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Old 26.11.2008, 15:18
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi All,
I am an Indian guy working in a swiss bank as an external through my indian company from last 20 months having lots of experience in Private banking technical area.
I sent my Cv to many companies and consultant , got loads of call .
But when they come to know about that I have L permit . They never turn back.
I have very good appreciateion with the clients I am working here .
I have started learning german also .

Please help me to get a permamanent job here in switzerland or germany .

Please help me
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Surprised your CV doesn't state that you have an L permit. Alot of well qualified/experienced individuals looking for work right now, with B and C permits- not surprised your getting rejections.

Why not return to India and get a new job there? The place is booming by all accounts? And I understood from my manager (who was Indian also) that you might be able to get a comparable or even better salary then here.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi,

In my search for a job, I noticed that many sites from the cantonal economic development agencies have a list of international companies with headquarters in the canton.
These are not necessariliy all English-speaking companies (which is the topic of the thread), but it's at least a good source for finding more internationally oriented companies (and hence, higher probability of english being spoken).

I just wanted to share some of these links, as they might be useful (for me they are !). I've just looked at the cantons which are of interest to me, but maybe someone can add the links for the remaining cantons ?

Bern:
http://www.berneinvest.com/public/do..._stand0107.pdf

Vaud:
http://www.vd.ch/fr/themes/economie/...ltinationales/

Fribourg:
http://www.promfr.ch/en/1024/page.ph..._1=46&cat_2=52

Neuchatel:
http://www.e-den.ch/documents/showFile.asp?ID=1983

Switzerland in general:
http://www.finanzaonline.com/forum/a...9&d=1219485050

I hope you find it useful as well !

Kind regards.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Any ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS out there???

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ABB Semiconductors Ltd
Our Team are looking. We are based 3 mins from Lenzburg (Canton Aargau) Train Station.
PM me Please. Thank you

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The place is booming by all accounts? And I understood from my manager (who was Indian also) that you might be able to get a comparable or even better salary then here.
The place is booming - yes.
Comparable or better salary - Not really. You will get 1/3rd or 1/4th of what you get here. Unless of course google in bangalore pounced on you
(You will actually get something like 10 times of your swiss salary but then 1CHF = 40 INR, so you get that nasty figure of 1/4)
Better/comfortable life - Yes
Quality of life in public - sucks (public infrastructure is really bad)
Quality of life at home - can be as good as you want it to be


The why the hell the somebody would want to work here in switzerland as compared to India?
1. if you value the quality of life in public part e.g. public transport, cleanliness, law and order etc.
2. If you plan to save most of your salary here and then return to india. currency conversion does wonders here.
3. You generally want to have a more global experience.
4. If you want to see Europe without busting all your savings.
5. Or may be you just landed here for whatever reason and then get hooked to the place
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

I am a jobloss too. who can help me to find a new job?
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It's payback time! I found my job at Sicap here in Bern via this website and have been there since January. Now we are looking for more Global Account Managers: http://www.sicap.com/store/jobs/00021.pdf
and there are other positions on our website as well including jobs in Lucerne:
http://www.sicap.com/company/careers
I gather that there are a lot of applicants, but the position is still open currently, so you'll need to move quickly!
Good luck!

Hi

Thanks for the job offers, is it possible for a physics graudate(two masters) and three year management experience to find a job offer at SICAP.I am in interested in management and marketing professions.
I am having swiss B permit and i am married to swiss.

Thanks in advance and waiting for your reply
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

My job is in Manufacturing Engineering/Quality, in Alstom, please let me know if you know of any positions, in Manufacturing and/or Quality Assurance, in the Berne, Basel, Zurich or Geneva area.
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Old 25.02.2009, 23:54
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello! It's my first time posting on the site, in fact I just happened to find it as I was getting more and more frustrated at the job prospects for me in Geneva!

I am currently in NY but I'll be moving to Geneva in late June. I am an ESL teacher here- I have my graduate degrees in ESOL and Linguistics and plently of experience. I was thinking that finding a job as an English Teacher would be easy, but I'm seeing that finding a job and permission to work maybe more difficult than I thought. I am not limited to teaching at all, although I do love and I would be open to teaching business English or anything else available.

Does anyone have any ideas on where I should look or apply? Any info or leads provided are so appreciated!

Thanks so much!
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Try private schools, they have less requirements.
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Try private schools, they have less requirements.
If you are referring to private schools compared with state schools in Switzerland then the requirements are the same.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Thanks so much for the responses... my fiance and i were planning to get married in about a year or so. at this point because of work, we may just speed it up and get hitched sooner so as to avoid applying for a work permit and the chance of not getting it. Would it be easier and more acceptable to schools I am applying to if I had the permit B? Maybe someone know of other jobs that are available or possible in the Geneva area that are good for English speaking, education, translation or something related? Thanks so much again for your input and replies- everyone has been very helpful!

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi

how are you? what's new here? any new updates about jobs?

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Greetings All,

I am an Award Winning Hotel Executive who has recently relocated to Zürich. Fluent in English, moderate French, currently learning German. Looking for an Executive position either in Hospitality, Consultancy or Customer Service.

Please do contact me should you hear of any opportunities.

Thanks in advance.

Ronnie
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello everyone!!!
After going through the posts here, the results for getting a new jobs doesn’t sound too promising here.
But having been a positive force all my life.. what I can hope is just hope for the best

Note: I would like someone here who could help me out evaluating my current CV and provide me any tips for improving it.

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www.jobserve.co.uk also does Switzerland, I got my job there.
When members indicate they got there jobs from a jobsite do you mean you uploaded your CV to the jobsite and a Swiss agency headhunted you via the site or you found a job on the site, applied for it and got it...

In the UK it is common to get a job through a jobsite this way i.e. uploading your CV and being called by agencies. Is this the case in Switzerland?.

Any advice, I live and work in Switzerland, and desire a new IT job, would it be best to upload my CV onto a jobsite as per usual, apply to agencies, directly to companies (English speaking only) etc. or a combination of the above?

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

I have done both. Last time I applied for anything I thought relevant to my skill set without uploading my CV.

This time round I uploaded my CV. I have had a few more inquires from agencies like that. However, the down side is that they do not always read your CV properly and try to get you go for jobs you are not qualified for or are obviously bad fits. The one other benefit is that sometimes positions are not advertised and the agencies go through their databases to find relevant people before putting the ad online. So some things are never advertised.

So the choice is yours.
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My wife has been looking for work since we got here.
Has anybody knows of english speaking companies that are hiring.
She is a language teacher, but without speaking german she has no hope.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

I would not say that you have no hope not speaking german, but you would have to deal with students at a higher level - ie not much translation needed. When I did higher level German certificates, I never spoke english. There was no need, and it defeated the purpose. I would also suggest, from what I know, becoming a certified teacher for whatever language she teaches, eg. English has I believe CELTA (or something like that) and once you have that, it will differentiate you from the rest. Some ideas anyway.

Having said that: Obviously you are in a foreign country, and although people here speak english, they are not likely to do training in English.

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Has anybody knows of english speaking companies that are hiring.
She is a language teacher, but without speaking german she has no hope.
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I have done both. Last time I applied for anything I thought relevant to my skill set without uploading my CV.

This time round I uploaded my CV. I have had a few more inquires from agencies like that. However, the down side is that they do not always read your CV properly and try to get you go for jobs you are not qualified for or are obviously bad fits. The one other benefit is that sometimes positions are not advertised and the agencies go through their databases to find relevant people before putting the ad online. So some things are never advertised.

So the choice is yours.
Thank you for reply Worrelpa! I was looking to add to your thank yous but as a newbie can't see that I have that facility
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