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Re: Job Application Rejected

if you are portugese, you might find it useful to join some Portugese clubs, as there's a huge portugese community here, as in my experience it is not what you know, but who you know
maybe sign up with some temping firms,
i temped for 5 years with 2 firms on a continuous situation, each firm had 80 and 200 direct employees, and about 10% temps on top. i desperately wanted full contract, what i found whilst temping that new people seemed to constantly appear, and were pretty useless at the job, it turns out that without exception every one of them got the job through an uncle, brother cousin etc, in fact any one outside of the usual construction employee origin that i have spoken to, American,Canadian,Kiwi Oz, but no uk, all got their jobs through relatives of their new swiss spouse, i was eventually taken on by an old Vorarbeiter of mine that set up a new firm,
temping can be a good way in, just be prepped for some blank periods
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Old 13.06.2021, 21:29
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if you are portugese, you might find it useful to join some Portugese clubs, as there's a huge portugese community here, as in my experience it is not what you know, but who you know
maybe sign up with some temping firms,
i temped for 5 years with 2 firms on a continuous situation, each firm had 80 and 200 direct employees, and about 10% temps on top. i desperately wanted full contract, what i found whilst temping that new people seemed to constantly appear, and were pretty useless at the job, it turns out that without exception every one of them got the job through an uncle, brother cousin etc, in fact any one outside of the usual construction employee origin that i have spoken to, American,Canadian,Kiwi Oz, but no uk, all got their jobs through relatives of their new swiss spouse, i was eventually taken on by an old Vorarbeiter of mine that set up a new firm,
temping can be a good way in, just be prepped for some blank periods
(*) applies for low skills jobs.

Couldn't be more disconnected from this country and local canton language and anyway landed a job.
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Old 14.06.2021, 11:46
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Re: Job Application Rejected

OP, does your current employer count as one of the "the most recognized companies" and if so, does it have an IT workforce already within Switzerland? I suspect in the current market that would likely be the easiest way to transfer in?

Definitely, you need to include your marital status and languages on the Swiss version of your CV. Showing evidence of whatever (Swiss recognised) courses you're registered in for learning one of the official languages should help (and make sure its the "official" language for the region you're applying for jobs in); alternatively stick to applications only for international companies for whom English is their primary business language.

And be patient - there are a LOT Of folks who are keen to work in Switzerland from other parts of Europe (and the world) and so you're going to be up against a LOT of competition. If you're really committed to moving here, you might be better off approaching targetted people within specific companies (LinkedIn or direct email as usually easy to figure out work email addresses) - that way you're not lumped in with the potentially hundreds who apply for publically advertised vacancies?

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