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Re: Interview in Switzerland

Yes I agree - it would be odd for them to ask for a reference if they were not considering your husband for the job. Still got my fingers crossed. Hope you are still feeling positive about the whole thing!
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Re: Interview in Switzerland

Often, its internal budget negotiations that hold the process up.
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Hello all Thank you so much for your replies. So, the latest update... As you know my husband was asked last week for his referees (Is that what you'd call it? lol!) number. Well she was called today for a reference I can't help but feel like the rest of you, that this is a positive. I still don't want to get too excited though. I'm resisting the temptation to search anything Switzerland related! Last week he was told he should know by the end of June. Ahh please have your fingers crossed for a yes!

Thank you again for all your lovely replies. You've been a massive help
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It all depends on what the reference says, I guess!

Kidding aside, this is usually a formality and means that an offer should be coming soon.
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Re: Interview in Switzerland

It usually means you'll get an offer I'd think... BUT I once got to this stage, had the HR people told me they called my reference, and that the reference was very good, only to not get the position in the end. I think this is pretty rare though. And probably for the best.
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It usually means you'll get an offer I'd think... BUT I once got to this stage, had the HR people told me they called my reference, and that the reference was very good, only to not get the position in the end. I think this is pretty rare though. And probably for the best.
Completely agree.

95% chance - it's in the bag !!!
5% chance - the other guy will "drop his pants" and offer to work for less money.


Fingers crossed that this thread ends well
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We are moving to Zug at the end of September! Originally from UK but currently living in Shanghai, China. Perhaps all us newbies should arrange a coffee morning and meet up
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Old 24.06.2013, 20:16
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Re: Interview in Switzerland

Really, really hope that he gets the job! They were very slow in letting my husband know (a month or so - even though he already works for them) and then same again to get his contract. Now it's all moving along with (comparatively) lightning speed.

All fingers and toes crossed for you.
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Oh wow. You all sound pretty positive. I appreciate your thoughts.

Liggsy, where are you moving to? And when? Good luck with it all
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Oh, I've just noticed you're in Basel
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Old 24.06.2013, 22:05
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We'll be in Basel initially for 3 months (hubby starts on 19 August) and then I'm there from mid-September. We haven't decided where we'll live full-time, there are too many choices!
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Very exciting times for you How are you feeling about the move? Will you be working in Switzerland?
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I'm not planning to work full-time, but I make celebration cakes and sugar art (although that's not my trade, just a hobby) so I am hoping I can do something with that. Need to check out whether that's allowed or not
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My husband has been emailed by the recruitment agency saying that the company want him to have a Skype interview! It's very difficult for us and particularly for him as he has a job here which he needs to keep focused on. We also have children to think of and no matter how much we try to keep Switzerland to the back of our mind, it's very tough. Obviously interviews take a lot of preparation and I'm beginning to feel disheartened. The time scale is something that we have come to terms with (just about!), but the weeks of 'can we have this or that' and now another interview, is very confusing. I also have my own business and things like ordering more stock is being put on hold. I don't mean for this to sound like a whinge and this is totally my view and not my husbands, but we haven't told anyone about this job incase nothing comes of it. This is definitely the place for me to express how I'm feeling. So thanks for that. I'm also hoping that by keeping my thoughts to one thread I can help others in the same situation.
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Re: Interview in Switzerland

Yes, but it's also a good sign that they want to interview him again. Chin up, see it as another hurdle crossed and another step nearer to completion and success!
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Yes, but it's also a good sign that they want to interview him again. Chin up, see it as another hurdle crossed and another step nearer to completion and success!
Do you think? I hope so I feel that asking for another interview means they have doubts? I hope I'm wrong.
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Re: Interview in Switzerland

Switzerland is a consensus-driven place. Everyone who will be working with your husband will probably be asked for their opinion before bringing him on board, even if all the opinions don't hold equal weight. It could be that they've had a reshuffle on their side and someone new has come into the picture -- they want to give that person an opportunity to give his/her opinion as well.
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Still keeping my fingers crossed for you - sounds positive though
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Switzerland is a consensus-driven place. Everyone who will be working with your husband will probably be asked for their opinion before bringing him on board, even if all the opinions don't hold equal weight. It could be that they've had a reshuffle on their side and someone new has come into the picture -- they want to give that person an opportunity to give his/her opinion as well.
Ahh very good point. Thank you. I feel a little more positive now
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Still keeping my fingers crossed for you - sounds positive though
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