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Why Cant My Swiss Husband Get a Job Here?

My Swiss husband migrated to Australia twelve years ago.We were married on the Gold Coast. He found it very hard to find a job in the corporate arena in the field he was trained and worked in back in Zurich.He had been working in Accounts and Booking Keeping in Insurance and Banking.After a few years of working in catering, he eventually secured a position back in Accounting.We had to return due to Family Illness.We have been in Zurich for three months he has Registered with several Employment Agencies, and applied for a few positions through this Forum. he has been told he does not have enough experience in this Country!!! Can you believe that?. He speaks fluent German/Swiss, and his Spoken and Written English is even better than mine!!. Does anyone have any CONSTRUCTIVE ADVICE?. that would be great.
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Re: Why Cant My Swiss Husband Get a Job Here?

Maybe he is not supplying enough information: he has to sell himself, and maybe stress that he would be willing to start at a lower salary? He should also take a relevant training course, to show that he is up to date with the working environment.

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Old 16.03.2011, 15:43
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his Spoken and Written English is even better than mine!!.
Not a great benchmark by the looks of things.

The key to a lot of job applications is "relevent experience" - 12 years working as an accountant in catering - might not help getting a roll in say Product/Financial control in a bank.

The likes of Swisslinx and Stamford are well respected - it might be worth speaking (face to face) with them.
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Re: Why Cant My Swiss Husband Get a Job Here?

Three months is not really that long in searching here in Switzerland. Give it more time and check the CV is in order.
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Re: Why Cant My Swiss Husband Get a Job Here?

network, network, network...

And get a local person who knows about this stuff to check his CV, and work on a brilliant covering letter to match his circumstances and the local job market...

and apply lots and everywhere, but you have to personalise your application for each situation...
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Re: Why Cant My Swiss Husband Get a Job Here?

There is a lot of age disrimination here in Switzerland. Is he by chance over 40?

I received a lot of "no's" when I was applying for jobs because I was "overqualified", i.e. too old.

Good luck!
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