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Old 06.09.2011, 18:39
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Sorry Despina, I didn't mean to be too negative. I think I'm probably harder to place than someone who has a commercial law background and you'll almost certainly have better luck than I have using recruiters.
No worries! I am not disappointed yet. I know it's hard and I have already braced myself for a long job finding process. It's just sad, that Law studies are considered to be tip-top, but once you are out of your home country, it feels like it was all pointless. Too bad I didn't have the brain for science hehehe! But hey, we'll get it at some point!
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Welcome to the forum

Fellow Greek here

I don't know much about the legal field, but you mentioned you would be interested in working as a proofreader / translator etc. You could try Lawtank (http://www.lawtank.ch), a legal translation agency led by a lawyer. If you visit their website and browse through you'll get all the info you need.

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Old 06.09.2011, 19:13
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Welcome to the forum

Fellow Greek here

I don't know much about the legal field, but you mentioned you would be interested in working as a proofreader / translator etc. You could try Lawtank (http://www.lawtank.ch), a legal translation agency led by a lawyer. If you visit their website and browse through you'll get all the info you need.

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Hey Eliana,

what brought you to Switzerland? Thanks for the tip!
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I went through alec alan and almost got an offer from Ralph Lauren but it was a six month position and ended up taking another position for another company through a different recruiter.

To be honest, it doesnt matter if you dont speak a word of french or german. you will be either working in english at an international law firm or working in-house in an international company. even though most of the job descriptions say frech or german (aswell as english) they take on the best candidate as long as they speak good english. this is what various legal recruiters told me. i dont speak a word of french or german. (not that im proud of that!)

If your thinking about legal translating, I should go for a paralegal position, you would have more luck there and depending on your luck, you could get a workload of up to 80% legal which is not bad bearing in mind i still have to do my own photocopies

As i said, not joking, 30 cv's a day, and in two or three months you'll be working.

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I went through alec alan and almost got an offer from Ralph Lauren
I've seen this ad! It comes up again and again, I missed the last one unfortunately!

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As i said, not joking, 30 cv's a day, and in two or three months you'll be working.
Hehe! Thanks for the tip! I've been a little reluctant to go for "mass applications" at first, coz I wanted to check the market's reaction to my qualifications, but it seems that your idea is the best way to deal with it. I am already working on it! I'll keep the forum posted!
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What brought us here... Well, we visited Swiss friends last year and loved the place... The rest is history. Making it work for us (finding a job, getting permits and all that) was not a walk in the park... but it was not impossible either. It was a nice adventure and we gained precious knowledge. Our dauther is really happy to be here :-)
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Our dauther is really happy to be here :-)
Sorry for the typo... It should read "daughter"
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What brought us here... Well, we visited Swiss friends last year and loved the place... The rest is history. Making it work for us (finding a job, getting permits and all that) was not a walk in the park... but it was not impossible either. It was a nice adventure and we gained precious knowledge. Our dauther is really happy to be here :-)
That's great!! I am happy you made it that fast! I have friends here too, who did the same almost 5 years ago. Not in my wildest dreams had I ever thought back then, I would be in the same situation some years later!
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