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Old 30.12.2018, 20:18
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Finding a new role in zurich

Going to try to keep this short .

I arrived in Zurich last October to a tech job at a start up. I received a permit B valid for 5 years.
I quit my job in July.
The money was fine but i wasn't doing what I was told id be doing and the ambience of the office was completely horrid. People would get fired on a whim and turn over was high. Morale was just awful. At the beginning of the year 12 people were fired after new year.

I went travelling for a while and im back in Zurich to find a new job currently staying at an airbnb for the last 2 months. I have been looking at roles on indeed for a while now and brushing up my CV. I have had interviews and 1 offer but I couldn't bring myself to accepted a role at a place id know id be miserable plus the money was just awful.

I have been applying to roles at UBS but so face no success. I just had a friend at Goldman Sachs in London review my cv.

If anyone here would like to critique Feel free (especially if you are in the HR racket): https://bit.ly/2EWN0r9.
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Old 30.12.2018, 20:38
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Re: Finding a new role in zurich

Hi Beaner,

I think you should put your skills at the top of your CV. I would also add what level of experience you have with each software.

This could help too:

https://www.experis.ch/blogs/can-t-l...10-71091915809

Good luck and hope you find a new job soon.

January is tough though so you may have to be patient...
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Old 30.12.2018, 20:45
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Re: Finding a new role in zurich

Just re UBS, it may be easier to land a job via a specialized IT recruitment agency as the company quoted above; usually banks are less picky when it comes to hiring contractors as they need someone ASAP.

Then once you work as a contractor, build a solid network within the bank and it will definitely be a big plus to land a permanent job.

Hope this helps.
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Hi Beaner,

I think you should put your skills at the top of your CV. I would also add what level of experience you have with each software.

This could help too:

https://www.experis.ch/blogs/can-t-l...10-71091915809

Good luck and hope you find a new job soon.

January is tough though so you may have to be patient...
Thank you !
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Just re UBS, it may be easier to land a job via a specialized IT recruitment agency as the company quoted above; usually banks are less picky when it comes to hiring contractors as they need someone ASAP.

Then once you work as a contractor, build a solid network within the bank and it will definitely be a big plus to land a permanent job.

Hope this helps.
Can you give me a name of a contractor?
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Re: Finding a new role in zurich

Just a quick update. I got an email yesterday inviting me to do a cultural appraisal test online with UBS. Just completed it this morning.

Anyone here have any experience with this and perhaps a timeline?


############
Dear,

Thank you for completing our cultural questionnaire.
Hopefully it gave you a brief insight of what you might experience at UBS.
We’ll be in touch soon about potential next steps.

Thank you,

UBS recruiting team
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Re: Finding a new role in zurich

Probably just waste of time....


https://www.asktheheadhunter.com/790...o-an-interview
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Just a quick update. I got an email yesterday inviting me to do a cultural appraisal test online with UBS. Just completed it this morning.

Anyone here have any experience with this and perhaps a timeline?


############
Dear,

Thank you for completing our cultural questionnaire.
Hopefully it gave you a brief insight of what you might experience at UBS.
We’ll be in touch soon about potential next steps.

Thank you,

UBS recruiting team
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Such tests should be forbidden by the law. Some silly formula will analyze your answer word by word and judge Yes or No. Not to mention that the message is a real BS, it really means what you might experience...

I've agreed to such tests only twice in my life, both times it didn't work out. I learned by experience that when cultural tests, HR assessment, or whatever useless interview is put in place it is only to find out whether you are easy to manipulate so you'd never complain about the lack of opportunities, being treated unfairly, etc.
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Such tests should be forbidden by the law. Some silly formula will analyze your answer word by word and judge Yes or No. Not to mention that the message is a real BS, it really means what you might experience...

I've agreed to such tests only twice in my life, both times it didn't work out. I learned by experience that when cultural tests, HR assessment, or whatever useless interview is put in place it is only to find out whether you are easy to manipulate so you'd never complain about the lack of opportunities, being treated unfairly, etc.
My old man said the same. However for 2 other roles in my work history I have had to do such tests and ended up getting the job. So I guess its a toss up.
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