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Re: Interview in Switzerland

You also have to remember that bringing someone over from the uk is more costly than doing a localised recruitment drive. There are relocation costs to consider in addiition to salary and when outlaying those types of costs, they need to apply a more rigorous selection process.

Think positive, you've got this far, it's not a no, he's still in the running and he is coming towards the end of the process by the sounds of it. It took my husband ages to get his contract and that was an internal offer, I think the Swiss are more considered and deliberate in their processes by nature.

What does your husband do as a role? What notice is he currently on?
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You also have to remember that bringing someone over from the uk is more costly than doing a localised recruitment drive. There are relocation costs to consider in addiition to salary and when outlaying those types of costs, they need to apply a more rigorous selection process.

Think positive, you've got this far, it's not a no, he's still in the running and he is coming towards the end of the process by the sounds of it. It took my husband ages to get his contract and that was an internal offer, I think the Swiss are more considered and deliberate in their processes by nature.

What does your husband do as a role? What notice is he currently on?
Yes you're right. I think I just needed to hear it. I totally get that it's a big decision for them also. The Skye interview is with someone new, so maybe as the previous poster said, they would like their opinion too? I'm feeling happier now. Thank you.
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Re: Interview in Switzerland

If it's any consolation...for a role I am interviewing for at present, I have had interviews with 7 people so far. Tomorrow I have another 2 people to talk to (was supposed to be one interview...second hour got added on today)



to be fair, it's a role that works with a lot of people in different functions, so I understand the need for lots of discussions. But still...
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Re: Interview in Switzerland

I'm sure you've already thought of it, but you need to do some serious preparation for a Skype interview. Arrange a quiet place for the interview, check-and-double-check that all the technology works. There are lots of good tips here:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnves...ype-interview/

In addition, make sure that you look at the CAMERA LENS, not the screen, when you are talking. That gives the impression of making eye contact with your interviewer, which is very important in building rapport. Your interviewer probably won't return the favor, but the interviewer has to like your husband, not the other way around.

If at all possible, try to use a hard-wired connection to the internet -- this will give you a much quicker, more reliable connection and the person on the other end will consequently see a much clearer, more fluid picture with less pixelation and much less risk of freezing.

Finally, avoid the headphones-and-mic thing if you can possibly avoid it. It looks hopelessly amateur. If you have the time before the interview, buy an inexpensive lavalier microphone. It will drastically improve the audio quality at the other end. Here's the one I use when shooting video -- it's a bargain at 10 quid: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultradisk-Un...adisk+4016+Pro


A Skype interview is tough -- for me, it's tougher than face-to-face and it's tougher than telephone. Good luck to your husband!
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Old 25.06.2013, 22:42
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ohhh .....i can feel your situation very well.i have gone through this situation recently. But at the end we got a positive reply . omg i used to check my emails 100 times a day just to hear a positive reply.Then we decided we,ll wait this week only.Monday went ,tuesday went, wednesday thursday..nothing. we were so disappointed that we left the hope and on friday i didn't even open my email account..After dinner i open my laptop(may be there was little hope inside me) and there was their email.....with an offer...
i really wish you a positive reply and all your expectations get fulfiled just like me... i got more than i expected...
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If it's any consolation...for a role I am interviewing for at present, I have had interviews with 7 people so far. Tomorrow I have another 2 people to talk to (was supposed to be one interview...second hour got added on today)



to be fair, it's a role that works with a lot of people in different functions, so I understand the need for lots of discussions. But still...
It may be the same role lol! My husband has had interviews with 7 people also

Good luck for your next interview
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I'm sure you've already thought of it, but you need to do some serious preparation for a Skype interview. Arrange a quiet place for the interview, check-and-double-check that all the technology works. There are lots of good tips here:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnves...ype-interview/

In addition, make sure that you look at the CAMERA LENS, not the screen, when you are talking. That gives the impression of making eye contact with your interviewer, which is very important in building rapport. Your interviewer probably won't return the favor, but the interviewer has to like your husband, not the other way around.

