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Targeted training helps Spanish chefs get into Swedish job market


To max out the chances of participants’ success at events held to find Spanish chefs for the Swedish restaurants, EURES Spain has posted a webinar on how to prepare a CV for that job market.

About 30 chefs wanted to come along to a recruitment event in Valencia, held 18-19 October. Fourteen were interviewed and about 21 were redirected to a similar event held in Catalonia in November. All have had the chance to get to grips with the cultural differences that need to be taken on board when writing a CV and attending an interview in Sweden.


What the webinar offers Spanish jobseekers

The goal of the webinar was to have better and more accurate applications from our candidates, as a way to improve their chances of being recruited by the Swedish restaurants involved,’ explains Spanish EURES Adviser Daniel Bellon, based in the Canaries.

The webinar created as part of the ongoing cooperation between Swedish and Spanish EURES Advisers, covers the style of Swedish CVs and the cultural norms for Swedish interviews. It is now available on EURES’ Spain YouTube channel.  As it highlights the differences in interview techniques, the webinar could be of interest to Spanish speakers who want to work in Sweden in general.

‘During the streaming there were 14 people watching and participating with questions. Since being uploaded to our YouTube channel it has been watched 270 times,’ explains Daniel.

Having seen the webinar some candidates re-wrote their CVs and asked for more information, which the EURES Spain team was happy to help them with.

Two Swedish employers took part in Skype interviews and it is hoped that around six job offers will follow. The event in Valencia should see more offers on the table.


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