CV, cover letter and interview
When applying for a job in Sweden, you will need to send in a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter. If you end up on the employer's short list, you will most likely be called to an interview.
A proper CV should be no longer than one page and include work experience, studies, achievements or awards, special skills, personal information about your interests and family, as well as references. At a glance, it should explain who you are and what experience you have. Your cover letter, which should be sent in with your CV, is to explain more about yourself and why you are the right person for the job.
An example of a CV (pdf)
Once you have sent in the application to a potential employer you may be invited to an interview with the company. This is a chance for the employer to get a more personal sense of who you are. Because you have sent in a CV and cover letter, the potential employer already has your qualifications; an interview adds a human element to the applicant. Don't be surprised if some of the questions asked are not directly work-related. In fact, be prepared to talk about your family and what you do in your free time.
Please note, that depending on your country of citizenship or residence, you may have to obtain an entry visa to visit Sweden for an interview.
Contact your nearest Swedish Embassy to see whether you need an entry visa for an interview in Sweden