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Old 09.03.2015, 20:28
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Re: Difficulty in finding employment as a returning Swiss expat

Yes, they can sometimes take a while to get back to you, the Swiss don't move quickly when hiring.

Have a look here too:

www.jobs.ch
www.jobup.ch

Most in German/French but you might find something that needs English.

Also try www.monster.co.uk for Swiss jobs. It is possible to change the location setting to Switzerland though it doesn't always want to give you the option. Just keep trying it and you'll get it eventually.
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Old 10.03.2015, 05:36
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Old 10.03.2015, 08:18
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I came back to Switzerland 2 months ago after living in the US for almost 7 years. From day 1, my first priority was to get a job in my field (Information Technology). I've sent out dozens of applications so far but I haven't been able to even land a phone interview!!! I'm really starting to depress...the reintegration is very difficult and the system doesnt seem to be flexible enough for returning expats. I've started to think about migrating to one of the emerging markets in South East Asia or Africa.
Two months is not a long time to look for a job. I know this is not the answer people want to hear, but it's what it is. Switzerland does NOT have a dynamic job market, but a very slow one. On top of that, it has a very high-skilled, competitive job market so whatever qualifications may make someone stand out in other countries often don't make them stand out here.

Also, what does "IT" mean exactly?
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