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from venezuela want to go switzerland

Hello..

I'm currently living in Venezuela and i'd like to move to Switzerland
i have swiss passport, but i've never been there.
My first language is spanish and i speak english fluently.

I'd like to know if i go Switzerland what chanches do i have to find a job?

I have university studies, i would also like to know if my university title is
recognized there?

and any other advise would be very much appriciated

I really appreciate any help you can provide.
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Old 26.05.2015, 17:21
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Re: from venezuela want to go switzerland

It would be tough without fluency in the local language, and/or English. It would be hard to work with somebody if and when one is not sure they understood you correctly. In such a case, I wouldn't give them anything important to do, would you? Your Spanish would be great for your social life though. Lots of spanish speaking people here. What is your field?
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Re: from venezuela want to go switzerland

hello...

im graduated in human resources..

are there any places in Switerland i could live of with just the english?

is english well known there?

is it false that swiss gob. finds u a job if you are a national?
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Old 26.05.2015, 17:30
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Re: from venezuela want to go switzerland

There's some useful advice in the thead below

Guidance needed- [Swiss citizen abroad considering moving to CH]

It's not all relevant to you, but it'll gove you something to read while you wait for a more specific answer.
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is it false that swiss gob. finds u a job if you are a national?
Yes, it is false.

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Re: from venezuela want to go switzerland

I've worked for places that had Human Resource personel that spoke English and no Swiss languages, so it must be possible. However I've no idea what the competition is like for these jobs. I imagine it'd be quite high though.
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hello...

im graduated in human resources..

are there any places in Switerland i could live of with just the english?

is english well known there?

is it false that swiss gob. finds u a job if you are a national?
"gob." = government? Yes. it's false.

Lots of professional folks here especially in the large multinationals get by for years with little or no attempts to speak the local language, so yes, it's possible.

But the difference is that 95% of them are brought in by their company to fill specific requirements, where English is all that's required, rather than your case where you're first wanting to come here and second wanting to find a job.
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Re: from venezuela want to go switzerland

i'd like to thank you all very much for your fast replies, it is very useful information..

I guess i will just have to stay in Venezuela after all, it seems very difficult to go there without knowing the local language..
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If you can play the long game, then you could look for Swiss companies with sites in Venezuala and see if you can get a job there. If an opportunity to transfer comes up, then your Swiss passport will be an advantage.
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i'd like to thank you all very much for your fast replies, it is very useful information..

I guess i will just have to stay in Venezuela after all, it seems very difficult to go there without knowing the local language..
Its very easy to come here with your Swiss passport. But you were asking for comments about jobs no? It would be better for you to investigate for yourself than rely on comments here.
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Re: from venezuela want to go switzerland

Hi,

Do you have experience in your area? I think this helps a lot if you want to find a job here or anywhere in Europe with a Venezuelan degree. I have some Venezuelan friends that have found good jobs (not in Switzerland but in other places of Europ) because they had experience in their area. And they don't even have a EU/Swiss passport!

I am Venezuelan, so I know how the situation is in there right now. My advice is that if you want to leave the country, don't focus only in Switzerland, but look for jobs also in other countries of the EU. I guess your Swiss passport will be a nice help also in EU.
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Hi,

Do you have experience in your area? I think this helps a lot if you want to find a job here or anywhere in Europe with a Venezuelan degree. I have some Venezuelan friends that have found good jobs (not in Switzerland but in other places of Europ) because they had experience in their area. And they don't even have a EU/Swiss passport!

I am Venezuelan, so I know how the situation is in there right now. My advice is that if you want to leave the country, don't focus only in Switzerland, but look for jobs also in other countries of the EU. I guess your Swiss passport will be a nice help also in EU.
1 year of experiencie in human resources , i worked at PDVSA www.pdvsa.com
its a petroleum company of the state
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Re: from venezuela want to go switzerland

As a Swiss, you could always look for a job in one of the English or Spanish speaking EU countries.

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