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Seeking advice on my situation and also regarding recruitement agencies

Hello there,

I am new to the forum =D, I have read several posts on employment and I thank you all as I have learned a lot points which I was unaware of.

I would be very grateful if some of you can advise me on how to proceed in the following matter.

I am 22, a British citizen and have been in a relationship with a Swiss girlfriend who lives in Zurich. I am expected to get 2:1 in MENG Mechanical Engineering degree next summer 2013.

Her mother advised me to send CV with photo, Certificates and references to recruitment agencies and I contacted two of them...

2 agencies said that I should email them my CV on their website but didnt mention about sending Certificates or anything else.

Now....

1) Do I have to send my educational certificates , I didnt do well in A Level =( grade C's in Maths Chemistry Accounting ? I am not dumb, its just I did not studying well back then. I will get a 2.1 in my degree though.

2) The only experience I have in engineering is doing a project with SMR Automotive Mirrors and was able to reduce manufacturing cost using lean methodology.

3) In Zurich city, there are mostly finance/services related jobs, Will I have any chance as an fresh graduate engineer applying to these companies?

My Good Points - British Citizen, Engineering degree, Polite and humble and have place to stay in Zurich while job hunting, got a year to learn German.

Bad points - I have read a few posts and I know I am quite at disadvantage academically, competing against guys with PhD's, 2 Masters etc:

Please advise, how should I proceed?

Thank you
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Old 19.06.2012, 16:04
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Re: Seeking advice on my situation and also regarding recruitement agencies

just outside zurich you have a couple of huge ABB sites
http://www.abb.com/
website has a jobs section, apply direct even a section for grads
http://www.abb.com/cawp/abbzh253/38c...900469783.aspx
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