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Old 11.11.2020, 20:30
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I'm a mid-career worker and I've been unable to find work here since I moved to Switzerland about 2 years, having followed my Swiss husband.


My background is in the non-profit (NGO) sector, though I've also been applying for jobs in the for-profit world. But most jobs require C1 or C2 German proficiency (I'm B2, studying C1), as well as some French. I've been to the Zürich job/employment agency, and while they're very helpful, they don't have the expertise I need:

I'm looking for a career coach who can advise me on next steps. Does anyone have any recommendations?


I contacted headhunters a year ago but they all said they don't have experience in my area.

But now, I'd appreciate a reference for a career coach who can answer questions like whether I should take a job in a supermarket just so I have something on my resume.


Thanks.
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Unless you state what kind of job you did at the NGO it's difficult for us to help you.

But yes, try to take any jobs you can. It will provide you with Swiss work experience, a reference letter and a chance to improve your spoken German/understanding of Swiss German. All of this will help. And you could also find a new job within the company. Also you will never know who you meet. Switzerland is small.
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Thanks for your reply and interest in my situation.


I'm looking for a professional career counselor I can work with; hopefully some folks here have referrals for me of people they've worked with.
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If you are willing to commute or move, there are lots of NGOs in Geneva where you are probably more likely to get your foot in the door. Most probably have English as the working language as well. French could be an asset.
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