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1. Posted by nicojammes (Inactive 26 posts) 9y

Hey all,
i'd like to move to sweden in about 6 or 7 months once i've finished my studies. Does anyone have any tips to give me, since my knowledge of swedish is ((very) limited, as for jobs or anything???
thanks in advance, Nicolas

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Where are you going, and what can you do?

3. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Hej Nicolas,
Det ar mycket svartiganglig arbete i Sverige, om du kan inte talar svenska flytande.

Anyway, it depends more on what is the area of work you are looking for.
/Ahila.

4. Posted by nicojammes (Inactive 26 posts) 9y

Quoting Ahila

Hej Nicolas,
Det ar mycket svartiganglig arbete i Sverige, om du kan inte talar svenska flytande.

Anyway, it depends more on what is the area of work you are looking for.
/Ahila.

Hej Ahila,
sorry but as I said I didn't really get the gnl meaning of your sentence in Swedish...:)
Anyway, I'll finish my studies in european politics in august, but will it be useful when it comes to get a job in Sweden I don't know...

5. Posted by nicojammes (Inactive 26 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

Where are you going, and what can you do?

I was thinking of Goteborg or Malmo, more southern sweden than stockholm or this area, but I might be wrong...I can do many things, waiter, barman or stuff like that..I'd like to get a job in my field, which is european politics, but as I don't speak swedish...Otherwise I could always give French lessons through English, since French is my mother tongue...What do u think?

6. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Hi Nicolas,
I just said that it would be difficult to access jobs in Sweden, if you can't speak Swedish fluently.

You might find openings in teaching, maybe even politics, but French lessons in English sounds a more probable idea. Just walk in and hand in your CV at a couple of selected schools and you might be lucky and get a job immediately. I was lucky in that the first school that I visited had an urgent need for a math teacher and I had just finished my math degree and was looking for a gap year of teaching, before moving on. You say that you are not thinking of Stockholm now but if you do go up there, there is the International School of Stockholm at Johannesgatan and also a French school in its vicinity that you might consider. There are also a couple of other English-speaking schools, including a British school, but can't recall their names now.

Until and unless you want to do research in european politics and go for a research assistantship, I am not too sure that you will find job openings in your field of study but maybe I am wrong.

But then, if you are open to the idea of any job and are happy to work at hostels, bars etc., then maybe it would be easier to find jobs but I can't help you there. My general impression in Stockholm was that jobs were a bit hard to find, especially for a non-Swedish speaking person.

Good luck and have a wonderful time in Sweden! It is a beautiful country and one of my all-time favourites!
Cheers,
Ahila.

7. Posted by nicojammes (Inactive 26 posts) 9y

Tack Ahila!!!
I'll look around and look it up on the internet as well!! I've heard before that if I don't speak Swedish I'll have a hard time, but I'll try it anyway...One of those crazy ideas you wake up with one morning:)
Anyway, your information were really useful, I'll remember all that, and I think I might as well take a course in Swedish and do my best to learn it!!!
Take care as well, Nicolas

8. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

If you aren't picky and not out to make a fortune, there are reasonable numbers of casual jobs out there and with a bit of persistance/luck, you should be able to come by one. English - French translations are a possibility, as is private French tutoring. There are also a fair few call centres around who have specific language sections (English being high on the list) who are worth a look.

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