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Old 04.01.2023, 01:47
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I am looking for a job in the legal field. I have an LLB and an masters in Commercial Law and Mineral Law. My German is A2 and French B1. I have sent several applications with no luck. An organisation /firm with English as the language of operation would be perfect. I will appreciate Pointers and advice on how to go about it.

Ps//Zurich/Winterthur area is preferable but at this point I can work anywhere.

Thank you
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Old 04.01.2023, 08:03
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www.jobs.ch
www.jobup.ch
www.monster.ch
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Hallo.

I am looking for a job in the legal field. I have an LLB and an masters in Commercial Law and Mineral Law. My German is A2 and French B1. I have sent several applications with no luck. An organisation /firm with English as the language of operation would be perfect. I will appreciate Pointers and advice on how to go about it.

Ps//Zurich/Winterthur area is preferable but at this point I can work anywhere.

Thank you
In addition to searching jobs websites like Medea posted, start by researching multinational organizations involving minerals that are based in Switzerland and then check their careers websites for jobs.
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Old 04.01.2023, 10:24
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Have you considered a job in privacy? Lots of companies are hiring lawyers to help their DPO function
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Thank you good people. Let me try the suggestions.
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I will appreciate Pointers and advice on how to go about it.
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Hello and welcome to the Forum.

In some countries, it is not usual to attach a photograph of yourself; in Switzerland this is normal, even required, as is specifying your full name and address, date of birth and nationality/permit status.

If you already have Swiss nationality, or EU nationality, or hold a current valid permit to live and work in Switzerland, then be sure to state that in your cv and again in your covering letter to any job application.

Avoid using a standard application, but tailor both your cv and covering letter to the specific company/department to which you are applying. Do your research and try to work out what their need is and then demonstrate why you would provide them with a solution.

Great that you've made a start in French and German. Keep working on those, even if you're aiming for an international employer; learning the local language(s) can be seen as something of a testimony to your mind-set and commitment to living and working in Switzerland.

Good luck!
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In some countries, it is not usual to attach a photograph of yourself; in Switzerland this is normal, even required
Well, no. But if you want to attach a photo, then make sure that it is a professional photo.
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Hello and welcome to the Forum.

In some countries, it is not usual to attach a photograph of yourself; in Switzerland this is normal, even required, as is specifying your full name and address, date of birth and nationality/permit status.

If you already have Swiss nationality, or EU nationality, or hold a current valid permit to live and work in Switzerland, then be sure to state that in your cv and again in your covering letter to any job application.

Avoid using a standard application, but tailor both your cv and covering letter to the specific company/department to which you are applying. Do your research and try to work out what their need is and then demonstrate why you would provide them with a solution.

Great that you've made a start in French and German. Keep working on those, even if you're aiming for an international employer; learning the local language(s) can be seen as something of a testimony to your mind-set and commitment to living and working in Switzerland.

Good luck!
Thank you very much. This is insightful. Will work on my CV.
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Old 05.01.2023, 15:17
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Welcome to the Forum.

Your profile indicates you're Kenyan. Are you already living in Switzerland on a valid permit, or do you need an employer to sponsor you? It's a bit more challenging if you need the employer to sponsor, as they have to prove they can't find a Swiss or EU citizen suitable for the job. That leads to the second question:

Are your qualifications recognized here? For example are your degrees in European and/or Swiss law?
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Welcome to the Forum.

Your profile indicates you're Kenyan. Are you already living in Switzerland on a valid permit, or do you need an employer to sponsor you? It's a bit more challenging if you need the employer to sponsor, as they have to prove they can't find a Swiss or EU citizen suitable for the job. That leads to the second question:

Are your qualifications recognized here? For example are your degrees in European and/or Swiss law?
Hallo,

I live in Switzerland and have a valid permit to work here, I live in Switzerland. I don't need the employer to sponsor me.. My LLM is from the UK
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