If at all possible, try to use a hard-wired connection to the internet -- this will give you a much quicker, more reliable connection and the person on the other end will consequently see a much clearer, more fluid picture with less pixelation and much less risk of freezing.

Finally, avoid the headphones-and-mic thing if you can possibly avoid it. It looks hopelessly amateur. If you have the time before the interview, buy an inexpensive lavalier microphone. It will drastically improve the audio quality at the other end. Here's the one I use when shooting video -- it's a bargain at 10 quid: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultradisk-Un...adisk+4016+Pro


A Skype interview is tough -- for me, it's tougher than face-to-face and it's tougher than telephone. Good luck to your husband!
Wow thank you so much for your very helpful post. I've just read it out to my husband. And thank you for the good luck wishes.
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ohhh .....i can feel your situation very well.i have gone through this situation recently. But at the end we got a positive reply . omg i used to check my emails 100 times a day just to hear a positive reply.Then we decided we,ll wait this week only.Monday went ,tuesday went, wednesday thursday..nothing. we were so disappointed that we left the hope and on friday i didn't even open my email account..After dinner i open my laptop(may be there was little hope inside me) and there was their email.....with an offer...
i really wish you a positive reply and all your expectations get fulfiled just like me... i got more than i expected...
Thank you for sharing your story. I'm so pleased it worked out for you and of course I feel how you felt. Everytime my husband calls I think 'is this it' lol!. Where are you moving to? I can feel your excitement
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It may be the same role lol! My husband has had interviews with 7 people also

Good luck for your next interview
Lol...if he has had to interview with people in HK, US, CH...then yes, we could be competing but as there is no headhunter involved in the job I'm going for, I think we're OK
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Lol...if he has had to interview with people in HK, US, CH...then yes, we could be competing but as there is no headhunter involved in the job I'm going for, I think we're OK
Lol! I'm pretty sure it's not the same job then! No interviews in HK or the US! Good luck!
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Re: Interview in Switzerland

Interview after a reference check? Could be that they want to make an offer over Skype, and then fax him a contract to sign. It was after they contacted my references that I was asked to go in for another interview - they gave me feedback and gave me the offer right then
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Interview after a reference check? Could be that they want to make an offer over Skype, and then fax him a contract to sign. It was after they contacted my references that I was asked to go in for another interview - they gave me feedback and gave me the offer right then
That would be nice but the reference is being sent today. One very positive thing we've found out is that my husband is now the only one in the process The Skype interview is to get the opinion of one more person and to check that my husband is still interested as they have not spoken in a month. I will keep you all posted.

How is the weather in Zug today? It's beautiful here in Devon
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we are moving to zug.
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Yay another Zuggy! We'll definitely all have to have a Zug meet up?
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That would be nice but the reference is being sent today. One very positive thing we've found out is that my husband is now the only one in the process The Skype interview is to get the opinion of one more person and to check that my husband is still interested as they have not spoken in a month. I will keep you all posted.

How is the weather in Zug today? It's beautiful here in Devon
Sounds like it's almost a done deal then - fingers crossed.

Weather-wise:

http://www.meteosuisse.admin.ch/web/...n&plz=6300+Zug
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How is the weather in Zug today? It's beautiful here in Devon
It's tolerable, partly sunny and cool.

But let's just say that no one comes to Zug for the weather. Unless you're from Finland or thereabouts.
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It's tolerable, partly sunny and cool.

But let's just say that no one comes to Zug for the weather. Unless you're from Finland or thereabouts.
Really? I can't function without sun! Lol! Are there places within commuter distance of Zug that gets sun at least as much as England does?!
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Zug gets at least as much sun as England does. It's the non-Englanders that think it's grey and dull here in winter....the Englanders just think its a normal winter with more sunny days than normal
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Yes if you have a helicopter or private jet
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I don't care if the weather is similar to here...at least you can drive to the mountains...oh and a bonus is that you escape the British chavs too!
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