Get a Job in Sweden: Professional Beacher

1 Apr

Last week I wrote about payday and youth unemployment in Sweden. This week I’m offering a solution, get a job as a professional beacher. Yes, you heard right, be a professional beach bum traveling the world to test beaches, drink wine, and occasionally get a massage under the girly/brainless magazine Amelia.

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Here’s the posting from Arbetsförmedlingen.
In English, the job post says:

Mission: For four weeks to test beaches on four continents on behalf of the magazine Amelia.

Go on excursions, rest on deck chairs, drink wine at local taverns, and perform other common tasks of the commercial beach-and tourist environment.
In some places it is maybe required to receive full body massage, drink test, snorkel and read books.

The current beaches include in Corsica (tested summer 2011), the area around Cape Town, South Africa (tested in autumn 2011) and Asia (tested winter 2011).

– You should be accustomed to move among many people.
– You must have the capacity to rest / do nothing for long periods.
– You should be able to swim.
– You will be responsible for yourself, others and your well being.

We also encourage that you:
– Can work late nights (cocktail test, circumstances may require overtime work).
– Have previous experience of independent work.

Your duties:
– Blog continuously for during times when the beaches are tested.
– Write four separate stories about your experiences during these trips.
– Take photos.

About Amelia:
Amelia is the leading magazine for women and has 355 000 readers. 90 percent of our readers spend on average 54 minutes to read each issue. Amelia also provides eleven “special interest magazines” throughout the year.

Other conditions: If you get this job you must be able to release four working weeks during the coming year with no other claim than the offered salary.

Tell a maximum of ten sentences why you are perfect for the job of Amelia’s beach testers. Include name, age, hometown, mailing address and phone number.

Email: Desirée Wahren, Editor in Chef Amelia, 08-7365200 at

Don’t be lagom and sit on Stockholm’s beaches for the summer, get out and drink wine in Asia!

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8 Responses to Get a Job in Sweden: Professional Beacher



April 1st, 2011 at 10:25

35,000 SEK or $5,500 USD to go and travel to Asia and rate beaches for 4 weeks…. Damn, I completely picked the WRONG career!

Flight to Asia: 7,000 SEK return
Hotels/Hostels: 200 SEK a night
Partying it up nightly: Priceless.
For everything else, theres Arbetsformedlingen.



April 1st, 2011 at 16:31

Happy All Fools Day or April Fool’s Day everyone! I mean seriously this is a joke right? If not, I need to get to writing my resume :)



April 1st, 2011 at 18:09

I have obviously picked the wrong career too!

Ana, who knows… it’s posted on the work board of Sweden’s website!!



April 1st, 2011 at 21:16

It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke, was it?



April 1st, 2011 at 21:56

WOW!!! This sounds GREAT!!!
But I’m guessing the job is only for Swedish citizens or at least people fluent in Swedish?

Also, I wonder if the magazine pays your living expenses, travel fare etc….
(although the salary would suffice, I believe!)




April 2nd, 2011 at 10:57

Sounds like a blast!

Cape Town? nc,nc,nc… Sure it’s a beautiful place, but we got lots of nice places for people to visit. And the water is so cold there as well..

Ah Ana if you get it, you better learn how to swear in Afrikaans, start with learning “Jou ma se…” Coloured people use that a lot :)



April 2nd, 2011 at 16:43

It was published a 31st of march so no april foolks joke i guess ;)



April 3rd, 2011 at 13:18

Just found this blog and I LOVE it. Omg I’m laughing my ass off.
Everything you write is so true! I grew up in Sweden but live in NYC now, so I can relate to both “worlds” and it is hilarious! You just made my day (and my blog list a little longer) Keep up the good work.

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