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Working in Sweden – The A-Z Guide

Jun 07, 2018 anne_pihl
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Are you new in Sweden or considering moving to this Nordic country? This practical guide is designed to help you smoothly navigate working life in Sweden. It’s the book that has been missing to help bridge the cultural and language divide, explaining what you need to know and what you can expect at Swedish workplaces.

Essential reading for your first year as an international professional in Sweden

The guide offers 250 essential Swedish concepts, events and insights, one for each working day of the year.

-Boost your professional confidence by familiarising yourself with Swedish business & social etiquette.

-Learn about Swedish holidays and traditions and the impact they have on the business calendar.

-Discover the underlying values which shape Swedish society and form the basis of unwritten codes and communication.

-Fast forward your adaptation to your new working environment by learning about local habits.

-Know your rights and responsibilities as an employee and learn what organisations and public authorities can assist you.

In a simple A-Z format, this handbook is great preparation for your move to Sweden and as part of your induction to Swedish work places.

To order the book

The book is currently available at
1. LYS Publishing
2. Bokus
3. Amazon

About the authors

anne & Sofi

Anne Pihl (left) & Sofi Tesgsveden Deveaux (right)

Sofi Tegsveden Deveaux is the co-founder of Bee Swedish, a Stockholm-based company specialising in Swedish language and cultural adaptation. Sofi moved to Scotland at the age of 19 where she lived, studied and worked before returning to her native Sweden. On a personal level she is also involved in the cultural adaptation process as her husband is French.

Anne Pihl is the founder of Relocate to Sweden.  Originally from Ireland, Anne moved to Stockholm with her Swedish husband and new-born daughter in 1998. Having previously worked in England, Ireland & Germany, the plan was to try out Scandinavian living. She has never looked back.

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We provide intercultural training in three alternative formats:

  • In-house workshops (Working with Swedes)
  • Individual mentoring
  • Customised courses

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