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need info as how to apply for jobs

hi everyone
i am sirisha this is my first message to the members in the forum.

i arrived zurich recently as a dependent with no work permit,know willing to work here. My husband works for a reputed company.
i have worked as lecturer for post graduate students(computer science) ,
i just need some info like
what is the basic process to apply for job?
how to update my CV according to swiss?

how can i post my CV and get calls and attend for interviews?
how can i obtain my work permit?

please give me relative info ...just guidance as how and where to start with the process.......

thank u all
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Old 21.06.2011, 16:28
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Re: need info as how to apply for jobs

1. First you need to build a CV. I advise you to look at this site, which has wonderful tips and a great skeleton:


2. After you put your CV together, you need to find a job

- check newspapers;
- check job agencies like ELITA or WORKMANAGEMENT;
- post your CV and profile in online sites in your field (for example monster.ch is very good for IT)
- etc;

3. Have your CV ready as a printed version and PDF just in case people contact you by email.

It is very useful to have a nice email to add on your CV and job application. Something not partypants@pr0n.com

4. If you apply directly, make a nice letter like (in German/French/Italian depending on where you live/apply):

Dear Sir/Madam,

I saw on NEWSPAPER X DATE HERE you are looking for a new JOB. I believe I am well qualified for this position because I AM AWESOME. Please take a look at my attached CV for more information.

Looking forward to hearing from you in the near future,

Sincerily yours,


5. Wait for a response (by email or job agency). If you get an interview, it is important to take you CV, look "presentable" and confident. They might ask you for credentials (like school or previous employers), so take them if you have them.

6. I take that, though you have no work permit, you do have a living permit, since you are dependent (or have I missunderstood?). Once you found someone willing to give you a work (it is important to mention on interviews you do not have a work permit yet!), they will take care of getting it for you. The whole shebbang can be read on other threads.

Good luck

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