professional field or industry. Think long term, the next time a vacant job pops up in your network maybe someone is thinking about you.
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  6. Prepare your "elevator pitch"

    Imagine that you step into an elevator and that you only have the time it takes to move between a couple of floors to both introduce yourself and establish a contact to build on. This is good practice for when you go to recruitment meetings and where both you and the prospective employer are running out of time.
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