Dual Career and Spouse Support
One of the challenges when moving to a new country as an accompanying spouse, is finding an occupation for yourself and getting to know people and social networks. We have put together some information below, that we hope will be useful. If you need assistance and more information, please contact your nearest EURAXESS Centre.
Join a webinar on relevant topics, see below
A series of webinars has been put together by the Swedish EURAXESS network. Thanks to cooperation within the network, a EURAXESS Centre will share a virtual activity aimed for spouses. In most cases researchers are welcome to join as well.
25 November 15.00-16.00
LinkedIn is the world’s biggest social media platform for jobs, networking and work-related collaborations. If you are looking for a job in Sweden a good LinkedIn profile is a great step in the process of finding one.
At this digital seminar we will take a deep dive into what recruiters sees and are looking for, how to show up in searches, LinkedIn algorithms and common mistakes.
Read more and register: https://sola.kau.se/hravdelningen/dual-career-linkedin-seminar/
The seminar is organized by Karlstad University.
23 November 15.00-17.00
This web based seminar will introduce the basics of Swedish International law and there will be examples on the application of law in international circumstances. Be aware of unexpected rules regarding your private life as well as of your work, studies or other aspects of your stay in a new country. All kinds of questions might affect you regarding matters of marriage, divorce, custody and inheritance as well as matters of labor law, residence, citizenship and permits.
The webinar is organized by the University of Uppsala. The webinar will be open for participants from universities within the Swedish EURAXESS network.
Workshop about Intercultural communication
Employees who work in multicultural contexts, or are interested in learning more about intercultural communication are welcome to join this workshop. It is intended to help you gain insights about the dynamics of intercultural encounters, strengthen your cultural intelligence and provide you with tools for working in multicultural and intercultural environments.
The workshop is part of a collaboration between universities in Sweden that are part of the network Euraxess. That means that participants from other universities are welcome to join. The workshop is held online by Linnaeus University. The number of participants is limited so make sure to register early. Spouses are welcome to join.
26 Nov, 14.00-15.30
30 Nov, 10.00-11.30
If you are interested to join, please contact your EURAXESS Centre by 15 Nov.
A brief introduction to: Understanding the Swedish labour market
Do you consider pursuing a career in Sweden and wish to gain insights on the Swedish labour market? If yes, join us for this webinar as you will get an overview of:
- The main sectors, which ones have shortages or surpluses, the role of employers’ organisations and trade unions, labour law;
- The working conditions, including contracts, salary, working hours, social codes at work;
- What you should take into account when looking for work, how to find employers and vacancies, how to approach employers, which application documents you must have;
- The unemployment insurance.
Lecturers from EURES at Arbetsförmedlingen, the Swedish Public Employment Service
11 November, 11.00-12.00
16 November, 17.00-18.00
The webinar is organized by the University of Gothenburg in collaboration with EURES. The webinar will be open for participants from other universities within the Swedish EURAXESS network.
Watch a video about Gender equality in Sweden and at Örebro University
Organized by Örebro University
The Swedish Tax Agency offers a series of online seminars designed for you who are planning to move to Sweden to study or work at a Swedish university. They will provide you with information about what you need to think of when moving to and living in Sweden. You also have the possibility to ask your questions in the chat.
The seminars are webcasted live and free of charge.
See the dates, read more information and sign up by the following link. Note, on the page tick the box Seminars in English skatteverket.se/infotraffar
Links to useful information
- The Swedish employment agency arbetsformedlingen.se
- Information for academics (from SACO, the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations) saco.se/en
- A guide to the Swedish labour market (by sweden.se) workinginsweden.se
- Information about Working in Sweden on sweden.se
- Find useful information in the section Information & Assistance
Dual Career Services at Swedish institutions and EURAXESS Centres
Dual career services aim to assist the partner/spouse of an international researcher with career planning and social integration.
Contact your EURAXESS Centre to see if they offer Dual Career Services.