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Old 13.10.2020, 21:27
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Re: UK qualified Pharmacist Working in Switzerland

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May I ask if she managed to find a job ? And if yes, how long it took her?
In Switzerland, things generally move slowly. Even Swiss citizens who have done their qualifications in Switzerland and have their working experience in Switzerland may find it takes many months or longer to find work. And then their notice period is 2 or 3 months.

This need not discourage you if you've accepted that this is the usual way, here. If you have a spouse supporting you, such as yarpen's wife probably had, so much the better. Very encouraging, yarpen, that things moved ahead so quickly, for your wife.

OP, other than if you are in a top niche branch of science, it is not very likely that you would be able to find work while still abroad. At least, that was the case, and it might have changed, now, because of Corona, so that perhaps an interview could be possible online.

It's really important that you specify on your letters of application and cv that you hold French nationality. That makes things so much easier for any employer.

If you're single and young-ish, one way to make the transition is to be willing to take work below your level of qualification and experience, just to pay your own way, while you look for work. I know people who've done this, for example a nurse who filled the time waiting for the registration by working as a nurse-aide, and then, when the registration came through, moved into a proper position as a professional nurse. And a physiotherapist who started out working as a barrista, and then got a real job once the papers were approved. Doing so covered their basic expenses, and did not negatively affect their employability nor salary once they went back into their professions. Of course, that's not so easy to contemplate if you have dependents.
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