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Re: Getting off the Irish treadmill to live the Swiss dream

This may sound slightly daft, but have you tried looking under the EF section "jobs" along the top line? Additionally, if you look under "The Local" Switzerland you will find a huge number of jobs on the right hand side, albeit that these are rather the "high powered" variety.
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I wanna learn German first so but is Basel mainly German or French speaking?
So you dream about coming to Switzerland but don't even know or bother to look up what language is spoken in the third largest city.
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I seem to have missed the nice part of town and it must have been my bad luck to have been there only when it was grey.

I guess you'll have to show me around the nice parts.
Out of curiosity what are the bad parts?
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So you dream about coming to Switzerland but don't even know or bother to look up what language is spoken in the third largest city.
Ah he's just asking a Question.

Its German by the way. A funny Frenchy german twang. Learn German and being in Switz will teach you the "right" version of it LOL
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Out of curiosity what are the bad parts?
I didn't say "bad" I said ugly.
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Re: Getting off the Irish treadmill to live the Swiss dream

Every city has ugly industrial parts to the inner city is really nice. And compared to Dublin its beautiful!
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Old 21.08.2012, 13:45
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Every city has ugly industrial parts to the inner city is really nice. And compared to Dublin its beautiful!
Depends on what parts of Basel to what parts of Dublin.
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Re: Getting off the Irish treadmill to live the Swiss dream

Hey there folks

Just said id give ye a quick update on the job hunt! I've send away approximately 6 CV's each one adjusted to fit the job title etc...heard back from only one company which was a rejection of my candidacy

I'm v. confident ill get something eventually but could take time id like to express my sincere gratitude to one and all for yer top notch help and guidance.

The dream is not dead just yet...so lets keep it that way! Keep the leads coming people
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focus first on figuring out which part of the country you would like to live in, since the differences between the French, Italian and German parts of the country are more or less the same as the differences between France, Italy and Germany.

for my wife and I, it has taken more or less a year to become "comfortable" with the language. it will take at least another year before either of us is anywhere near "conversant" in it.
Bravo and congratulations. Some expats live here for 10, 20 and more years, and still can't converse at any level (then complain the 'natives' are hard to crack).
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Re: Getting off the Irish treadmill to live the Swiss dream

For the list maybe...

Roche, SR Technics, Ruag Aerospace



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I work in procurement and we speak only English in the office. I think there are several companies in the Zürich area who recruit buyers and I've never seen German language skills as a requirement on their job specs. Have a look at:

Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, SC Johnson, SAB Miller, ABB. Also have a look at the Pharma companies.

I would also recommend using Linkedin, this is a fairly good resource for purchasing jobs.

Good luck!
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Re: Getting off the Irish treadmill to live the Swiss dream

Hi jg2xs

Cheers for the suggestions I checked them out but unfortunatly nothing suitable for me at this moment of time.

Nice one...have a good wknd

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Roche, SR Technics, Ruag Aerospace
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