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non-EU: Where can I find jobs which sponsor work permit?

Hello,

I am looking for a job in Switzerland. Most of the jobs in usual websites like LinkedIn or Glassdoor either explicitly indicate they need a Swiss/EU citizeen or a work permit holder. Others tell this after you send your application.

So I wonder is there some job board where I can search only for jobs from employers that can sponsor for a work permit?

(I work in IT field).
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Old 24.09.2016, 18:20
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Re: non-EU: Where can I find jobs which sponsor work permit?

Unlikely because all companies in Switzerland have to give hiring priority to Swiss/EU nationals. The criteria for non-EU hiring is outlined here.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...zulassung.html

That's not to say you can't find a company who will sponsor you, but it may not be easy. Try these for more possibilities:

www.jobs.ch
www.jobup.ch

There's also some sticky threads in this part of the forum listing English speaking companies you could also check out.
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Re: non-EU: Where can I find jobs which sponsor work permit?

Every employer can sponsor work permits. They cost next to nothing, so that is not a relevant criterion.

The hiring rules, however, are the same for every employer. A company needs to be willing to hire you AND be able to prove there are zero EU/CH citizens who could do the job AND you need to fulfil the general criteria (certain seniority, degree, etc).
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Re: non-EU: Where can I find jobs which sponsor work permit?

Mahdix, is there a particular reason why you want to work in Switzerland?

I ask because the future is perhaps not looking quite so rosy for many Swiss IT jobs these days. As cost pressures mount a good number of Swiss companies and MNCs based here have moved many IT functions to low cost countries, reports of further reductions in the pipeline seem to hit the news regularly, many IT folks have been laid off as the industry contracts.

If you are highly skilled in a niche area there are still opportunities. And companies that have an overriding need to have the work done within Switzerland are still hiring. But as Samaire points out, a company must first look among CH and EU candidates.

Given the lack of security a non-EU person has here - if you are simply looking to advance your career I would question whether Switzerland is the place to look.

But if you have other reasons for wanting to move to Switzerland, then certainly, keep looking. Key will be emphasing what you can bring to the table that another CH/EU candidate cannot.

Wishing you all the best.
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Re: non-EU: Where can I find jobs which sponsor work permit?

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Given the lack of security a non-EU person has here - if you are simply looking to advance your career I would question whether Switzerland is the place to look.
Spot on!!
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Mahdix, is there a particular reason why you want to work in Switzerland?

I ask because the future is perhaps not looking quite so rosy for many Swiss IT jobs these days. ...
Thanks meloncollie. I just want to advance my career and move to a developed and secure country. That's all!

So where do you suggest?
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Thanks meloncollie. I just want to advance my career and move to a developed and secure country. That's all!

So where do you suggest?
How about Singapore? It has a high standard of living, very popular with expats and a lot closer to you than Switzerland.
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How about Singapore? It has a high standard of living, very popular with expats and a lot closer to you than Switzerland.
Thanks for your suggestion. Actually, Singapore is in my list after UK and US (and maybe Canada).
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