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Hello everyone,
Am looking for work in English companies wherethey use english as communication.
Do you know of any?
Iam expierienced in call center(switchboard),customer service,and travel operations
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Re: Employment

Click the link marked "Jobs" at the top of this page.
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What type of permit do you have (L or B) and does it allow you to work? You need to check that first.
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I have permit B.So no problem in working
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Re: Employment

You should look for work in an English speaking country. Without excellent German, French or Italian you will not get a job here.
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You should look for work in an English speaking country. Without excellent German, French or Italian you will not get a job here.
This is absolutely not true. Why do you say this? It certainly comes out the wrong way. One has every right to look for a job and then improve on their German. If they don't succeed, tough luck but telling them to go away is not cool.
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You should look for work in an English speaking country. Without excellent German, French or Italian you will not get a job here.
That's a really daft thing to say. A lot of the large companies operate in English, otherwise I wouldn't be able to work here as my French is still atrocious!
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Re: Employment

He is just stating the obvious, did you see that the OP specialised in customer service? In CH your customers will speak German and French so without knowing these then what's the point to come here?
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Old 12.05.2015, 21:57
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He is just stating the obvious, did you see that the OP specialised in customer service? In CH your customers will speak German and French so without knowing these then what's the point to come here?
Probably following a husband who works here like I did. As she's already here and has a permit what's wrong with her looking for a job? Yes, it won't be easy without having a Swiss language, but it's not impossible. Check the sticky threads at the top of the Employment forum for English speaking companies who might be hiring. Most are based over Zurich/Basel way I think but you might find something nearer home.
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Re: Employment

this would be better to recommend:
[Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies
English speaking companies + Web Sites for job searchers in Switzerland
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Old 12.05.2015, 22:12
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Isn't that what I did?
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Isn't that what I did?
I provided links.

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Probably following a husband who works here like I did. As she's already here and has a permit what's wrong with her looking for a job? Yes, it won't be easy without having a Swiss language, but it's not impossible. Check the sticky threads at the top of the Employment forum for English speaking companies who might be hiring. Most are based over Zurich/Basel way I think but you might find something nearer home.
I don't think so, OP didn't provide any info. It seems like one of these should-I-come-to-CH threads.
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What type of permit do you have (L or B) and does it allow you to work? You need to check that first.
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I have permit B. So no problem in working
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I don't think so, OP didn't provide any info. It seems like one of these should-I-come-to-CH threads.
Yes, she did. It's not a thread about should I come to Switzerland, it's one about finding a job now she's here.
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Re: Employment

I was pondering this last night. A lot of English-speaking jobs are in banking and IT where people migrate from various parts of the world for relatively well paid jobs including senior roles in various organisations. People are prepared to make the move to a new country due to the attractive salary/package offered.

Now, there must be some jobs in the same organisations that are less well paid, more junior roles, basic admin jobs etc, that also require English speakers. These types of jobs are probably not attractive enough for people to consider moving from another country and moving their whole life and family over to Switzerland... so, who fills these jobs?

Surely these types of jobs are a necessity in such organisations and the jobs need filling. Are these not perfect for English speakers already located in Switzerland to apply for? If so, why would they need top notch local language skills?
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I was pondering this last night. A lot of English-speaking jobs are in banking and IT where people migrate from various parts of the world for relatively well paid jobs including senior roles in various organisations. People are prepared to make the move to a new country due to the attractive salary/package offered.

Now, there must be some jobs in the same organisations that are less well paid, more junior roles, basic admin jobs etc, that also require English speakers. These types of jobs are probably not attractive enough for people to consider moving from another country and moving their whole life and family over to Switzerland... so, who fills these jobs?

Surely these types of jobs are a necessity in such organisations and the jobs need filling. Are these not perfect for English speakers already located in Switzerland to apply for? If so, why would they need top notch local language skills?
Because lower level jobs, you usualy need to interact with other employees who speak only a local language or with other people who only speak local language
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But if the majority of the business is conducted in English and you are an admin worker, or a secretary or a PA to a manager in that company, surely you would need a high level of English?
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But if the majority of the business is conducted in English and you are an admin worker, or a secretary or a PA to a manager in that company, surely you would need a high level of English?
Then the company can simply hires a Swiss that speaks English.
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Then the company can simply hires a Swiss that speaks English.
You know, that popped into my head just as I was pressing Submit on my previous comment! Very true, good point.

So what is being implied is that any English-speakers with no local language really do need to have in-demand skills that can't readily be fulfilled by a Swiss worker...?

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But if the majority of the business is conducted in English and you are an admin worker, or a secretary or a PA to a manager in that company, surely you would need a high level of English?
And an even higher level of German/French/Italian/Romansch...

A admin to an English (only) speaking manager generally needs local language fluency specifically because the manager doesn't have it. The admin is the person who translates the manager's communications.

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Bear in mind also that many of the MNCs, those whose business language is English, are the same companies whose global reach means that they can move lower level jobs to lower cost countries... where English language skills are also to be had, cheaply. So fewer opportunities for these jobs now compared to even just a few years ago.

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So what is being implied is that any English-speakers with no local language really do need to have in-demand skills that can't readily be fulfilled by a Swiss worker...?
When a permit is required.

Luckily the OP does not need a permit. But English-only jobs are becoming fewer and farther between these days. In fact, these days with more and more people wanting to work in Switzerland, many companies ask for local fluency simply as a filter, even if the job doesn't require it.

One might get lucky - but it would be wise to work on language skills.

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