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Old 24.04.2020, 17:00
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how long until I found a job?

Hello to all.

well am start to get tired of job search.
since October last year, and still nothing..
I get some interviews, but at the end nothing.
last year I get my Swiss passport, and I was working in pflege for 3 years.(Pflegehelfer , but am a Social Worker)
but I can't manage to get a permanent job (only stundenlohn)
what can I do?
i was in the RAV office... waste of time.. am a single mother with 2 kids.. and well at the end.. no help to search for a job (I was not asking for money from RAV)
what can I do?

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Old 24.04.2020, 17:56
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Keep trying and make sure your CV is done in the Swiss style.
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i was in the RAV office... waste of time.. am a single mother with 2 kids.. and well at the end.. no help to search for a job (I was not asking for money from RAV)
what can I do?

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Been there, done that... I really know how frustrating it can be. However keep going!

Good luck.
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Old 24.04.2020, 18:42
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Hello to all.

well am start to get tired of job search.
since October last year, and still nothing..
I get some interviews, but at the end nothing.
last year I get my Swiss passport, and I was working in pflege for 3 years.(Pflegehelfer , but am a Social Worker)
but I can't manage to get a permanent job (only stundenlohn)
what can I do?
i was in the RAV office... waste of time.. am a single mother with 2 kids.. and well at the end.. no help to search for a job (I was not asking for money from RAV)
what can I do?

greetings

MaKita
Since last October? That's nothing.
Be patient, I'm sure something suitable will come along.
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Old 24.04.2020, 21:03
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Since last October? That's nothing.
Be patient, I'm sure something suitable will come along.


am since 3 years searching (for something permanent) and since October last year apply to all I can found (outside pflege)
i manage to get 4 interviews and 1 schnuppertag, (Police, Pflege and a start Up Company) but at the end nothing.
RAV don't care if I work in my mother land many years of customs service, bank and so on (nothing of that is valid for them) also my University Degree Social Work is useless here.
but technically 3 years searching for a decent job, or something to allow me to pay my bills, I don't have money for weiterbildung courses and I can't apply to all because I don't have a basic lehre

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Old 24.04.2020, 21:26
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am since 3 years searching (for something permanent) and since October last year apply to all I can found (outside pflege)
i manage to get 4 interviews and 1 schnuppertag, (Police, Pflege and a start Up Company) but at the end nothing.
RAV don't care if I work in my mother land many years of customs service, bank and so on (nothing of that is valid for them) also my University Degree Social Work is useless here.
but technically 3 years searching for a decent job, or something to allow me to pay my bills, I don't have money for weiterbildung courses and I can't apply to all because I don't have a basic lehre
Yeah, I know, same boat. . .different waters. RAV will fund the Weiterbildung, if you can justify how it will help you to find a job sooner.
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Old 24.04.2020, 21:35
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Yeah, I know, same boat. . .different waters. RAV will fund the Weiterbildung, if you can justify how it will help you to find a job sooner.
well that I was thinking, and when I talk to the woman... she make me feel I was just talking to the wall. (don't look me to my face and so on)
just give me paper to fill... and send me away feeling more frustrated than before.

i don't wanna have money from the RAV I told to the woman, I need help for search for a permanent job, but I guess the RAV is just a name and they just take care of people who is asking for the benefits.
i dont wanna or have ever take money from RAV or Social Help, I have my hands and my head.. a just need a opportunity that is all
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well that I was thinking, and when I talk to the woman... she make me feel I was just talking to the wall. (don't look me to my face and so on)
just give me paper to fill... and send me away feeling more frustrated than before.

i don't wanna have money from the RAV I told to the woman, I need help for search for a permanent job, but I guess the RAV is just a name and they just take care of people who is asking for the benefits.
i dont wanna or have ever take money from RAV or Social Help, I have my hands and my head.. a just need a opportunity that is all
Yeah, I hear you. Plus the "opportunities" you get are some chump change, hourly nonsense. I know. Well, I all I can say is hang in there, something will come along.
Question, are you still at RAV and if yes, is language a problem or do you speak fluent German?
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Hello to all.

well am start to get tired of job search.
since October last year, and still nothing..
I get some interviews, but at the end nothing.
last year I get my Swiss passport, and I was working in pflege for 3 years.(Pflegehelfer , but am a Social Worker)
but I can't manage to get a permanent job (only stundenlohn)
what can I do?
i was in the RAV office... waste of time.. am a single mother with 2 kids.. and well at the end.. no help to search for a job (I was not asking for money from RAV)
what can I do?

greetings

MaKita
Get a list of all the Elderly Nursing homes in Zürich and send your references to ALL of them. Make sure your reference is done professionally. Its the first impression that counts.
Stay in the nursing profession ( Pflegehelfer ). And the RAV should support you in doing extra studies in nursing on a part time basis. And push these people at the RAV. It often depends on who you have as your contact at the RAV that matters. Some are fully incompetent and are well paid government sleepers.( "Sleeper Cell")

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Re: how long until I found a job?

Why is your social work degree not recognised ? lack of Swiss language or a problem with accreditation ?



Did you try to get it accredited ? Social work is a controlled profession, so either you can go directly to their professional organisation, or you need to go to 'ERIC' to have your degree generally recognised.


Link is here: https://www.swissuniversities.ch/


Did you do a 4 year social work bachelor's degree with clinical placement, or something else ? Any other undegraduate studies that might be helpful ?



With a social work degree you may be able to get a childcare job. Social work is listed as an approved qualification for childcare - as you have already managed to get some nursing posiitons, I assume you have a local language to an acceptable level ?
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Why is your social work degree not recognised ? lack of Swiss language or a problem with accreditation ?



Did you try to get it accredited ? Social work is a controlled profession, so either you can go directly to their professional organisation, or you need to go to 'ERIC' to have your degree generally recognised.


Link is here: https://www.swissuniversities.ch/


Did you do a 4 year social work bachelor's degree with clinical placement, or something else ? Any other undegraduate studies that might be helpful ?



With a social work degree you may be able to get a childcare job. Social work is listed as an approved qualification for childcare - as you have already managed to get some nursing posiitons, I assume you have a local language to an acceptable level ?
thanks.. I try a few years ago, but I need to do 3 semester in Luzern.. and well no money for that at the moment...
and for a CAS or a MAS they always ask for C1 German and I have a B1
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Old 30.04.2020, 13:43
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and at the moment I would take any job... I have to say since I get the Swiss passport I get more interviews (before they don't call at all)
but still not enough
I will try again with RAV , maybe this time I get someone can look at my face
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...and for a CAS or a MAS they always ask for C1 German and I have a B1
To increase your chances of finding work, at all, and of getting further qualifications, it seems to me that it would make sense to put a significant part of your time and energy into improving your command of the local language. That is likely to open doors, especially in your field.
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I have spend half a life time looking for one.
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thanks.. I try a few years ago, but I need to do 3 semester in Luzern.. and well no money for that at the moment...
and for a CAS or a MAS they always ask for C1 German and I have a B1

I'm on Busuu, an online language course. It's really not that bad or expensive. Even if they qualify my german as B1, I startet back from a1.
Lots of insight and words that are difficult and will not get used that often but are still usefull.
Gram is not easy and sometime really strange...but it helps improving.

After a month, I will try to get from B1 to B2 by the end of the week.
How is your Lebenslauf und motivations letter?

When I thought mine was perfect, some friends just streight told me it was c..p.....
If everything goes well, next week I might have my first interview in 6 months.

3 languages, years of field expirience around the world, responsable for people and machinery.....and I'm going to fix drill machines......:rolle yes:better than sitting at home I guess....
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