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Old 24.03.2012, 22:42
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Moving to Switzerland in 1 year

Hello, I would like to move to Zurich in a year. I am a 24 years old software developer with almost 4 years experience. I worked in Java for 3 years and in the last months with Python.
I want to ask you guys if you wanted to move to Zurich in one year, profesionally, what would be your strategy ? What new skills to learn, etc. ?

What would you do ?
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Old 25.03.2012, 12:43
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Re: Moving to Switzerland in 1 year

hello Ativals, i am the same age like you, and also similar experience (1 year java development, 2 years sql development, some own python projects, and another students jobs).

here i am actually working as a python developer + some embedded software development in very very small company. maybe you can also look for some small ones - there you can find more familiar approach, which could be really helpful while being first months here.

there are plenty of such small companies which needs some developer guy to cover their IT needs (i think so). what is definitely true (and as also my boss told me) you 'll get lover salary as in enterprise world, but also you can have more freedom (comparing to my home country where i used to work for "big names" i found very nice to have free choice of technology and task priorities).

as soon as you are here, you can get in touch with all big companies and comparing.

what you should except in this "small business enviroment", is maybe more types of work, and maybe also some not-IT work (i spend 5 - 10% of time doing things, which just need to be done, but dosen't have anything to do with IT)

and as i am reading this forum, in small company, i am much more sure about the fact i'll be not fired tomorrow as in big companies - but again i have much more lover salary, than these people, so you have to know, what is better for you.

regarding technology - if you love python (i am hope so ), there are not that many jobs as in java (try to compare results on jobs.ch) in zurich, but i 'll definitely never want go back to java.
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