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.