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Popular Membership Benefits

Explore your benefits as a member of Akavia: exclusive salary statistics, personalised advice, and professional reviews to empower your professional journey.

Your Partner Throughout Your Career

You have our full support throughout your entire working life – the membership includes more than 30 different benefits. Utilize our experts for employment law support, career and salary advice, secure your income with our income insurance, enhance your skills through seminars, and enjoy discounts on insurance. Explore our most popular benefits here!

 

Salary Statistics

With the support of our salary statistics, you enter your next salary negotiation or discussion well-informed and with a well-supported salary claim. You can also use the salary statistics when considering a career change to understand the salary landscape in another industry and get an accurately benchmarked salary.

Akavia is part of Saco, meaning that as a member, you have access to Sweden's largest salary statistics for academics. With the Saco Salary Search database, you can compare your salary with over 370,000 other academics in Sweden. The statistics are updated annually based on salary surveys and information from employers.

The salary statistics include relevant data for your profession down to the individual level. Compare your salary with others with the same education, profession, position, role, sector, gender, graduation year, and more. All industries where academics work are represented in the statistics.

The database is exclusive to members and contains Sweden's largest salary statistics for academics. The salary statistics can be presented in tables and/or diagrams, and you can also export the data as a PDF. The salary statistics can be used in two ways:

  • Simple search for a quick overview of the salary situation for your professional group
  • Advanced search where you can delve into all the data in the database

Salary Advice

Your ability to reach an agreement with your employer on a satisfactory salary increases when you are well-informed, have strong arguments, and a realistic view of your salary situation.

As a member, you have access to individual salary advice from our salary experts. Our advisers have in-depth knowledge of academics' salaries and consider your specific situation. Ask questions about:

  • Salary negotiation
  • Salary claims
  • Salary increase
  • Salary review

As a member, you can receive advice by phone, email, or contact form . We do our best to provide answers as quickly as possible.

  • Salary advice by phone

    If you want to quickly get in touch with a salary adviser, you can call us directly as a member. Over the phone, you have the opportunity to receive in-depth advice on all questions or concerns about salary. Our opening hours and phone number can be found here.
  • Salary advice by email or contact form

    If you have a simpler question about salary, you can email our advice team or use our contact form, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
  • Salary advice via Teams

    If you want advice at a time that suits you, soon you'll be able to book a 30-minute personal conversation via Teams. Before booking, it's good to ensure that your email address and phone number are accurate. Log in and check your registered details here.

    Public sector: Booking opens on February 1st
    Private sector: Opening time for booking TBD

Career Guidance

It's easier to develop and make informed decisions about your career with a professional advisor. As an Akavia member, you can receive guidance and advice to progress in your career. An experienced expert from Go Monday, our partner for career services, provides advice, answers questions, and challenges you to think differently and try new approaches.

Career guidance is for those who want to develop in their professional role and/or enhance their skills. During a 20-minute conversation with a career expert, your needs and questions are the focus. Whether it's about challenges or opportunities, brainstorming ideas, clarifying your goals, or considering a new job or direction in your career.

Our career experts can support and advise you on your career, whether you're a student, new in the workforce, mid-career, or a senior professional. The service is included in your membership and is free of charge.

Career Guidance: Take the next step in your career – how it works

  • Log in and request a code to access the service for free.
  • Create an account with our partner Go Monday to book a session with an expert by following the instructions in the confirmation email.
  • After the career guidance session, you can ask additional questions to the career expert via email.

Feedback on Your Cover Letter within 24 hours

To progress in the recruitment process, it's important to tailor your cover letter to the position you're applying for and create interest in your profile. Your cover letter should showcase who you are while motivating why you are the right candidate for the job, based on your experiences, education, qualities, and skills.

The review is conducted by a career expert from Go Monday, our partner for job-seeking services. After submitting your cover letter, you'll receive personalised expert advice on highlighting your strengths and experiences. Your feedback is summarised in a written report accessible to you within 24 hours. 

The service is free for members. The career expert tailors the feedback for members in the fields of economics, law, social sciences, IT academics, human resources, or communication, based on whether you work in the private, public, or municipal sector, or are a student, entrepreneur, or manager.

Cover Letter Review: How to do it

  • Log in and request a code to access the service for free.
  • Create an account with our partner Go Monday and upload your cover letter.
  • Include the job advertisement for the position you're applying for to receive feedback based on that role.
  • Receive personalised feedback within 24 hours.
  • Your report with expert advice will be available on your Go Monday account for as long as you want.

Feedback on Your CV within 24 hours

A truly effective CV should generate interest in your profile by summarising your education, skills, and experience in the best possible way. To create a compelling CV, you need to demonstrate why you are the best candidate for the job, showing a good understanding of the organisation and the role you are seeking.

The review is carried out by a career expert from Go Monday, our partner for job-seeking services. After submitting your CV, you'll receive personalised expert advice on highlighting your strengths and experiences in the best way within 24 hours. Your feedback is summarised in a written report accessible to you within 24 hours.

The service is free for members. The career expert reviewing your CV tailors the feedback for members in the fields of economics, law, social sciences, IT academics, human resources, or communication, and depending on whether you work in the private, public, or municipal sector, are a student, entrepreneur, or manager.

CV Review: How to do it

  • Log in and request a code to access the service for free.
  • Create an account with our partner Go Monday and upload your CV.
  • Include the job advertisement for the position you're applying for to receive feedback based on that role.
  • Receive personalised feedback within 24 hours.
  • Your report with expert advice will be available on your Go Monday account for as long as you want.

Feedback on Your LinkedIn Profile within 24 hours

With LinkedIn, you can present yourself to potential employers, expand your network, and search for available jobs. Our LinkedIn review is designed to provide expert support in showcasing your skills and experiences based on your individual job profile.

Our partner, Go Monday, has developed career services to elevate your job search. You'll receive personalised expert advice on highlighting your strengths and experiences in the best way possible. For the most relevant feedback, ensure you have a complete LinkedIn profile. Your feedback is summarised in a written report accessible to you within 24 hours.

The service is free for members. The career expert reviews your LinkedIn profile and provides feedback for members in the fields of economics, law, social sciences, IT academics, human resources, or communication, and depending on whether you work in the private, public, or municipal sector, are a student, entrepreneur, or manager.

LinkedIn Profile Review: How to do it

  • Log in and request a code to access the service for free.
  • Create an account with our partner Go Monday and link to your LinkedIn profile.
  • Include a job advertisement for a position you're applying for to receive feedback based on that role.
  • Receive personalised feedback within 24 hours.
  • Your report with expert advice will be available on your Go Monday account for as long as you want.

Don't Miss the Core of Our Membership

Financial Safety with Income Insurance

As a professionally active member of the trade union Akavia and the unemployment fund Akademikernas a-kassa, you have our income insurance protection included automatically in your membership.

Legal Support and Advice

As a member of Akavia, you have access to advice and guidance concerning your career and employment terms and conditions from our negotiators/advisors who are specialists in Swedish labour law.

Insure Your Income by Being a Member

Akavia's Income Insurance complements the compensation you receive from the unemployment fund, allowing you to receive up to 80 percent of your income, up to a level of 100,000 SEK per month, for 120 working days (equivalent to six months) if you become involuntarily unemployed. 

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