- How does your recruitment process look like?
- I don’t believe in programming tests. Can I do a technical interview instead?
- We are a team of developers providing software development services. Would you be interested in substituting the position with our services?
- I’m not a developer but I know English and have great skills. Can you help me relocate to Sweden?
- I have a family. Can they move with me to Sweden?
- Can the company pay for my apartment in Sweden?
- Can I pay less tax and get more money in some way?
- How much tax do I pay in Sweden?
1. How does your recruitment process look like?
Our recruitment process usually looks like this:
- You send us your CV including your previous jobs and the technical stack you are experienced in.
- We send you a programming test according to your expertise.
- If you succeeded in the test, we have a non-technical interview with you clarifying the details of your professional experience and education. We also evaluate your English and social skills.
- We refer you to the hiring manager for the position (provided you passed the previous steps) for another interview or meeting.
- If both you and the hiring manager think you are a good fit for the company, you may be invited to an on-site interview in Sweden. This step is optional and depends on the hiring manager and the recruitment situation at the moment.
Then you will receive a job offer and help with relocation from your employer. Note that the later stages of this process may vary depending on the hiring company.
2. I don’t believe in programming tests. Can I do a technical interview instead?
The companies which we recruit for usually require that we use programming tests. Therefore it is a part of the recruitment process. We try to use tests that simulate real work tasks as closely as possible.
3. We are a team of developers providing software development services. Would you be interested in substituting the position with our services?
No, we don’t purchase software development services. We only search for software developers willing to relocate to Sweden and work on-site.
4. I’m not a developer but I know English and have great skills. Can you help me relocate to Sweden?
At the moment, we don’t have non-engineering positions. Please refer to the recruitment agencies and hiring companies in your industry.
5. I have a family. Can they move with me to Sweden?
Your spouse and children can move to Sweden together with you. They will also receive help with the legal side of the migration process as well as you.
Unmarried partners (girlfriends or boyfriends) can’t relocate to Sweden with you on the same residence permit. This is due to the recent changes in migration regulations that make it much harder for the unmarried partners to move together with you.
You can’t bring your parents, grandparents or siblings with you to Sweden, either directly or at a later change. If they want to move to Sweden, they will have to make arrangements for themselves (for example, find a job or study opportunity on their own).
6. Can the company pay for my apartment in Sweden?
The hiring company will help you to find an apartment and make other arrangements before and after you relocate to Sweden. However, there is no common practice for companies to pay for the accommodation of their employees. A good employer may help you find an accommodation option to stay at while looking for the apartment that you want to have. However, you will have to cover the costs yourself.
7. Can I pay less tax and get more money in some way?
If you move to Sweden, you must comply with the laws and regulations of Sweden. This means that you must pay the required amount of tax and this can’t be negotiated. The income tax is automatically deducted from your salary payout and sent to the Tax Authority by your employer.
8. How much tax do I pay in Sweden?
The short answer will be “around 30%”.
The long answer is that it depends on your income level and other factors, such as the county you live in, or if you are a member of the Church of Sweden. The more money you make, the more tax you pay. The less money you make, the less tax you pay. The tax in Sweden is counted individually for you and your spouse (as opposed to the household tax in some other countries). All the money that you make counts together, for example, your salary and your side-business income.
You can use this online calculator to get the exact number. Use Google Translate to translate the page to English if needed.