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Job Search..? [Hard to find a job without local language skills]

I have recently come to Switzerland in hope of a new life, in a wonderful country with a wonderful girl.
I have started to learn the native language, French, but I am finding it hard to find a job due to my lack of language knowledge. Can anyone shed some light on this situation?
Many Thanks,
Ross
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I have recently come to Switzerland in hope of a new life, in a wonderful country with a wonderful girl.
I have started to learn the native language, French, but I am finding it hard to find a job due to my lack of language knowledge. Can anyone shed some light on this situation?
Many Thanks,
Ross
Very unlikely view the meagre amount of information you have provided
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Re: Job Search..? [Hard to find a job without local language skills]

Usually one needs the language of the country to be functionally employed there. But if one does not understand the language, then do what a family member of mine did ........ become a labourer on a building site - till you understand and can speak.
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Re: Job Search..? [Hard to find a job without local language skills]

I never thought of that... but many thanks smoky, any start is a good start for me
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Re: Job Search..? [Hard to find a job without local language skills]

If you`re serious ..... go buy yourself some "building site" clothing from Landi`s - steel capped waterproof boots, etc, and then go round the sites, asking .

My son from SA, qualified in various fields, but no good without the language, did that. He learnt Swissgerman from work and mixing with the locals at the Stammtisch in pub . That made him realise how "dumb" one is perceived when one is unable to communicate!

The good news about that is he became qualified in building trade, which enabled him to improve his High German, which allowed him to study at University, and is now a Bauführer for a large international company.

.... and wishing he was back in the simple life ..... hahahaa.... ain`t life funny hey?!

But anyway, good luck to you, and may you find a path you are happy following.
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