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Hi, i'm Bruno, 41 y.o. , i'm a Swiss citizen but never lived there so far, i'm now relocating there, i didn't graduate at uni, most of my working experiences won't be considered so let's say i'm starting from zero, i've read a post in here, " unskilled workers".....Guess i'll end up leaving a c.v. in every restaurants, stores, shops...
Does it appear to be that hard because i'm still not "on land" or would it be pretty much as hard as?
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Re: door to door c.v.

Welcome to the forum and soon to Switzerland.

Do you speak a Swiss language? If not, then you're going to find it hard to find a job here as an unskilled person. Restaurants, shops, etc, are going to be looking for people who speak one or more Swiss language so they can communicate with their customers.

This guide may help you find what help you can get once you're back here.

https://www.eda.admin.ch/publikation...itzerland.html

Also this has some useful links.

http://www.aso.ch/files/webcontent/r..._with_logo.pdf

These may help too:

http://www.eures.ch/en/jobsch/return/

https://www.englishforum.ch/employme...fications.html

It's not going to be easy, even if you do speak one of the languages, but it's also not impossible.
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Re: door to door c.v.

Hi Medea, thank you for replying and adding these links, i'll look at that right now, but, i know all i deserve is an orientation speech with consultants...i'm a native Italian speaker, i lived abroad many times, since i was an adolescent, at the moment i can only read French a bit, it won't take long to learn it properly.
I worked last 15 years roughly as if i were graduate in engineering, automotive sector, most of my duties dealth with lpg and cng injection, i'd say in Swisse there are more baseball stadiums then lpg cars
Rather then ending up dishwashing or playing guitar in the streets i'd like to candidate myself to some "operative a-like" jobs, production, assembly, machinery....i said i didn't graduate, but it's just the "piece of paper" missing, i developed a huge experience and still improving, moving forward....

I'm sure i've bored you more then what i should have done, i appreciated your help, thank you again,
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Re: door to door c.v.

Well, if you move to Ticino you'll have no problems with the language so that would help in finding a job. Check the links and also have a look at these websites for more job possibilities.

www.jobs.ch
www.jobup.ch
www.monster.ch

Bear in mind that the Swiss do like their university degrees though so you made need to make more effort when job hunting. Maybe yes, visit a few garages/factories and see if the personal touch will help get your foot in the door.

There are a few lpg cars around, but frankly electric seems to be more popular, especially Teslas.
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Re: door to door c.v.

I would try to find something in Ticino as well, so language will not be an issue. You could go door to door at machine and automotive companies, and I do think you will find something. Use the support you can get from the employment offices in sprucing up your resume and tailoring your CV to those jobs, As a returning Swiss, if you have been employed in the country where you are currently residing, you may even qualify for some unemployment insurance. Make sure you bring proof of employment with you. If you are willing to take training, sometimes courses are available that you can do on the side while working to get those all important papers. When I returned a few years ago (same age as you), it took me about a year to figure out where I could fit in with my employment and education history from overseas. I am now almost finished with teacher education, but have been working part time at a school since starting the courses, even though I did not yet have the papers. I was hired based on my experience. So there are employers willing to take chance on experience. Make sure you bring any written references you have, these are important. Good Luck!
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Re: door to door c.v.

Bruno, do you hail from Bari, Italy?
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If i'll relocate there it won't be for economical reasons, it'd rather be for personal issues, childish things i should had never pay attention at all.
Plan has never been seeking for "chomage", but making sure, i'm dealing with these kind of questions: how do i rent a place if i'm not working and never worked in Swisse? How do i start working if i don't dwell anywhere there around and never did? How do i open a bank account if i'm not on neither of the above?

So, just for the laugh, what kind of permission do i need to play music on sidewalks... either squares...?

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Oh boy, they're going to love your accent in Ticino!

My advice is, to possibly look up Italian restaurants or Italian run companies in the German part who usually employ low-skilled people and contact them directly.
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Re: door to door c.v.

@brunovola
If you have not already done so, I'd recommend you wade through the long thread started by another Swiss from abroad, about moving to Switzerland.
https://www.englishforum.ch/other-ge...moving-ch.html

Please don't be put off by the fact that the thread goes wobbly in some places. It still contains quite a lot of good advice.
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Re: door to door c.v.

I've read quite a bit, i'm not taking distance from anyone, it's just not the same case, between 1995 and 2005 i live more abroad then at home, last year plan was moving back to Ireland either Greece, where i still have some contacts, i could save time in both of places...

I must admit, if my only choice was to crawl the floor all the way to Swisse pretending to be maintained just because i'm alive, i'd so possibly be blitzed by the idea 20-25 years ago ( only kidding)

I'm just trying to don't make it to be a long and expensive vacation, mailing more postcards then job applications...
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