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Re: Considering a move to Switzerland

It is very hard to give you any reliable information because no one really knows how things will pan out. At the moment you are responsible for doing the paperwork to get your permit etc. and I doubt employers have given it much long term thought. My own feeling is that people with permanent residence status will be fine, but others without specialist skills may have difficulties, but only time will tell.

On the accounting side, without a local language there is not much change of getting involved in small to medium sized companies. If your qualification is one that is recognized here, you could take recognition exam which is in English, but you'd still need to be able deal with people in the local language.

Most of the pure English speaking roles at multinationals tend to be senior roles where local knowledge is not required, but they do expect previous experience in the area. So I expect you need a certain amount of luck to swing it.

Regardless, I suggest you should plan on it taking say three to five months to find what you are looking for and plan your finances accordingly.
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