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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi Guys

Has anyone heard of a recruitment agency called EDL?

They called me yeterday about some oppertunities in ZRH, I've googled all EDL and any possible variations I may have misheard i.e. EVL, EBL and nothing has come up.

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

hi there. anyone know of any english speaking jobs in the medical field. im a physiotherapist but i am willing to do pretty much any kind of work at this time. i use to do office accounting, clerical work, server, barista, care giver etc. thanks everyone.
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Old 05.06.2011, 16:11
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

im finding it quite difficult to come across jobs here aswell, best of luck to you!
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

hei guys! My name is Claudia and I am from Romania! Can you please tell the names of some companies which accept Romanians? I would most grateful! Thank you!
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im finding it quite difficult to come across jobs here aswell, best of luck to you!
Hello world! Thanks ~ Seeing nobody has posted here for over month now and after reading this thread and checking out numerous links i am hoping for new information regarding employment here in Switzerland.

Feels great to be back! Landed in June as my daughter was born here in Bienne 7.7.11. I just got my permit B so I can support my family now but its been tough these past 4 weeks. I absolutely love it here but Im soon at the point of return (last resort) as I have a lot more established back in Canada although I really want to stay, raise my daughter and start brand new in this beautiful country, I need help finding work, anywhere, anything...

Im hoping someone can refer, suggest or advise me where I can find an immediate position as Im in the process of learning french. I sent my CV out to every agency I could find but they are all presently looking for french,german, italian, spanish and whatNOT? Ive also done tons of searching/applying online but no luck.

I have extensive experience within the general labour industry, customer service, marketing, operating machinery, driving forklifts, assembling products and security services, I am also interested to learn and adapt to new experiences. My commitment to understanding and improving in all aspects remains a constant goal.

Please, feel free to add me on facebook. Regardless of finding work, Im always looking to connect with more positive, friendly, like-minded people. Thanks for reading

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

www.jobup.ch
www.topjobs.ch
www.monster.ch
www.portail-emploi.ch
www.jobtic.ch

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Hello world! Thanks ~ Seeing nobody has posted here for over month now and after reading this thread and checking out numerous links i am hoping for new information regarding employment here in Switzerland.

Feels great to be back! Landed in June as my daughter was born here in Bienne 7.7.11. I just got my permit B so I can support my family now but its been tough these past 4 weeks. I absolutely love it here but Im soon at the point of return (last resort) as I have a lot more established back in Canada although I really want to stay, raise my daughter and start brand new in this beautiful country, I need help finding work, anywhere, anything...

Im hoping someone can refer, suggest or advise me where I can find an immediate position as Im in the process of learning french. I sent my CV out to every agency I could find but they are all presently looking for french,german, italian, spanish and whatNOT? Ive also done tons of searching/applying online but no luck.

I have extensive experience within the general labour industry, customer service, marketing, operating machinery, driving forklifts, assembling products and security services, I am also interested to learn and adapt to new experiences. My commitment to understanding and improving in all aspects remains a constant goal.

Please, feel free to add me on facebook. Regardless of finding work, Im always looking to connect with more positive, friendly, like-minded people. Thanks for reading

Dorian www.facebook.com/dorianhenry
Hi Dorian, i found my job here with michael page, www.michaelpage.ch
They have a for of open job posting in area you mentioned.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi everyone,

I know this may have been asked quite often here but I just finished university as a Finance major here in North America. Therefore how difficult do you guys think it would be to get a job in Switzerland being a non-EU citizen but at the same time having someone significant that can recommend me to an English-speaking company in the Zurich area. Do you think the company would go through the hassle of providing me with a work permit etc.? I know networking is important and through my university years that's what I've tried to do. I do have experience, I've worked as a student every year of university in big financial firms here.

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Old 17.12.2011, 10:04
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Hi everyone,

I know this may have been asked quite often here but I just finished university as a Finance major here in North America. Therefore how difficult do you guys think it would be to get a job in Switzerland being a non-EU citizen but at the same time having someone significant that can recommend me to an English-speaking company in the Zurich area. Do you think the company would go through the hassle of providing me with a work permit etc.? I know networking is important and through my university years that's what I've tried to do. I do have experience, I've worked as a student every year of university in big financial firms here.

Thanks,
To be very blunt you have absolutley zero chance !

You're not EU, bankls are laying off finance peope all over and wqill continue to do so, i presume as you have just finished your finance major you have no real experience, you don't mention whether you speak the language but i will assume no.

