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Finding an office job in UK as a Swiss national?

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I don't have much experience and my formal education is just a Swiss KV. What are my chances of landing an office job in the UK? My resume is full of gaps and I don't think I would ever be able to find employment in Switzerland, considering how conservative HR departments are there. So, I was wondering if employers in the UK are a bit more open-minded in this regard? Obviously, I'm not expecting Swiss wages. I would be happy if I can make ends meet. Any tips & pointers would be welcome.
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I don't have much experience and my formal education is just a Swiss KV. What are my chances of landing an office job in the UK? My resume is full of gaps and I don't think I would ever be able to find employment in Switzerland, considering how conservative HR departments are there. So, I was wondering if employers in the UK are a bit more open-minded in this regard? Obviously, I'm not expecting Swiss wages. I would be happy if I can make ends meet. Any tips & pointers would be welcome.
Might be a good idea ot start some Study from Home classes. You can do Business Administration, Boko keeping etc.
Would really add something to your CV plus it shows alot of motivation/determination
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Re: Finding an office job in UK as a Swiss national?

The UK is like any other European country, if you can do the job you can keep it. But without relevant qualifications, who will give you an interview?

https://www.gumtree.com/london
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Re: Finding an office job in UK as a Swiss national?

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I don't have much experience and my formal education is just a Swiss KV. What are my chances of landing an office job in the UK? My resume is full of gaps and I don't think I would ever be able to find employment in Switzerland, considering how conservative HR departments are there. So, I was wondering if employers in the UK are a bit more open-minded in this regard? Obviously, I'm not expecting Swiss wages. I would be happy if I can make ends meet. Any tips & pointers would be welcome.
Try the temp agencies. jobserve.co.uk and elephant.co.uk are good starters to find the pimps (agencies) who are hiring. In my experience anyone who can type/ speak fair English can get a temp position.

Biggest, as I recall, are Hays, Alexander Mann, Kelly and Adecco.

Good hunting
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Re: Finding an office job in UK as a Swiss national?

Good luck with your job hunt.

Nothing ventured..... nothing gained.

Perhaps something with import-export company who might appreciate foreign language skills?
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