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How is the tech industry job market in Switzerland

Hello all,

My partner is moving to Switzerland soon and hoping to find a job in tech industry (software engineering). She has 2.5 years of industry experience. I have a few questions about finding a job here (Zürich) in tech.

- How good/bad is the tech industry job market here?
- Do companies here prefer local over foreign candidates (also I'm here on a B permit, so being my dependent I'm assuming that she would not need a B permit and she can work with my permit status, is that correct?)
- Also any general advices for someone looking for job in tech? 🙂

Apologies if this is not the correct sub-forum to ask this question.

Thanks!
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Old 31.07.2020, 11:33
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No idea on the engineering business but your partner definitely needs her own permit. Is she from the EU?
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No idea on the engineering business but your partner definitely needs her own permit. Is she from the EU?
No she is from India (and so am I, with a B permit)
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No she is from India (and so am I, with a B permit)

Then you need to apply for family reunification. Check the forum, a lot of information has been given on this subject.
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- How good/bad is the tech industry job market here?
It's bad in my experience. After 5 technical interviews with local companies I got zero offers. Not really sure if it was due to COVID or just the normal state of affairs. Went to google instead, getting a job there turned out to be easier.
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Two years ago I had a wonderful Credit Suisse project, I really liked it, unfortunately they fired me due to cost-cut. I needed 6 months to find another job, i sent out 90-100 applications and I had 10 interviews. I have around 20 years of exeprience, references form both of the big swiss banks, lots of certs from IT and banking... fluency in German as well...it is very-very difficult now.
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