The only possibility you may have is 100% luck in finding a job, 1'm sorry to be so blunt, but this is the reality.
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Old 17.12.2011, 11:23
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Hi everyone,

I know this may have been asked quite often here but I just finished university as a Finance major here in North America. Therefore how difficult do you guys think it would be to get a job in Switzerland being a non-EU citizen but at the same time having someone significant that can recommend me to an English-speaking company in the Zurich area. Do you think the company would go through the hassle of providing me with a work permit etc.? I know networking is important and through my university years that's what I've tried to do. I do have experience, I've worked as a student every year of university in big financial firms here.

Thanks,
Your chances of someone getting a new grad a work permit are very, very low (but stranger things have happened). While Switzerland is better off than most countries, you have to compete at this point with French people, English people and German people whose economies are also in the sh*tter (ok well except Germany) and are running here for jobs. So right now Swiss companies are not hiring Americans on local contracts when they can get EU citizens without the hassle. The only reason I, an American citizen, have ever been employed here at all is because I have an EU husband.

So unless you can find a EU or a Swiss to marry, and I never suggest marrying for papers, you're looking at a 1% chance of getting a permit. Even if you went to Wharton or something.

THAT SAID, have you thought of doing any of the graduate programs larger companies provide? General Electric (one I can think of off the top of my head) has several generous graduate management programs where they send new grads all over the world, to and including Switzerland. I'm sure a trip on google for some of the bigger American companies in Zug will give you an idea if they do similar programs (FWIW I know several people who did the GE programs in Zurich and they loved it).

If you did Finance, one word to the wise: in Europe, you usually get pegged to an industry. For example, if you start out in Pharma, if you want to change jobs, you have to keep looking in Pharma. I don't feel that is the case in the US.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Thanks for the replies guys. As we all know, especially in my field of study not everyone gets a job through applying. They even teach us throughout university that networking is key, therefore I won't really be competing with many people for the position(and it's not the greatest position as I'm a new grad). The reason I asked is because now I'm considering my options of where I will be working in a few months time and I've been to Switzerland quite often and really like the country plus I got family there who are Swiss citizens. I just wanted to know how big of a hassle it is to do even though I know the employer there will make a good effort to get my permit. Does it all depend on the employer or does it depend on the immigration office/department as well?

I'm sure not every position in Switzerland requires an MBA, and I plan to do one in 1 or 2 years maybe. Who knows I might even do one there if I really like it
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Does it all depend on the employer or does it depend on the immigration office/department as well?
It depends the cantonal and federal immigration authorities under a quota system and an examination of whether or not the local and EU job markets have been appropriately scouted by the company filing. I've seen 50 year old CFOs get refused at the cantonal level even though the employer was willing to file, just to give you an idea of how hard it is.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

don't know if it was mentioned before, but just in case: www.partnersgroup.com is an english speaking company with many open positions.

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Hi everyone,

I moved to Switzerland in March and I have been applying for various jobs mostly office jobs since. No luck! I have experience in office administration, events management, hospitality, customer service. My German isn't great, however I can communicate and keep learning. I am starting to lose my motivation. I am not used to sitting at home and being a housewife. I applied for volunteering for Red Cross, so hopefully will hear from them soon, just to keep me occupied. Averall, even though there are so many English speaking companies, they still require German, or sometimes even German and French. Any advise?
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Old 23.09.2012, 16:08
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Is Julius Baer (a bank) an English-speaking environment ?

I've seen job adverts there with a title in English but content in German.

A sticky / wiki with a maintained list of English-speaking companies would be valuable for so many folks.

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A sticky / wiki with a maintained list of English-speaking companies would be valuable for so many folks.

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I agree, that would be invaluable!
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Just bumping this old thread 'cos it was a good 'un.

(Don't be posting ads to it though please)
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The Nuance group is often looking and only English speakers.
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Hi Everyone

Please could you help me. I am looking for work and would like to write to companies where english is there communication language. Do you know of any companies I wcould write to?
I am experienced in Sales, Customer service and Accounts. I have many years experience in working in an office environment and in my last job I was an Assistant Manager. However I also have worked on a number of occasions in construction so I have a little bit of knowledge in that to.
Any contact information would be very much appreiciated.

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Chris
p.s. I live in a town called Eschenbach which is 10 minutes from Rapperswil. I would like to find work in this area or Zurich

Hi Chris

I know that Mettler Toledo uses English as corporate language. It's a 15 min train ride east of Zurich but perhaps that's too far from Rapperswill?

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