Before the planning discussion
Once you have registered with us, the next step is to start planning how you can most quickly proceed to finding a job or commencing studies. Your first meeting with us will be a planning discussion. To ensure that this meeting is effective, it is especially important that you carefully plan for it ahead of time.
What happens at the planning discussion?
At the meeting, you and an employment officer look at the following, among other things:
- your skills
- what jobs you are looking for
- what support you can get from us
- what to do to achieve your goals.
We also go through whether there is anything that means you may need extra support and assistance in order to apply for jobs and work. For example, if you have a disability, diagnosis or problems with your health. We then investigate, together with you, what support you need in order to work.
Help for jobseekers with disability or health problems
An action plan will be drawn up
You and the employment officer agree on what activities will suit you best. This may for example be to take part in a webinar, write a CV or study Swedish. Then it is your own responsibility to keep your plan alive and take your own initiatives to reach your goals. If at the time of enrolment you have chosen to de-register within three months, you do not need a planning discussion.
Watch a webinar on how to register (in Swedish)
How to prepare for the meeting
Think about what work you want to do and update your CV. What jobs would you consider applying for directly? Do you need to supplement your education or experience? Think through your goals and how your route to a job might look. Write down your thoughts on the next step. Also think through and write down any questions you might have for us.
Some ideas of things you could do before the planning discussion:
Formulate goals and sub-goals for your job search (in Swedish)
Whrite a job application: CV and personal letter (in Swedish)
Go to the Job Bank (Platsbanken) and see if you can find suitable jobs to apply for (in Swedish)
Create a profile so you can be found by employers looking for staff (in Swedish)
Our webinars and job podcasts in english
Translate your certificates and have them assessed
If you were educated abroad, you may need to translate your certificates and have your qualifications assessed to be able to apply for jobs or education and training in Sweden.
Contact us and, if needed, we can help you to get your documents translated. This applies if your educational documents were issued in a language other than English, French, Spanish, German or one of the Nordic languages.
The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) can help you to have your foreign education assessed.
Assessment of foreign qualifications, uhr.se
Apply for unemployment benefit
If you have questions about unemployment benefit, your membership or anything else, contact your unemployment benefit office directly. Unemployment benefit is money that you can receive when you are unemployed, a member of an unemployment benefit insurance fund and registered with us. Here you can read about what conditions apply, how to apply for benefits, and what to do if you are not a member of an unemployment insurance fund:
Have you included all your information?
You can look through the information that you included when you registered. Make sure you have included all the education and training you have taken, previous jobs you have had and if there are any particular skills you wish to highlight. Our meeting will be more effective if you log in and update your information beforehand.