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A 23 y.o. and the IT sector in Switzerland

Hi all,

Iím a student who is seriously thinking of going into Switzerland. Iím at the 5th year of the Master Degree in Computer Science in Italy and Iím 23 now. After these studies, I want to get a nice job which will satisfies me: why not, also for the wage!

So Iím looking for information about Switzerland and the Swiss IT market. Which is the situation? In particular I have some question:
1)How many chanches can have an Italian student without experience and with a Master Degree in Computer Science (on time and ďcum laudeĒ)?
2)Are all the languages (in particular French and German) strictly required for the IT market?
3)Which is the ďminimum wageĒ in the IT market? Ad which is the minimum wage needed to live in Switzerland?
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Re: A 23 y.o. and the IT sector in Switzerland

Hello newcomer. I think people will be more likely to help out if you drop a few lines about yourself in the intro. We are not an HR agency, nor a job board, really.

As an IT specialist, you will also find using our search function easy, I am sure. There is a whole wealth of info on your question in our archive, people might be coming with updated data, too.

Thanks and good luck with your quest.
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Learn German and French
Go and see on jobs.ch or similar, start applying. Only in this way you'll see what skills are in demand and what they're currently worth. All other information - use the search function of this forum or google to find answers - your question was asked here many times before.
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Re: A 23 y.o. and the IT sector in Switzerland

OK you could look at these two job sites.

http://jobsuche.monster.ch/Durchsuchen/ Stichwort: IT

http://www.jobs.ch/en/ search for IT

and you need to join Linked-in, http://ch.linkedin.com/

Try and avoid taking jobs in Zurich and Geneva the living situation is very difficult there. Are you bringing your mother?
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Are you bringing your mother?
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omg no of course! :P

Thanks for the info
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Re: A 23 y.o. and the IT sector in Switzerland

Hi there, firstly I'd suggest you improve your English, at least in writing before thinking to go and work abroad.
Then, I'd say chances are good for all EU first class citizens, so being an Italian you qualify as such.
Wages can't be seen, as you might know, in absolute terms but it all depends how you your life style is. By the way, the IT job market climate is quite gloomy now, so you might have to fight with hundreds of other well qualified applicants, but that doesn't mean you can't make it.
I reckon, German would be more than an advantage for a fresh graduate, usually you can get away with it if you've got some skills which are find to find in the current job market.

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Yes, even around here!

(Even moreso than English)

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