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Re: Finding a job in Finance as a recent graduate

The Work market can be tough in Switzerland
-myself: 9 years ago, found after 1-2 months a new job. basically luck and help from above, because my profile was matching many job descriptions but being constantly rejected. I cannot see any perspective after the age of 50.
-desktop publishing: very experienced specialist, found job after 5 years. (miracle)
-fresh master graduate, music, studied in CH 2xmasters: only occasional projects. all the jobs are being taken by locals. looking forward to another 4-5 years of studies but this time in IT.
-technical manager, 50Y, tried to find job, after a few years gave up and went back to home country

Think about how much time do you really want to invest and if the outcome will make you happy.
and weigh carefully Italy vs Switzerland as well as the social support circle that you may have or may not have in ZH
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Finding a job in Zurich from abroad?

Hi I keep reading in this forum about some of you guys getting job offers in Zurich (and comparing them to other offers elsewhere)


The question is, how did you get the offers while living abroad? was the job offer served to you on a golden plate, or did you proactively searched from abroad?


In the latter case, how did you manage the application process, particularly if you were already employed abroad? How did you manage the interviews? Did you only have phone/video interviews, or did you have to actually travel to Zurich for an interview in person?


Thank you in advance for your replies.
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There is a good one for motivation.
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Hi I keep reading in this forum about some of you guys getting job offers in Zurich (and comparing them to other offers elsewhere)


The question is, how did you get the offers while living abroad? was the job offer served to you on a golden plate, or did you proactively searched from abroad?


In the latter case, how did you manage the application process, particularly if you were already employed abroad? How did you manage the interviews? Did you only have phone/video interviews, or did you have to actually travel to Zurich for an interview in person?


Thank you in advance for your replies.
As said , almost nobody gets a job on a golden plate.....

Search, network, ask around, work on your LinkedIn profile and yes, you can do skype interviews (I was flown in for interviews)

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As said , almost nobody gets a job on a golden plate.....

Search, network, ask around, work on your LinkedIn profile and yes, you can do skype interviews (I was flown in for interviews)

Were you still employed abroad when you did the interviews in ZH. What did you tell your then boss and colleagues, when you took time off to fly to Zurich for the interview?
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Old 25.06.2019, 11:10
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Were you still employed abroad when you did the interviews in ZH. What did you tell your then boss and colleagues, when you took time off to fly to Zurich for the interview?

As to the first question: yes.


As to the second: ??? Whyever should I inform my boss on that?



Take a day off!
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Well don't you have to give a reason for taking days off?
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Well don't you have to give a reason for taking days off?
No, of course you don’t. Book it as annual leave and it is none of their business why you want the time off.
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Hi I keep reading in this forum about some of you guys getting job offers in Zurich (and comparing them to other offers elsewhere)


The question is, how did you get the offers while living abroad? was the job offer served to you on a golden plate, or did you proactively searched from abroad?


In the latter case, how did you manage the application process, particularly if you were already employed abroad? How did you manage the interviews? Did you only have phone/video interviews, or did you have to actually travel to Zurich for an interview in person?


Thank you in advance for your replies.
Hi

While living abroad?
I have applied for 100+ jobs during 3-4 months. Being constantly rejected.
After that I landed a temp job for 4 months with possibility of extension.
Only that I did not know that the company was bankrupt.
No golden plate so far.
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-fresh master graduate, MUSIC, studied in CH 2xmasters: only occasional projects. all the jobs are being taken by locals.
What music did he study? If he specialized if he studied classical (and in particular my top 3: J.S. Bach, Brahms and Schubert) then they did wrong in not hiring him.



On the other hand if he studied any non-classical music (e.g. Jazz, Rock, Pop...) then I would reject him as well!
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What music did he study? If he specialized if he studied classical (and in particular my top 3: J.S. Bach, Brahms and Schubert) then they did wrong in not hiring him.



On the other hand if he studied any non-classical music (e.g. Jazz, Rock, Pop...) then I would reject him as well!



??


I´m a linguist working in Finance. You can do a lot of other/different things if you set your mind to it, you need the willpower to do it, irrelevant of what you studied.
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Re: Finding a job in Finance as a recent graduate

@Roegner. Just kidding, It's just that classical music is superior than contemporary musical genre. So if I had to hire a music graduate, I would only hire him/her if he/she shares my view on music.
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@Roegner. Just kidding, It's just that classical music is superior than contemporary musical genre. So if I had to hire a music graduate, I would only hire him/her if he/she shares my view on music.
Then you could miss out on a lot of good people.
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Re: Finding a job in Finance as a recent graduate

It has nothing to do with the music genre.
It is so that locals and people with networks are preferred to be selected as best matches for the free positions. It happens that in some fields of activity, such as in music, the jobs are only formally published, but it is clear from the beginning who is favoured for the job.
Basically this happens everywhere where many candidates apply for few jobs.
And not only in Switzerland.
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In the latter case, how did you manage the application process, particularly if you were already employed abroad? How did you manage the interviews? Did you only have phone/video interviews, or did you have to actually travel to Zurich for an interview in person?


Thank you in advance for your replies.
Five years ago I lived in Vienna. My job there was not stable enough, so I started to look around. I found an interesting opportunity on monster.ch, I applied for it.

I had two skype interviews (1st one with HR, 2nd one with some experts) the third one was a personal interview here in ZH with the VP of the department. Of course the trip was financed by the company. This interview was successful, the last step was a short skype interview with a big boss in London.
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