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Old 24.10.2011, 19:42
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Finding a job in sales area


You have a great forum here. I feel lucky finding you.

So, I live in Greece, Athens and I work as a sales manager in a big telecommunication company (business sales). I work there for almost 5 years.

I am sure you are all familiar with the economic situation in Greece. That's why I'm looking to move to Switzerland and work there.

I am very experienced in sales and I'm sure I can get a great letter of recommendation from the Director of my division.

The problem is that I don't speak German. Do you think it's possible for me to find a job in Switzerland, in sales area, without speaking German? Do you have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance !
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Old 24.10.2011, 20:28
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Re: Finding a job in sales area

Hi nikc,

First of all, welcome to the forum

I'm sure there are jobs out there that don't require german, however, I am yet to see them. Do you have any other qualifications? A Masters in Business, or Marketing? Again, most jobs that I have seen in the Sales area either require this level of education, or German. As one is selling, one must be able to sell in the native language of the people/businesses they are selling to.

But, as I said, I'm sure they are out there. They just need to be available, & then you'll have to beat everyone else going for them :P
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Re: Finding a job in sales area


I think it is possible but it will depend on the market segment. If you are selling to businesses then you may find jobs where German (or French / Italian...remember there are three official languages over here!) is not strictly required.

However it is more and more difficult to find jobs in Switzerland, and the expectation is that it will get worse before it gets better.
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