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Old 29.07.2016, 22:50
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Re: Hello guys, my dream is to live in Geneva

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With neither you nor her being from the country, you will be perma-expats.
Maybe, maybe not.

We weren't.

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Old 30.07.2016, 00:06
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Well actually it was my personal choice not to mention what it is i do as i feel this is personal to me and if anyone would like to know then they can ask me directly. Nothing complicated about that is there?
Well, you are 'asking for advice and encouragement', and this is almost impossible without knowing more about your background and what you might be able to offer Geneva.

Think of it from the perspective of the potential employer. You have to have something that will make them say: "Wow! Despite the language issue, this guy is exactly what we are struggling to find here among the local population."

If you have a demonstrable skill or quality that might prompt that response to your CV, you're in luck. If not, you will struggle. If that is the case, it's best to think of your Geneva life as a long-term objective. Perhaps 3-5 years. Long enough to become fluent in one or more CH languages, and to pick up a skill that your research suggests is, or will become, in demand.

I appreciate that you're seeking a simple, encouraging answer, but there isn't one (unless you do have that X-factor thing I mentioned). So this is my advice to you:

1) Think long term
2) Research
3) Make a plan
4) Implement it
5) Have some luck on your side.
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Re: Hello guys, my dream is to live in Geneva

Kudos to the OP for dealing adroitly with some less-than-polite answers to his polite question. It wont be easy for him with the information he has given, but there are nice ways of saying it, then there are the not so nice...
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Re: Hello guys, my dream is to live in Geneva

Chrislambo: you can find much cheaper accommodation just across the border in France, plenty of choice. But, as someone pointed out, Switzerland has voted to introduce quotas for EU immigration, so you would be in a more vulnerable situation.
If you are young, willing to rough it up a bit, then take on small jobs, enough to show you are independent and can pay rent (careful, 3 months' rent deposit is the norm here!).


Looks at small ads in the following newspapers: Tribune de Genève or GHI and you could also try this:


http://www.jobsingeneva.com/
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Re: Hello guys, my dream is to live in Geneva

I can't understand why don't say your profession but you say your full name.

In any case, as a EU citizen, your situation is hard but not impossible depending on your background. People here is very negative.

If you work in London (for instance) in something related to HNWI you might have a place in GE. Let's say you are a Private Jet Mechanic. That is not a qualified profession (in terms of university) but I am certain GE would be a good place for that. You might not need even French.

Now if you are a manager at Tesco, that is an issue. You will not walk to Switzerland and become manager at Migros. You will likely need some degree from Migros Klubschule or Maturité, have experience in the supermarket for years and of course you will need to speak the language.

CH companies can be very "obtuse" and are not as open as companies in the UK to hire people with "different" backgrounds. Unless (like my first point) you have very particular skills hard to find locally.
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Re: Hello guys, my dream is to live in Geneva

What I try to say (I cannot edit) is that GE even if being a small city has a large number of HNWIs (whether living or visiting) and that people produce a lot of "uncommon" jobs that are not your typical corporate office job I have the impression most people has here.

If you have the skills you might not even need the local language (of course having French is a major plus).
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