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Old 01.06.2009, 19:20
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello,

For english-speaking companies and, in general, the top multinationals, the best place to look is Qual ( http://qual.ch )

The site is juried and concentrates top companies, all of which, are large international environments with english an important language.

The site has a 'Features' portion with articles and resources pertaining to employment and Swiss culture.

I've been part of the English speaking (I'm from LA) community for 20+ years now....
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Thanks a lot for the info DVR.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi all

I am currently living in melbourne australia and thinking of moving of to luzern switzerland in september. I am trying to look for any sort of job that does not need qualifications. As i have finished school and have no other degrees. Is there jobs i could qualify for?

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Old 11.06.2009, 16:16
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I am currently living in melbourne australia and thinking of moving of to luzern switzerland in september. I am trying to look for any sort of job that does not need qualifications. As i have finished school and have no other degrees. Is there jobs i could qualify for?

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That all depends on whether you have the right to live and work here. If so, then yes, if not, then no.
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Hi all

I am currently living in melbourne australia and thinking of moving of to luzern switzerland in september. I am trying to look for any sort of job that does not need qualifications. As i have finished school and have no other degrees. Is there jobs i could qualify for?

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Busking comes to mind ...
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

hi all,
the post are sooooo many and i'm new with the forum idea, anyway i can see a lot of movment in Zurich but do you have any idea of english speaking company in Genève (leaving out the UN where it's almost impossible get a job and a banks)?!

I've sent few CV to recruitment, i've just started, but i didn't get amazing feedback...very polite and very in... french that's it's not a big deal cos i can read and understand but reply back in french...ehm a different thing!

i'm looking mostly for communication position but if i get desperate i can be very flexible as i'm not looking for a super segnor position and all what i'm finding around are massive jobs...ehm what about managers and executives?!!

cheers in advance for any tips!
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello,

I am a Communication& Politics MA graduate student searching for English-speaking jobs in Zurich.

I have already had a 6 months internship experience in an English speaking company there (local office of a financial television chanel), but unfortunately without prolongation possibility.

My search is directed to:
- PR / communications departments of companies (major but not necessarily)
- business magazines in English (my second specialization field is Journalism)
- media jobs in press agencies (like reuters, dow jones, awp) or other english-speaking media (also online)
Spoken languages: English & French - fluent, German - good
If you went through any of these job searching experiences, and would have tips to share, it would be welcome.

Until now, I just used the usual job search engines, jobup.ch, monster.ch, topjobs.ch. etc.
students.ch is a jobs & internships platform, major companies advertise openings on it for English and German speakers.
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(Mainly from an IT perspective) There are several such as UBS, Credit Suisse, Zurich Insurance, Citigroup... basically, international banks and financials.


There are plenty of english speaking agencies as well, not all IT orientated: ajilon, swisslinx, mba, elan, hays at least

Try http://job.search.ch/ as well

Hope this helps.
Hi gbn!

Your jobsearch link turned out helpful!!!I've already sent two applications!

Many thanx!
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(Mainly from an IT perspective) There are several such as UBS, Credit Suisse, Zurich Insurance, Citigroup... basically, international banks and financials.


There are plenty of english speaking agencies as well, not all IT orientated: ajilon, swisslinx, mba, elan, hays at least

Try http://job.search.ch/ as well

Hope this helps.
Hi, I also need that kind of information but almost all information on this website is in German and French. Could anybody suggest a website where the english and russian languages are prior
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Old 02.07.2009, 19:59
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Don't despair! For some IT positions, they're getting 50+ applications in a day! So we have to keep hunting...
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Old 02.07.2009, 20:12
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello I would suggest looking at jobs in aviation as there are a lot of jobs requiring english and some interesting and varied avenues to follow
good luck!!
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Currently, I am not looking for a job in Switzerland. But I would like to know about education requirements and how important to find a job in IT industry for English speakers. I hold 10 years of exprience in various positions and experience in IT field. i.e. Helpdesk, Desktop Support, Executive Technical Support, Jr. Network Administrator and Backup Engineer. Unfortunately, I do not have a college/university dereee from an accredited instituion. I spent 2 years at a college and never completed, but instead I attended a vocational school to study computer nework. If you have any questions, pleaes let me know.

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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

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Actually, Zurich (Insurance) is an English speaking language friendly company and has a whole range of jobs available.



www.zurich.com

And go to Careers.

Goodluck!

P.S. I work for Zurich so if you have any further questions, just ask.
Hi Cherry, I am a non -EU citizen (from the USA) and would like to make the move to Switzerland. What do you think my chances are with your company?
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Old 19.07.2009, 14:08
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I suggest to send Cherry a private message, because she hasn't logged in since January.
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Currently, I am not looking for a job in Switzerland. But I would like to know about education requirements and how important to find a job in IT industry for English speakers. I hold 10 years of exprience in various positions and experience in IT field. i.e. Helpdesk, Desktop Support, Executive Technical Support, Jr. Network Administrator and Backup Engineer. Unfortunately, I do not have a college/university dereee from an accredited instituion. I spent 2 years at a college and never completed, but instead I attended a vocational school to study computer nework. If you have any questions, pleaes let me know.

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CaptKave, these days job market for non-swiss nationals or non-swiss german speakers is very hard.
I speak english and a bit of french and german and as soon my conversation with the recruiters arrives at the "language station" they loose their interest and i get the trivial answer: we will contact you....blah blah.
I have to say that i am 12 years IT Professional with extensive Microsoft experience, and i try to find a job and could say that the job offers are less than before and most of the time they dont prefer to hire non-swiss language speakers...
HTH
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Well I have been here 2 years and found there are opportunities out there in Switzerland for non native language speakers. The thing is you have to go for all the international ones and keep at it. Also show a willingness to learn the language(s). That helps.

Although I guess it is still an employers market as there are more people than jobs right now.

Good luck.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

michael page often has a few English speaking jobs.

www.michaelpage.ch
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Actually, Zurich (Insurance) is an English speaking language friendly company and has a whole range of jobs available.



www.zurich.com

And go to Careers.

Goodluck!

P.S. I work for Zurich so if you have any further questions, just ask.
Would like to get a job ther, could you help please?
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi everyone.
I am new to this site and also looking to work in Switzerland.
I am from the USA, married to a Swiss and now have my Swiss citizenship. I am in sales and product management - been working in software for the past 9 years.
I am looking to find work in Switzerland before I make the move over there.
Ok here comes the question:
Anyone know if it is even possible to find work from here (usa) for there (CH)?

I speak ok German, fluent I guess as I worked there about 15 years ago...for one year. But my language is a bit rusty.
In my position I assume language is key.

Any ideas on getting jobs from over here?

Also, I am looking at the possibility of waiting another year and getting an accelerated MBA (1 year course) to add to my BS in computer science and certs in product management...ideas on that?

Looking forward to any and all suggestions.

BTW I have enjoyed all the previous threads I have seen here so far.
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I suppose you should move instead of getting a MBA...
I am not really sure, I think it's important to have a MBA, but you have experience and the only thing that seems to hold you is your "rusty" language...

So maybe its better to go for it, and try from there?

Anyway you can also go there and do a MBA online from there, if the job market is hard for you!


ps: I have a Msc in IT, and in my field, its nearly useless... I mean it's not getting me more works!
but maybe MBA is different?
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