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Fed up of job hunt - montreux :0(

Fed up of job hunt :-(

Have been looking a LONG time. Live in Montreux, maybe because it's so small ? Also am looking for part time and not full time which makes it even worse.

Constantly looking daily for something relevant. My CV has slight problem that I have been a stay at home mum for 2 years, otherwise it is OK. Just seems so much harder to find a job here.

Thinking of studying instead but not sure what I want to study. Just down in the dumps i guess.
Ideal job would be afternoons, english speaking role. Qualified in : Relocation, School admissions, Final cut editor, Nanny, waitress, babysitter, homework assistance, art school assistant.

Just getting nowhere !! Sigh !
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Old 07.02.2012, 20:46
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Re: Fed up of job hunt - montreux :0(

Hi there
I understand how frustrating this must be for you. it is safe to say you are not the only one,so many people are desperately looking for a suitable job nowadays and due to crisis and other factors it isn't an easy time.
The fact that you are/were a stay at home mum should definately not be negative factor,you can sell yourself just fine as being a mum is a HUGE skill in itself (problem solving,caretaker,multi-tasking,initiative taker etc.) and being there for your child is wonderful.
if you are looking in the relocation, school areas and you want a job in English, i would approach, personally,all international schools, english speaking institutions, day cares- whatever you find that would be in english.Don't be shy to get out there,and also approach jobs which are maybe not what you have been looking for, but which can get you one big step inside a company.You can develop from then and there on..
No matter how long you have to wait for your job,do not lose hope and nourish yourself with activities that will strengthen you in the meantime: read books, meet people,do sports etc.

I wish you good luck for your search and hope you will soon find sth suitable.You will eventually,just try to be patient.

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Valeska

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Old 07.02.2012, 21:04
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Re: Fed up of job hunt - montreux :0(

Im in a similar situation in that I am a stay at home mum but have a while before I will be able to job hunt as my youngest is still a baby but I am starting to study my plan is to learn french to a reasonable level as only just started to learn and then maybe take a course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language so can maybe tutor kids.. online tutoring.. etc Good Luck and I hope you find something suitable soon
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Old 07.02.2012, 21:55
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Re: Fed up of job hunt - montreux :0(

Kudos for your courage and determination. Job-hunting is a brutal process no matter where you are. It is essentially making yourself vulnerable to be judged.

Add on top of that: language barriers, education equivalence challenges, permit issues, different norms, prejudices against foreigners, and a tight job market, and it's no wonder it is so emotionally draining.

Keep doing your best, and take a break when you need to. This is an appropriate time to be gentle with yourself - this truly is hard!
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Re: Fed up of job hunt - montreux :0(

Have you checked with the private/international schools in area, there are quite a number around Montreux. Around here they are always looking for people to help out especially part time for the 'etudes', study period. If english only, then international school would be the only option, if french also, then more options. This would also be afternoons part-time which would fit your schedule as well. Assume yo have some sort of qualifications for teaching or similar, this helps.

Also, if you have a gap in your CV, you may want to consider volunteering for a while, to get the experience and show employers you are serious and current with todays marketplace.

Hope you already have the necessary permit, otherwise this could also be an obstacle.
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Re: Fed up of job hunt - montreux :0(

I can fully understand you...
I'm struggling with the same problem, sending lots of applications and not much answers back. But I'm trying to keep positive attitude and a lot of hope that "this application will be THE one"

Good luck
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Re: Fed up of job hunt - montreux :0(

I am so sad for you and know how it feels to be unemployed.
My recent experience is that it took me two months of sort of looking and four months of serious looking just to get an interview. I think it is the economy, it is hard for everyone right now. Don't despair, sometimes your rainbow is just around the corner, it was for me.
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Old 09.02.2012, 18:39
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Re: Fed up of job hunt - montreux :0(

I always give these pieces of advice:

- most jobs are never advertised, they go by word of mouth - so network, network, network and make sure people know you are 'still' looking.
- if you can't get paid work, find some volunteer work. There's no way I could do what I do now if I didn't have 4 years of professional 'work' in a volunteer capacity...sitting on committees, organising fundraising events, conferences, and eventually what was a 'volunteer' role turned into a paid job for a while, then I went out and got a 'real' paid job.
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Old 09.02.2012, 19:09
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Re: Fed up of job hunt - montreux :0(

I don't want to hear of mums giving up hope of finding a job right now, maybe because it reminds me of something

I think swisspea is showing you a great advantage that men, for once, don't have - the informal network mums have thanks to their kids. there is certainly some potential there, especially here in switzerland it seem many things are to be obtained on a personal or human level.

good luck with you search!
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