Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Employment
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 25.11.2015, 14:09
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: London
Posts: 3
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Howie2014 has no particular reputation at present
Admin /PA /Receptionist Role

Hi all

I am seeking a new role in admin as a PA or receptionist in Switzerland.

I am a native English speaker and EU citizen.

How can I go about this and to present myself to Swiss employers?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 25.11.2015, 14:27
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Misery-Courtion
Posts: 13,513
Groaned at 170 Times in 135 Posts
Thanked 9,643 Times in 5,507 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Admin /PA /Receptionist Role

Swiss languages are French, German and Italian so being able to speak/write at least one of these will certainly help your chances. The language issue was mentioned to you in your query last year. Have you started learning yet? There may be some PA positions where English is wanted, but employers are always happy to hire someone who has a Swiss language proficiency as well and there are plenty of other EU nationals who can do that. Receptionists will certainly need a Swiss language.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 25.11.2015, 15:05
Today only's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Europe
Posts: 3,739
Groaned at 484 Times in 294 Posts
Thanked 3,976 Times in 1,981 Posts
Today only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Admin /PA /Receptionist Role

A good PA/receptionist in Switzland will be speaking 3 languages probably, local language, the other local language and English.

If you can only communicate in English you don't have too much chance honestly speaking, unless you have other atributes.....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 25.11.2015, 17:07
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: London
Posts: 3
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Howie2014 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Admin /PA /Receptionist Role

I have taken on board what you have all said.

Where would be the best sites to start looking?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 25.11.2015, 17:39
mirfield's Avatar
Moddy McModface
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 8,197
Groaned at 51 Times in 45 Posts
Thanked 8,073 Times in 2,948 Posts
mirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Admin /PA /Receptionist Role

Quote:
View Post
I have taken on board what you have all said.

Where would be the best sites to start looking?
HTH
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank mirfield for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
JOB POSTING - Receptionist/Admin Assistant (English, Spanish + German) OlennaD Jobs offered 5 05.06.2013 15:44
Admin/Accounts assistant/PA position wanted Geneva/Lausanne Jo432100 Jobs wanted 0 14.02.2012 16:57
What is reasonable to ask for? [business admin role, recent MBA] frank1978 Employment 32 16.11.2010 14:07
(Very) part time personal PA role available - Morges / Rolle / Lausanne area VaudBrit Employment 4 23.09.2009 21:22
80% P/T UNIX Admin role in Basel markalex Jobs wanted 0 14.05.2009 13:21


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 23:52.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0