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Old 29.09.2016, 15:19
Raphael Kuponiyi Raphael Kuponiyi is offline
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Re: Economics graduate from London relocating to Switzerland - advice will be appreci

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Hi Raphael and welcome to the forum.

I don't work in the finance sector, but I'm sure many here will agree with me on this much... Please don't relocate to Switzerland before securing work. This really isn't the kind of place you can move to 'on spec', and you would need to prove to immigration that you have at least CHF 30,000 p.a. to support yourself. The cost of living is higher than most (if not all) areas of London, and whilst the wages may appear attractive, it should really be a move motivated by having something great to put on your CV.

I admire your ambition, but the route has to be paved with caution and security. The best that you can do at this early stage of your career is to send your CV to the recruitment agents in your field and see if you get any feedback.

Good luck!
What sector do you work in? Does your sector have roles for economic graduate students? I will definitely take the necessary measures and remain cautious too. Thank you very much for your advice. I am very determined to make this become a reality. If you do know anyone offering internship/ graduate scheme to an english speaking economics graduate then do please let me know. I need as much guidance as I can get.

From your experience do any companies employ people that are only speakers of English, with a view that the individual is open to learning German? It's intriguing that worldwide firms are narrowing the job market for only those who can speak English and another additional language. I did not expect this.

Kind regards

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