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b) why Switzerland is on the radar in the first place when there are more obvious and maybe easier choices.
This part at least should be obvious even to you. Difficult though Switzerland may be to get into, the political system is fair and as democratic as it gets, the are politically neutral and have no enemies, the landscape is beautiful, and the quality of life is overall pretty much second to none.

If I wasn't here I would want to come here too.
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This part at least should be obvious even to you. Difficult though Switzerland may be to get into, the political system is fair and as democratic as it gets, the are politically neutral and have no enemies, the landscape is beautiful, and the quality of life is overall pretty much second to none.
It's all very well being democratic, but that's irrelevant if you don't have the vote. And yes, being neutral, Switzerland has no enemies. And no friends either.

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It's all very well being democratic, but that's irrelevant if you don't have the vote. And yes, being neutral, Switzerland has no enemies. And no friends either.

Me too.
How is it even remotely irrelevant if you don't have the vote? Their democratic system shapes the society we live in and I (and I would hope everyone else) take comfort from the knowledge that I do live in such an environment. My aspiration is to have Swiss nationality, so I fully intend to be part of that voting system in future.
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Thanks for the comments! Really appreciate it.
Will try to make less controversial jokes in the future. It was not my intent to rile anyone up.

And yes, Switzerland is amazingly pretty.
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It was not my intent to rile anyone up.
Donít worry. Itís pretty easy to do in these parts; some people simply invest too much emotion into a text-only internet messaging board.
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Ok, as others stated from the info you provided it will likely be a challenge for him with that skill set and the fact that he is not already living in Switzerland. But it's worth having him start looking on his own by contacting some recruiters and looking at job boards to see what is out there and which jobs require English with German as a nice to have.
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Decades, actually.

It hasn't gotten harder for non-EU, rather it got easier for EU after FMOP was accepted, it used to be as hard for them as non-EU.

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Legally not but indirectly it probably has. Rather than prove there is no qualified and available Swiss candidate for the same job you now have to show there is no Swiss or EU candidate. Vastly increases the potential pool.

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....But unless he works for an "international company" (read: highly toxic work environment.. )
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