Hello to everyone (seniors and newbies)
I am 25-years-old Software Engineer from Italy, with 5 years work experience.
I can speak English fluently, a good German and understand a basic French.
I have studied Music at Middle school (Piano, Viola, Music Theory, Music Composition) and at High school (in total = 8 years) and I would like to restart playing music, maybe Violin.
I have a bachelor degree in Computer Science, after that I started a work experience as contractor working in own office and I have since then gained a lot knowledge and experience of IT (it is not about working years it is about passion and new things I have learned).
I am currently seeking an IT job in Switzerland - Zurich (being better linked to the city where I live in Italy).
I have started thinking about Switzerland in the spring of 2012... My idea was to start an internship of 3 months to just discover a bit Switzerland and its opportunities.
BTW In at time I was already discovered the EF
So, my thoughts were soon converted in the idea of seeking a job as experienced professional, however in the autumn I was still working on many IT projects as Software Engineer contractor so I needed some months more just to start knowing and understanding all things about work permit, taxation/income/expenses/rent, life/nightlife, job seeking/dossier required, and so on. So I now almost everything about Switzerland and Zurich.
I have started looking for a job in the first of January because I have collected the required documentation only at that time and also because I have finished all projects now.
Now, about EF, my first thread consisted in asking 12 questions to an headhunter and I am still waiting for its reply since it has happened today
However, I would like to make my compliments to this huge and helpful community, I have observed you for many months now, and I appreciate very much what every member is giving to this project, it is a mission to help expats not simply a forum, I ve got it!
When I will get my job, I promise I will start taking part at German courses on Wednesday, to going concert and golf club, and other events I will find interesting, and most important, where I can meet people that maybe one day can turn into a good friend.
I need a lot of friends since I do not know anyone in Switzerland, and so does not matter the nationality, everyone can be my friend (both female and male). It is just that I love being surrounded with a lot of people and speak about everything you will want to share with me.
So you got a new soon-to-be-expat here!!!
I hope to find a job soon, I am still young I just want to discover this wonderful country and making an extremely intense professional work experience.
Thank you to everyone!!!