The Swedish labour market
What is the situation on the Swedish labour market? What is the outlook within your profession or field? It is good to acquire knowledge about these things while studying. You can search the listings on the Swedish Public Employment Service’s website and create a profile for yourself that allows employers looking for new employees to find you.
Every year The Labour Market Tendency Survey is published, which describes the labour market and outlook for the coming 1–3 years for about 70 educational groups, most of which are university programmes. The survey has been conducted by Statistics Sweden (SCB) each autumn since 1959. It’s also a good idea to use services like LinkedIn to be able to research what alumni from your programme or field work with now.
An innovative and creative country
Sweden is ranked second in the Global Innovation Index 2019 and is the birthplace of inventions like the three-point seatbelt, the pacemaker, the zipper, the adjustable wrench, Bluetooth, and safety matches. World leading companies, such as Spotify, Skype, IKEA, Ericsson, Volvo, Skanska, and H&M, began in Sweden. Sweden is also the world’s number one exporter of chart music in terms of GDP.