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Old 03.01.2013, 17:42
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Employment Advice US citizen

I would like some input into the best methods to gain employment in CH.

I know some of the following methods have been mentioned before.
-get employed by multinational company, work in the US then apply for a transfer (this is difficult)
-rigorously apply directly to employers and hope someone will take a flier on you
-marry a swiss citizen and wait it out.
-other options?

I know this may sound ridiculous, but would offering an employer a lump sum for hiring ($5000? $10000? USD) me and thus removing a lot of the risk/fear the employer may have in sinking money into an seemingly unknown commodity and US citizen be feasible? I highly doubt any large company would go that route, but could that potentially be viable for a middle/small company that may take a chance considering they have upfront compensation?

I have a planned vacation to CH at the end of the year and I will use it for shoring up employment leads if possible during my stay. Can anyone give me some insight?

My qualifications
-Bachelor's Degree in Corporate Finance (also currently studying Mathematics)
- 7 years of retail management/sales experience (Banking & IT electronics)
- 4 years of IT experience (technical, networking, troubleshooting)
- Basic to intermediate German language skills
- Intermediate Spanish Language skills
- Fluent in English

I am currently a Network Administrator for a local company in the states.

Any input and advice is greatly appreciated!

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