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Old 10.03.2011, 19:29
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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.
Hihi AussieNanny,

Last month I do approach a chinese restaurant and they willing to hire me at CH17 per hour but without any contract and they will pay me daily in cash. I know it's illegal so I called back and reject the offer.
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Old 10.03.2011, 20:03
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If you need me to check/proof your CV/covering letter, PM me and attach the file.
Thank you soooooo much. I'm preparing it now and will PM u once i finish. Once again thanks!!
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Old 11.03.2011, 11:11
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The most important thing for you now is keep learning German while working or still hunting job, the more u good at German, the better your chance.

My friend used to work in an Asian restaurant in ZH before, she also got 17 CHF per hour, no contract.

Personaly, I dont like to work as a waiter/waitress, as u may have to work in split shift, it will take you almost the whole day.

I think if you have only knowledge of some languages like Chinese, Malay, Korean, Japense. etc, and without any speical skills/education, will not be a big plus if u want to work for a Swiss compay here, unless u do a new "Ausbildung". At the moment when you don't have a job, u may think that working in anywhere/anything is not so important, but you will change your mind later, I would say working environment is extremely important.

When I was looking for a job before, I didn't search too much in internet, but I just sent some of my CVs to some hotels spontaniously, then I got an offer. You may try like that.
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Old 11.03.2011, 22:31
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I am seeking for a good recruiter in Switzerland....do you know any that you would recommend?

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I recommend you play up your foreign language skills and look for Swiss companies with presence in Asia, or plan to have one. Those language skills are not easy to develop here. There would also be less applicants for such positions, if you manage to find them. Most Swiss companies export to, manufacture in, or develop business partners in Asian markets. It would be better than working at Starbucks'.

Find a recruiter to help you find a job. A good recruiter will take some time to get to know you. The good ones are very diligent in the work they do, and would only send you to opportunities that fit you.
I just started applying about a month ago.....did you apply for different positions for a year before you landed one? I can imagine due to Switzerland's strict quota....what company did you get a job at? How do you like it so far?

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I would also imagine that an employment agency is the best way to go. I started looking a year before I moved via a combination of Google and job search sites, but I imagine you've explored that avenue to the fullest! If you're stuck, the best thing is to ask for help from the professionals.

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Old 11.03.2011, 22:53
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ditto, i have a lot of time on my hands and when i'm not in lazy forum mode i am damn good at 'official' writing (hate to blow my own trumpet that's very un-australian of me), but if you need help with your cv please pm me
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