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Old 09.11.2020, 14:58
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Anyone here working in HR?


Is anyone here working in HR as a non-native French speaker?

I am currently changing my career path, so I've just passed my Swiss HR qualification, and I'm now looking for internships/jobs.

My mother tongue is neither French nor English. Nevertheless, I have a b2/c1 level of French and c1/c2 of English and my mother tongue is another popular European language.

I just wanted to hear your experience/advice about working in HR in la Suisse Romande as a foreigner and what advice would you give someone trying to enter the industry now. How do you find internships/entry-level jobs?

Also, is not being an English/French native speaker an obstacle to work in HR here in CH?

It all just seems so overwhelming and depressing when searching for opportunities on job portals/Linkedin.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post.
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Old 09.11.2020, 18:35
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Re: Anyone here working in HR?

Hello there,

I don't work in HR, but work closely with people who do.

In the larger multinational companies/corporations, you will most likely have a better chance at finding spots where the main language spoken is English. Networking is the best way to get your foot in the door...or perhaps a qualified job coach can help with that too.

How is your French? If it is fairly fluent, I believe you would have a good chance. Working in HR, you do need to speak the local language since you might have to work with local authorities and applicants.

Good luck! Hope you have a successful future ahead. All the best!
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