I'm applying for positions in Sweden, but come from another Nordic country. Most recruiters require that I speak both Swedish and English. Currently, I can easily keep up a conversation in Swedish and write with OK grammar, but not perfect.
I know I can write a top notch cover letter in English, but believe my Swedish efforts would be mediocre at best. I could of course deliver the same content in Swedish and ask a native speaker to proofread, but I'm afraid it wouldn't shine.
I need to communicate that I am fluent in Swedish, but I would also like to leverage my English skills which are beyond my competetion.
Should I write a letter that stands out in English or a mediocre one in Swedish?
What points should I balance when making this choice? Thanks for any input.