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Hi everyone,
I already have master degree in photonics(Physics) from Germany. Im here is switzerland due to family reunion visa and blindly sending online application for different online posts since last 6 months and did not find even a single positive reply. Honestly now im fed up and just trying to figure out where what went wrong. I have 1.5 year working experience + internships+ master thesis etc.
RAV and all other people suggests to apply online.
Any suggestion? Or some list of companies hunting. Candidates for other companies.

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Re: Job searching physics

Do you speak decent German then (at least B2)? Are you allowed to work under your reunion visa? What jobs are you looking for? Are they appropriate for your level (i.e. entry-level with no experience to speak of)? If you are allowed to work on your visa, is that indicated accordingly on your CV?
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Re: Job searching physics

www.jobup.ch has 23 physics based positions advertised at the moment. Where exactly are you in Switzerland - because your location still says Germany.

Also get someone to look at your CV and make sure it's suitable for the Swiss market. My OH found changing his CV helped to get more responses.

It will take time. Even experienced specialists are finding it difficult to get a new position quickly so if you've only just finished your studies it could take even longer. And the Swiss aren't always quick when it comes to making decisions on employment.
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Re: Job searching physics

It may take time to get an answer.
Make sure your CV follows the Swiss standards: picture, personal details, etc...
Make sure you always include all relevant documents, like diplomas, permits etc...
And always write a specific motivation letter for the position.

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Thanks to all of you. Yes Im allowed to work and already mention in my CV. I have A2 German level but I am able to communicate. I already show my CV at TRIIO and they said it should be ok.......................................
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Re: Job searching physics

consider a phd?
in the meanwhile put an effort in learning german.
blindly sending applications is good to show the RAV, but you should look for a target (maybe that works with what you did in master thesis or internships) and write ad hoc motivation letters.
third option, learn german and become an high school physics teacher, not for everyone though, but with german you could at the very least be called as a substitute teacher sometimes? maybe by a private school too.
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