Hej all,

My name is Steve; I moved to Sweden in February of this year to be with my partner and am living in Hässleholm, Skåne County.

I’m not under any illusions, this was going to be a hard move and is proving so, leaving behind a stable job in the UK to venture into the unknown. I’m basically looking for any tips or advice on how to find work. As a non-Swedish speaker without a focused skill set (my working background is varied, includes working in book publishing, logistics and call centres) I'm at a bit of a disadvantage and my location rules out any job in some of the larger cities (like Stockholm) for now.

What I’m doing is learning Swedish through duolingo, have had appointments with the local arbetsförmedlingen and am prepared to do anything and everything workwise within a commutable distance (such as Malmö, Helsingborg). Was/is anyone else in the same situation? Have they found the arbetsförmedlingen to be helpful?

On another note how have people found adjusting to life in Sweden? Am interested to hear from anyone’s experience from any country. Personally the lack of pub culture here takes a bit of getting used to (or I just haven’t discovered it yet!) and have struggled a bit in my few months here to meet people.

Thanks in advance,

Steve 

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