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Old 07.03.2011, 22:16
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Thank you for all the replies, I really appreacited it. I will takes those advise and hope one day I can annouce to everybody here that I got a job. Once again, thanks buddies!!
Good luck s.grimm and don't give up!!!
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Old 07.03.2011, 22:52
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I feel for you OP, have you by any chance contacted a recruiter, there are some that do also part time jobs, not ideal but if you really want to work this could be a start. Best of luck!
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Old 07.03.2011, 23:07
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Well if you now insert the red characters it makes more sense.

Try visiting the offices at www.addeco.ch or www.jobscout24.ch or www.offene-stellen.ch

You need to realise that you might never find a job here. I looked for 3 years and never found anything.
I bet your excellent English did not help you much then!
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Old 08.03.2011, 14:18
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Bang.

This is the job for you. Although it's quite a commute, but so what. Please please please have your CV checked by a native English speaker whose CV has already gotten them a good job. Remember: a native English speaker.
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Old 08.03.2011, 14:24
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I think you should apply to this one too. You might not have the requirements exactly, especially the experience but I would offer to work for 50% wage for the first month so they can try you out with less risk. Also try and sell yourself, "While I do not have three full years experience in financial sales, I believe my 7 years experience in..... will more than compensate for this as well as giving me additional perspective. This, coupled with my BBA and mother-tongue standard Malay and Mandarin mean I am perfectly suited to the role"

Or something to that effect.

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Bang.

This is the job for you. Although it's quite a commute, but so what. Please please please have your CV checked by a native English speaker whose CV has already gotten them a good job. Remember: a native English speaker.
Interesting change of attitude between post N2 and post N44 !
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Old 08.03.2011, 14:48
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I don't feel there's been a change of attitude in the slightest. All my posts in this thread have been written to help the OP, not to curry favour with the fluff. It actually seems the OP has taken my comments/advice in the spirit in which they were given, which is gratifying.
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Old 08.03.2011, 15:12
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Cheer up! I'd suggest you come to Baden Bahnhof and look around. There are a few temp agencies around the train station. I think it is important to get yourself out of your house. Last week, I took my kids to Dosenbach in Baden. The lady at the cash register seemed new (first job in CH??). She had a small note by the cash register. It stated a few phrases to greet customers in German. I think that was cute. I am sure a lot of Swiss do not think highly of her, but I do and I gave her extra smile. I believe that is the fastest way to learn local language.

Just want to say, do not be desperate. Winter is almost over and you will feel better.
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Hi there, you mentioned that you would be happy to do waitressing, have you thought of approaching an Asian Resturant, they may need and appriciate your Asian language skills? You will never know if you dont have a go!.it is so important to appear condfident. even if you dont feel it at the time. Otherwise they will pick up on it, it is a bonus to have those language skills, you just need to learn to work with what you have got. Good luck and be positive.
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In the life cycle of the thread, she has gone from a hopeless asian who should perhaps be a food trolley vendor, to someone with considerable intellectual value to contribute. If only other newbies would be so lucky.

Good job EF, and good luck OP.
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Well I bet your Mandarin, Cantonese etc are great, but your English isn't that hot (from your post) and if your German is worse I can imagine it'll be hard to impossible to find work. What are your skills/ qualifications etc?

Totally pathetic why do you need to pick holes at people like that. Grow up
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Old 10.03.2011, 00:37
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Totally pathetic why do you need to pick holes at people like that. Grow up
Thanks for your constructive comment. I'll try to take it on board and do better next time. My post simply tried to explain away 7 months of job searching and give direction. I stand by my comments and believe they were some of the more helpful on this thread. Sometimes the truth is tough, but needs to be said. Moreover, I have offered advice on direction and even researched specific job opportunities that might suit the OP's specific skills, once the OP took time to reply to my post asking after her qualifications.

While thanks and groans are a drop in the ocean, it's amusing and very telling that I received 8 or so groans for what people perceived was an unhelpful post, but only one or two thanks for having spent 15 minutes or more online trying to find the OP a job. Have a good evening.
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Has the OP tried to look for work at the various tourist offices? With those languages and the amount of tourists from those countries, there is a good chance there are are guide jobs available.
And no, 40 applications in 7 months isn't really that many. I pump out 30 a month at the moment and have not had much luck. But that's Switzerland, a lot of it has to to with who you know and what your connections are.
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In the life cycle of the thread, she has gone from a hopeless asian who should perhaps be a food trolley vendor, to someone with considerable intellectual value to contribute. If only other newbies would be so lucky.

Good job EF, and good luck OP.
I think it's a lesson for all of us. We all have so much to offer but sometimes we get stuck in a rut because of other peoples expectations of us, and we fail to realise our own strengths.
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I think it's a lesson for all of us. We all have so much to offer but sometimes we get stuck in a rut because of other peoples expectations of us, and we fail to realise our own strengths.

Of course. What I don't particularly like is how people project the rut they are in on other people, especially newbies. It is more tasteful to inspire than to denigrate.

I'll give myself credit for that with post #7. But yeah, I know it is not modest.
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Of course. What I don't particularly like is how people project the rut they are in on other people, especially newbies. It is more tasteful to inspire than to denigrate....
Concur fully on that point. Regardless of one's own position, in helping and inspiring others you genuinely are helping yourself in the process... and if that's not possible, then no comment at all is best.
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In the life cycle of the thread, she has gone from a hopeless asian who should perhaps be a food trolley vendor, to someone with considerable intellectual value to contribute. If only other newbies would be so lucky.

Good job EF, and good luck OP.
I thought she was a he!
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I thought she was a he!
Then a free sex change, to boot.
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Bang.

This is the job for you. Although it's quite a commute, but so what. Please please please have your CV checked by a native English speaker whose CV has already gotten them a good job. Remember: a native English speaker.
I will do it now!! Thanks for your advise!!
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Old 10.03.2011, 20:27
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I will do it now!! Thanks for your advise!!
If you need me to check/proof your CV/covering letter, PM me and attach the file.
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