"What I want to say with this is: Do not be shy to mingle with people. Attend the events at International Citizen Hub Lund and other networking events. It works!!!"
I am a Designer who firmly believes in multidisciplinary work teams in order to get the maximum benefit of a project. I am specialized in Interior Design, specifically in Commercial and Service spaces.
I have been told many times from different people here in Sweden that networking is the most important thing for getting a job. I was recommended to register to a few networking webpages because it is said that you never know who you may get to know there and who he/she can lead you to.
I knew about International Citizen Hub Lund and decided to attend some of the events which are very useful for people coming from abroad. I asked Lisa directly if she could give me the contact of a designer to speak with, in order to see how my profession works in Sweden. I must say, I was quite lost. Fortunately, she knew somebody in my field so, thanks to this contact, I got my first approach to the Swedish labour market by working at a Swedish company as Interior Designer. Given that I studied a Postgraduate on Public Relations Management I also had the opportunity to put into practice my skills within communication, sales and social media.
Moreover, I have worked as freelance performing Interior Design projects within public and private spaces. My new project is to launch my last product design called© Butxaca shelf which hopefully will be in the market soon! If you want to know more about this project or need my skills, check out my profile on Linkedin and get in contact.
Finally what I want to say is this: Do not be shy to mingle with people. Attend the events at International Citizen Hub Lund and other networking events. It works!!! I am thankful for the existence of this hub and the fact of staying open to us, giving good advice, your kindness and always doing your best!
/ Marta Rodriguez Florensa