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Sending out prospective CVs - Is this ok in Switzerland?

Hi,

I'm basically thinking of sending my CV + Cover letter to media agencies in Zurich asking for entry level jobs/internships in social media/marketing.
Is this customary in Switzerland? It's fairly standard practice in England to send out your CV or to contact companies even if they don't have any vacancies advertised.

I just want to know if it's ok to do that in Switzerland or whether it is a horrible faux pas.
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Re: Sending out prospective CVs - Is this ok in Switzerland?

We regularly get such CVs sent in and our HR will pass them on to a manager who may be interested in the profile, even if an actual vacancy doesn't exist.
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Re: Sending out prospective CVs - Is this ok in Switzerland?

Spontaneous CVs are welcome here.

For tips, see:

http://www.manpower.ch/en/advice/the...e-striking-cv/

and a PDF in DE

http://www.hobsons.ch/de/publikation...wirtschaft.pdf
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Re: Sending out prospective CVs - Is this ok in Switzerland?

Its how i was offered a job in switzerland. well offered 2 actually. i targeted several companies and hey presto.
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Re: Sending out prospective CVs - Is this ok in Switzerland?

It's a bit hit and miss but we have recruited people via a speculative CV. One actually saved us a packet in advertising / agency charges because it was a direct application and their timing was spot-on.

Turned out to be a brill recruit, too!

There are plenty of places that will chuck it in the bin, too, but don't be disheartened.
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Re: Sending out prospective CVs - Is this ok in Switzerland?

Thanks for the replies! My CV might just be on its way to a company near you
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