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I know Quantum Global Wealth.
They are a relatively small asset management company. That is, they have a small number of very large clients. They specialize in managing the wealth of Central Banks and SWFs. I guess they have about 10 full time employees. Offices in Zug and Zurich. Seem pretty switched on to me but you never see their performance because there are no public funds - and hence no public advertising! Hope that helps.
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Appears to be a struggle competing for job positions from here (USA).
Can I correctly assume that if human resource or headhunters see a number of CV's for a position, some from people living in Switzerland and some living in say...USA...but ready to move over...the USA candidate and CV are tossed to the side?
I do not have executive "C-level" experience or necessarily qualifications for such currently. My job experience and education is in Computer Science, Sales, and Product Management...a bit of a dime a dozen maybe.

Any thoughts on....Is is even one step beyond 'just possible' to find work there for one like me still living in the USA?

Looking at just taking the leap and seeing what I can find when I am there...could be an expensive gamble...ehh?
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Old 27.08.2009, 14:36
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Hi Pinot

Its worth trying however it is really difficult applying for jobs from outside, especially now with the european economies the way they are at the moment. There is stiff competition from German nationals and the local job applicants always presented tough competition.

Applying from the outside means more work for the employer, and by law they must satisfy that a person cannot be sourced from inside the country. So unless you have some unique skills that are rare and in demand, then it might be a struggle. But hey, gotta be in it to win it.
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Old 27.08.2009, 15:01
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Hiya,

I have been going through this thread, and using many of the resources.

I am not sure if this website has been mentioned before, but there have been an abundance of jobs for me to apply for there so far.

www.efinancialcareers.com
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Its worth trying however it is really difficult applying for jobs from outside, especially now with the european economies the way they are at the moment. There is stiff competition from German nationals and the local job applicants always presented tough competition.

Applying from the outside means more work for the employer, and by law they must satisfy that a person cannot be sourced from inside the country. So unless you have some unique skills that are rare and in demand, then it might be a struggle. But hey, gotta be in it to win it.
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applying from outside is ok as long as you are able to work in Switz without any paperwork needed e.g. EU passport, married etc. It's no problem then once the employer knows you can work here without any paperwork needed.

Applying from outside without the right to work...that's the one which is very tough.
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applying from outside is ok as long as you are able to work in Switz without any paperwork needed e.g. EU passport, married etc. It's no problem then once the employer knows you can work here without any paperwork needed.

Applying from outside without the right to work...that's the one which is very tough.
Hi

Whilst it makes it a little easier, I am married to a Swiss National, have applied for numerous jobs over the last 6 months, I am a dual Masters holder with PMP and over ten years experience in project management and consulting.

I have had no leads at all. The other issue is the fact the company has to interview you remotely, there is still the issue of relocation.

It is not easy at all, but having said that, with unique skill sets some people do get opportunities.

Often it comes down to timing, opportunity, how one presents themselves and a bit of luck. Even with a permit, if you are out of the country and they have someone local who fits the bill they will select that person every time.

Happy for advice if I am doing something wrong in my approach!
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Whilst it makes it a little easier, I am married to a Swiss National, have applied for numerous jobs over the last 6 months, I am a dual Masters holder with PMP and over ten years experience in project management and consulting.

I have had no leads at all. The other issue is the fact the company has to interview you remotely, there is still the issue of relocation.

It is not easy at all, but having said that, with unique skill sets some people do get opportunities.

Often it comes down to timing, opportunity, how one presents themselves and a bit of luck. Even with a permit, if you are out of the country and they have someone local who fits the bill they will select that person every time.

Happy for advice if I am doing something wrong in my approach!
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Your skill set is very strong....very easy to find something in Switz. Not easy but should be very easy for you.

Relocation part is easy to solve.

MArried to a national with this skill set and no leads ? Impossible.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi All,


I am presently employed for Nephrology Institute in New York City, as a Billing AR Coordinator for last 3+ years. I also have previous administrative skills as an Assistant Director for a non-profit organization. My career expertise are within the account receivable, collection and account management most importantly I am always open for new task.

I am looking for a job in Switzerland, I already have scheduled 1-2 interviews, for my first trip in September. However, I would like to have some more. My searches are in the English speaking area, I have only basic German I will take German courses on my arrival once I find a position.

