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Old 17.02.2016, 06:40
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Re: English speaking jobs in Basel area, advice re Recruitment Agencies please.

Over 50, not a chance in hell, especially in the printing industry, sales or otherwise.
A job as print seller in CH?
The print market in CH is very small compared to other countries and because it is so damn expensive to print anything in CH there is not a lot of international print export going on where you could get by with only english.
Perhaps better to try going over one of the large companies like AGFA, or KODAK etc.
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Old 17.02.2016, 07:57
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Possibly it's one of the advantages of offshoring. There are no youngsters onshore - all junior jobs have been outsourced, so there is no path. When onshore people are needed, it has to be oldsters.
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Possibly it's one of the advantages of offshoring. There are no youngsters onshore - all junior jobs have been outsourced, so there is no path. When onshore people are needed, it has to be oldsters.
Not really, when "onshorers" are needed there is much a´wailing and a´gnasching of teeth for the politicians to do something, and when politicians say, like: "hire older people" the are all like: "Boh, nah, too expensive, we will have to make do!"

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Re: Print selling - Switzerland

Hi Terry,
I was actually approached (late last year, whilst networking) by someone exactly looking for a print seller. Please PM me, and I will relay the details (business cards are wonderful things).
Best, DBV.
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Re: English speaking jobs in Basel area, advice re Recruitment Agencies please.

Here is a beautiful example whats on the market
International Chief Purchaser/Product Manager:
Must speak Slovakian/english/Turkish/German and Tschechian(at least basic knowledge in german and english, the others good to exellent) !!!

Holy crap! Do they think somebody in Switzerland does speak this combination ??

http://jobsucher.jobagent.ch/m/singl...2zGw7dxl1VQpRc
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Old 17.02.2016, 14:29
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Here is a beautiful example whats on the market
International Chief Purchaser/Product Manager:
Must speak Slovakian/english/Turkish/German and Tschechian(at least basic knowledge in german and english, the others good to exellent) !!!

Holy crap! Do they think somebody in Switzerland does speak this combination ??

http://jobsucher.jobagent.ch/m/singl...2zGw7dxl1VQpRc



An ex-colleague of mine does - and about 5 other languages besides. She's busy teaching MFL to teenagers somewhere in Cheshire I believe.




OP - have you tried some of the agencies in Basel? Adecco may be able to help? I've heard, anyway, I've not used them personally. Two friends have.
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Re: English speaking jobs in Basel area, advice re Recruitment Agencies please.

The agency in basel are not pretty helpful, to only one where
i have been to a conversation, was vinci personal.
It was a good conversation, but in the end i did not make it, because
the position was given to somebody with better conncetions to the real company who was hiring(Bayer).
The other agencies(i tried universal job, randstad, adecco, kelly) are not really interested, because most of my knowledge is in the hospitality sector and here
in basel, there are not many jobs in this sector. I have been a manager and
chief steward in a hotel and a chief steward in a university hospital.
The other problem is , that i am 47 years of age and most openings are searching only people up to 35 years (hospitality).
The hospitality sector in switzerland was hit hard by the recent crises.
The hospitality sector is looking for young people(under 35), with a certificate of renowed ecole de hotelerie , don't
care about the hours they work or the payment and are willing to do
everything, even when his own dignity would be offended.
I have very good Knowledge in HACCP/ISO/EFQM as well as ERP Systems like
Navision/SAP.
I am happy with every job(i don't care about sunday or national holiday, night work is ok as well).
I did Warehousing(Duty Free for example) and Security (OpenAirs).
Beginnig of March i will be a Security of one month at the Fair.
Most important this the money have to be right(at least 25 sfr per hour).
I don't care if i have to work 14 hours a day.

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Old 17.02.2016, 17:45
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If you are over 50 , there are not many options in the jobmarket, so you have
to stay (even when bad things happen). It is a problem in europe, not switzerland.
I believe the interviewee was sent by the RAV, when you look for example at jobs.ch
I found only 2 Jobs where you can be up to 60 years of age, a call center agent
and a dog handler for a security company.
In my job search I have not found age limits mentioned in ads. Certainly if it's an entry level position they will take someone younger. I'm not saying ageism doesn't exist, just that I do see ads with age limits.


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Hi Terry,
I was actually approached (late last year, whilst networking) by someone exactly looking for a print seller. Please PM me, and I will relay the details (business cards are wonderful things).
Best, DBV.
The beauty of networking!
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In my job search I have not found age limits mentioned in ads. Certainly if it's an entry level position they will take someone younger. I'm not saying ageism doesn't exist, just that I do see ads with age limits.

The beauty of networking!
To find age ranges in advertised jobs, try this:

Type in "alter " at Jobs.ch and hit enter.

After filtering out the jobs at senior citizen homes, which contain the word "alter", listings like these might be discovered:

"Alter bis 45 Jahre"

https://www.manpower.ch/de/jobs/jobs_ch/ref/180880-9-1

"Alter ca. 22 - 40 Jahre"

https://www.manpower.ch/de/jobs/jobs...3865-142623-42

PM-Assistent/-in
"Alter: 24 - 28 Jahre"

Assistent/-in Einkauf
"Alter: 22 - 30 Jahre

http://www.jobs.ch/de/job/Marketing-...6794352/41/1/0
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Re: English speaking jobs in Basel area, advice re Recruitment Agencies please.

Forgive my late reply, gmail decided to block the email alerts.. Every thing below rings very true, in that without fluent Swiss/German I wasn't even being considered, so I've upped the amount of lessons i'm having & pushed back the move date ever so slightly, though still very much focused on the move & this is the year - should update my username to TerryBasel2016 GOOD LUCK!
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To find age ranges in advertised jobs, try this:

Type in "alter " at Jobs.ch and hit enter.

After filtering out the jobs at senior citizen homes, which contain the word "alter", listings like these might be discovered:

"Alter bis 45 Jahre"

https://www.manpower.ch/de/jobs/jobs_ch/ref/180880-9-1

"Alter ca. 22 - 40 Jahre"

https://www.manpower.ch/de/jobs/jobs...3865-142623-42

PM-Assistent/-in
"Alter: 24 - 28 Jahre"

Assistent/-in Einkauf
"Alter: 22 - 30 Jahre

http://www.jobs.ch/de/job/Marketing-...6794352/41/1/0
I'm not saying they don't exist. I'm saying that the jobs that I'm looking at don't have them.

It's certainly not unusual to have a limit for an assistant job even if not written.

I wouldn't hire someone with lots of experience for a Marketing Experience. They would most likely be bored out of their mind.
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