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Looking for a Job in Zurich - any helpful tips?

Does anybody know how easy it is to find a job in Zurich?

I am thinking of joining my boyfriend who works in IT over there, and all the jobs I can find online are IT or specialist and require you to speak several languages.

I am English and I have experience in the arts and various other areas including childcare, temping, call centre, bar work.

I am a performer over here in the UK.
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Old 02.07.2011, 23:05
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Re: Looking for a Job in Zurich

Hello ladyv690. Welcome to the forum!
If you can speak fluent German, you might have a chance finding something in one of the fields you mentioned.
You'd need to get a work permit from the company that hires you so you'd pretty much have to sparkle in comparison to local candidates.
Good luck and I hope it all works out for you.
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Check out the offers at jobs.ch and other career websites... If you match some profiles in 120% then you might have a chance of finding a job here
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Hello ladyv690. Welcome to the forum!
If you can speak fluent German, you might have a chance finding something in one of the fields you mentioned.
Don't agree with that - quite a few childcare and private school jobs require English.

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You'd need to get a work permit from the company that hires you so you'd pretty much have to sparkle in comparison to local candidates.
... and that's just plain wrong. A UK citizen does not requrie a work permit.
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Re: Looking for a Job in Zurich

What kind of permit does your BF have? Are you ready to tie the knot? For B and C permits, marriage (and civil partnership for us 'mos) automatically provides for a B permit for the spouse/partner and dependents (minor children and dependent parents/grandparents), under the Family reunification (Familiennachzug) process.
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What kind of permit does your BF have? Are you ready to tie the knot? For B and C permits, marriage (and civil partnership for us 'mos) automatically provides for a B permit for the spouse/partner and dependents (minor children and dependent parents/grandparents), under the Family reunification (Familiennachzug) process.
EU citizens can come here and look for work without restrictions.
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Hello ladyv690. Welcome to the forum!
If you can speak fluent German, you might have a chance finding something in one of the fields you mentioned.
You'd need to get a work permit from the company that hires you so you'd pretty much have to sparkle in comparison to local candidates.
Good luck and I hope it all works out for you.
Not if she's english, she can happily search for a job as long as she registers on arrival!
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Re: Looking for a Job in Zurich

Good luck with your job search. Swiss unemployment is running at just 2.9% at the moment (http://www.tradingeconomics.com/swit...mployment-rate). This is as close to full employment as makes no difference.

There are very good opportunities for employment in this country right now.
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Re: Looking for a Job in Zurich - any helpful tips?

My best tip for you is not to apply normaly especially if you dont speak german. Try to find maybe a friend of a friend who works there and try to get a job through connections. You will have a much better chance than just applying normally along with thousands of other competitors who most probably will include many who speak alot of languages with good working skills.
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My best tip for you is not to apply normaly especially if you dont speak german. Try to find maybe a friend of a friend who works there and try to get a job through connections. You will have a much better chance than just applying normally along with thousands of other competitors who most probably will include many who speak alot of languages with good working skills.
Many companies use English as the language of business so it is important
to find this out before applying to a company!
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Re: Looking for a Job in Zurich - any helpful tips?

There are a lot of nanny positions you could try getting in with an agency here and come that way
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