Does anyone has any advice or tips ?

Thank You
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Old 30.08.2009, 00:20
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Your skill set is very strong....very easy to find something in Switz. Not easy but should be very easy for you.

Relocation part is easy to solve.

MArried to a national with this skill set and no leads ? Impossible.
I am finding the job market really poor right now, hopefully it may have also been due to the summer downtime and things might pick up over the next two months.
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I am finding the job market really poor right now, hopefully it may have also been due to the summer downtime and things might pick up over the next two months.
Agreed, beginning of August I was getting nothing at all and since the 24th, I got 4 new calls (from UK/London).

It's been very quiet so far, hopefully it will start again soon.

Problem is we are losing our skills everyday, it's annoying! Right now I have to do job hunting crap and can't study/practice, so when it comes to interview with some technical geek retard, you are screwed because you don't know exactly all of what they are doing.
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Old 30.08.2009, 11:16
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I have been inspired to re-write my resume, hopefully that will help!
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Old 01.09.2009, 11:34
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hey, the easiest way to see what english-language jobs there are at the big Swiss-based companies is to go to www.qual.ch

In contrast to sites like efinancialcareers mentioned by Natasha or various agency sites like Michael Page (mentioned by another member), qual.ch concentrates on big brand-name companies operating in Switzerland.

It's not full of tons of agency ads all trying to recruit someone for the same job at some big company that isn't even on the site.
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Are you affiliated with qual.ch? You hardly ever do something on EF other than mentioning this site.
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Are you affiliated with qual.ch? You hardly ever do something on EF other than mentioning this site.
I had a peak and it was nothing special, at least in my field (IT Engineering)
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Firstly, many thanks to all contributors to this excellent and extremely helpful discussion.
I'm English and have worked for six years in finance with magic circle law firms, speak fluent Portuguese and dabble in French and Spanish.
I've just begun my search for an in-house legal role in Switzerland over the next nine months and would greatly appreciate any thoughts on the outlook for the Swiss jobs market as we pull out of the global downturn or suggestions on companies that might suit my skill set.
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Gringo try www.totallylegal.com
I often receive opports relating inhouse positions
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi All.

I am an MBA-Marketing with a Bachelors in Hospitality and with slightly over 3 years experience in market activation, product management and am currently as a Strategy Analyst.I am very keen to work in Switzerland, but most of the links provided in this forum- like jobsearch and job pilot are in German..any idea how can I look for english speaking jobs?

Also if anybody can shed some light on the current job situation in Switzerland

Thanks
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Old 30.09.2009, 13:25
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Hi All.

I am an MBA-Marketing with a Bachelors in Hospitality and with slightly over 3 years experience in market activation, product management and am currently as a Strategy Analyst.I am very keen to work in Switzerland, but most of the links provided in this forum- like jobsearch and job pilot are in German..any idea how can I look for english speaking jobs?

Also if anybody can shed some light on the current job situation in Switzerland

Thanks
Search on those various sites using keyword 'english'

The work prospects in Switzerland are difficult right now. Even harder if you are not an EU citizen. If you do not know German or one of the other native laguages, then chances are very low.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello all,

I am new here. I am actually half Swiss, half English but living in London at the moment. I have been here for 15 years and I am planning on returning to the homeland in the New Year.

I work in International Communications for a large outdoor media company so will be looking for something similar with a heavy dose of writing/editing.

On my searching I found this recruitment website for people with marketing/sales experience in FMCG: http://www.managers.ch/index.cfm?parents_id=751

Not relevant to me but might be to others.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

hi all

how are you? i've been doing my praktikum in the field of IT but I'm a graduate of Electronics and Communications Engineer. As my praktikum only last for 1 year, i'm now looking for a new job. I don't have much experience in my field but I'm a very eager to learn new things and i also love to travel.
i'm very numerate and highly organised in my approach to any task. though i'm enjoying doing IT things, i really would love to pursue my engineering, but the problem is i don't have any experience in my field of studies,it's quite difficult esp, they're looking for somebody who has experienced and diploma from FH etc.

i would appreciate if you know some english companies where i can apply.
thanks very much

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