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Old 08.08.2019, 15:23
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Re: Vitamin B: Is it that compulsory to have it in CH?

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So I would like to have your views and experiences about having a vitamoin B while looking for a job in CH. Here is my owwn case.


I studied here for the masters degree and I have been trying to get a job in any of the big 4 management consulting firms without any luck. On multiple occasions, I have been advised to have a vitamin B in order to easily find a job in this sector. Has anyone here with no experience and straight out of university ever had a job or an internship here without a referral within the company? I Personally find this very frustrating.



Any feedback or experience sharing would be highly appreciated.
Yes, I would personally say it is necessary, unless you have a stelar or at least a decent CV, speak the local language fluently and your name can be easily pronounced by the Swiss...people will argue that, whatevs.

For some it will take a lot more time to be given a chance to start their career than for others. For various reasons. If you have graduated from a Swiss uni or other school, I think you have a very good card on the table. If not, despite you being a nice, educated, and competent person, you will have to be ready to insist and insist, to network, network, network, and NOT get discouraged in the process.
Seriously, let everyone you know that you are actively looking for a job in a certain field. Talk about your skills, professional experience, degrees etc. Do not let your pride stay in the way somehow.
If you are looking for a job in certain fields where they can't find specialists, you are very lucky. I recently talked with a relative of mine that literally immediately after graduation in kinetotherapy found a job in Germany. No experience, no nothing. It happens, it depends a lot on your field of expertise.
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