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Web designer and programmer with MBA in History

Hello everyone. I could be staying in Geneva with my wife who is working in diplomacy. I've never been to Switzerland and instead of a husband wage I would be opting for a local job in web development and design which I've been doing for the past 6 years. Could I find a job in this field although my university bachelor and MBA degree is in history? Any advice? Thank you very much.
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Old 17.03.2015, 10:41
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Re: Web designer and programmer with MBA in History

You could be staying or are you staying?
An MBA is a Masters in Business Administration, I think what you mean is you have a Masters in History but not an MBA?
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Sorry Angela, i meant an MA, master of arts, history. I could be staying for a year, if I decide to accompany her.
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Sorry Angela, i meant an MA, master of arts, history. I could be staying for a year, if I decide to accompany her.
OK I get it, depending on where you are from and what kind of permit your wife has, you might be or not be allowed to work. I guess you can always try to find work as a web developer if you have experience, be sure to mention it in your CV. Just consider that it can take a long time to actually find a position in CH. Good luck!
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Re: Web designer and programmer with MBA in History

Thank you, Angela. We are both from Romania and we will be housed by the embassy. I understand getting a work permit is difficult here so I am considering if it suitable to pause my current job to come here and try to find a job in graphics and programming.
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Re: Web designer and programmer with MBA in History

In general, I have found it harder here to look for work outside of what your degree states, even if you have significant experience. But you can only try, right?
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Do you speak French?
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Re: Web designer and programmer with MBA in History

If your wife will be a diplomat, I think the Ci permit rules would apply to you. As such you wouldn't be restricted by quotas, so in that sense it would be a bit easier. However, you'd still need to find an employer that thinks your skills (web, language, etc.) are a good fit for a position.
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Re: Web designer and programmer with MBA in History

At this moment I would say no, Samaire13 - I studied French for 7 years up to the end of the high-school, but haven't practiced it since (although technically easier than English and similar to Romanian), so much has been forgotten but not lost.
I've recently read about the Ci permit and seems a good choice.
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