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In serious need of a job. Tips anyone?

Hello everyone,

I'm a norwegian organizational psychology graduate who moved to Zürich to live with my boyfriend and start my career.

I'm looking for a job inside HR or recruitment, but I'm also open for sales jobs since I've been working with mens fashoion for over three years. My main problem is that I don't speak german fluently, so I'm looking for a job where I can speak english at work.

So my questions to you all is as following;

1) Do you know which retail companies who has their head office located around the Zürich area?

2) Do you know about any recruitement agencies who are international and use english as their main language at work?

3) Are any of you a head hunter who's actually looking for someone like me?

Thanks for all answers.
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Old 09.09.2011, 14:12
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Re: In serious need of a job. Tips anyone?

Welcome to EF.

I am afraid this might not be the very best place to start a job search. Have you tried the usual route already, e.g. sending CVs to multinational firms, uploading your CV to online headhunters (such as experteer.ch or karriere.ch), networking with friends (don't know how long you've been here already), acquaintances, boyfriend's colleagues, etc ?
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Re: In serious need of a job. Tips anyone?

Hey Caleb!

Thank you for answering. Im trying that too. I wrote this just to get some tips from people who maybe have lived here a little longer than myself. I just give everything a try :-)

Have good day!
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Re: In serious need of a job. Tips anyone?

Hi,

The British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (where I work) holds an informal networking event in a pub once a month in Zurich.

Everyone speaks English, it is sponsored by Nordea bank so there are usually a few Scandinavians there and it offers a good opportunity to meet people from lots of different industries.

The next one isn't until the beginning of October but let me know if you are interested and I can send you the details.

Good luck!
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Re: In serious need of a job. Tips anyone?

Hi
I would be interested in attending this - would you mind PM'ing me the details?
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Re: In serious need of a job. Tips anyone?

Hello,

The next one is on Monday 10th October in the James Joyce Pub. We are there from 5:30pm on the left hand side when you come in.

There are usually between 15 - 30 people attending.

Hope to see you there!

Fiona
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Re: In serious need of a job. Tips anyone?

Thank you so much for the tip! I will definitely be there!

Cheers
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Hello,

The next one is on Monday 10th October in the James Joyce Pub. We are there from 5:30pm on the left hand side when you come in.

There are usually between 15 - 30 people attending.

Hope to see you there!

Fiona
Hi Fiona, is this open to all or is it by invitation? A friend in Zurich might be interested and hence this question. Thanks.
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Hello,

The next one is on Monday 10th October

Hope to see you there!

Fiona
I would like to attend, but will be abroad. Am I welcome on the next one?

Thanks,
Marcel.
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Old 11.09.2011, 21:56
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Re: In serious need of a job. Tips anyone?

Hi,

As many i once had the same issue.. little or no german lingo, and seeking for english speaking jobs or / and help.

I have composed a list with 40+ websites of recruitment offices and companies that speak ,look for or hire english speaking staff.

You can find it here.

I wish you good luck with the job hunt, and all the best in Switzerland.

Joey
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Re: In serious need of a job. Tips anyone?

Hi,

The monthly drinks are open to everyone.

If you would like an email reminder just PM me with your email address and I can add your to the BSCC distribution list.

Look forward to seeing some new faces!

Fiona
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