I’ve lived in Sweden now for 13 months, and unfortunately I still have no proper job.  I was warned that it usually takes over a year for foreigners to get a proper job here, so I’m not feeling too shocked by it.  But as my previous post discussed, I do know that having taken learning Swedish seriously has brought me much closer to finally having a job here. I have also learned over the last year, and especially the last few months, that a huge part of finding jobs more easily in Sweden is networking.  Getting to know people who can “vouch” for you withinRead More →

So, last month I took a Swedish exam so that I would have some sort of physical proof of my Swedish language capability level.  Just in case it could help me in my job search.  Not that anyone has ever asked me for proof–but I’ve heard it COULD be possible for someone to ask. But, I’ve noticed recently that around the middle of October I finally started to feel comfortable attempting to speak Swedish when meeting potential employers.  I used Swedish when I was at a job fair at the end of October.  I still had my issues, of course, and I wasn’t speaking perfectly. Read More →