The Living in Sweden Series

Inspired by my good friend Hairy Swede of Welcome to Sweden, I decided to write a moving and living in Sweden series.   My tale is about finding a job, finding a place, getting a work visa on my own.   I did not have the luxury of EU or Swedish citizenship or a Swedish boyfriend to give me easy entry into Sweden.   Instead, I arrived as a well educated, skills based employee in Sweden.   And yes, it is possible to find a job in Stockholm.   The road is not easy; it is as Robert Frost put it, a road much less traveled.   Below is the list of articles I will post over the next couple months.  The links are not live yet, but as each article posts, I will highlight the links here.

Living in Sweden: Finding a Job
Living in Sweden: Writing a CV and Going for a Job Interview
Find an Apartment in Sweden
Living in Sweden: English Bookstores
Living in Sweden: What to take to Sweden
Living in Sweden: Dress Like a Swede
Living in Sweden: Swedish Employment Benefits
Living in Sweden: Swedish Holidays or Red Days
Living in Sweden: Learning the Swedish Language

Robert Frost: The Road Not Taken (1915)
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

3 thoughts on “The Living in Sweden Series”

  1. Good luck! I’m looking forward to reading about it and comparing experience with my own. Shouldn’t be too positive reading, though :)

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