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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

If you speak fluent german or french, then i might have a half time sales job available. The hourly rate is arround 30 CHF
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Old 15.11.2009, 14:23
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

RoadRunnerOne,can you please give more details about it?
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Telemarketing position (half time)

We are looking for a telemarketing employee. We are marketing the German, French and Italian speaking areas of Switzerland. We are based outside Bern, CH in Thun.

The responsibilities of the telemarketing agent, will mainly be direct selling activities, calling French or/and German companies.


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Manage our sales activities, in short generating sales leads through telemarketing. The working days can be flexible).
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Old 15.11.2009, 14:52
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Guess the thread title does not apply to your ad : )
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IT Sistem Administrator

Hi Everyone

Please could you help me. I would like to find job in Switzerland since my wife already work there. I am looking for job and would like to write to companies where English is there communication language. Do you know any company I could write to?
I am experienced in System Administrating.I currently work as System administrator at public library in Croatia, Koprivnica. I keep system of 30 PC working in network environment and remove all problems at PS's and at network. I have many 4 experience that job.
Any contact information would be very much appreiciated.

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Are there any sites for say "creative" jobs in Switzerland? Editing or museum curating....?

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

There's an exciting job for an IN Support and Development Engineer at our English speaking/ international company to be based in Lucerne. Some knowledge of German is required. It was only posted a few days ago (Dec 4th):

http://www1.sicap.com/store/jobs/00054.pdf

If after reading the above URL description you're interested then please send me a private forum message before applying so that I can give you my name to mention on your application letter - which could help your application stand out from the rest

Thanks and good luck !

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi there,

I am looking for a job as Controller in Vaud, Geneva or Neuchatel because I came from Germany to Lausanne with my girl a few month ago.

While speaking English and German fluently, I get along with my French and Italien.

My problem is a little the lack of excellent French and a lack of controlling experience in an international. After my master's degree, I have worked 2 years for a smaller finance consultancy in Germany which provided a lot more responsabilities and challenges than you usually face in bigger companies. But most people will probably not see that this way. However, I was one of the cracks at university when things were about controlling and was also good at all the other stuff. Only I didn't really care about the grades because I was doing own projects alongside my studies and for me it was important to understand and be able to use the knowledge later on.

So now, I am not sure about how to apply. I know I would probably be on of the best on challenging tasks and better than people who even will have some years more of experience. But think it's not a good idea to tell them. At the other hand, I don't want to start as an accountant unless this is really neccessary because this would be pretty much a waste of time.

But the situation doesn't look so good on the market, does it?

If there's anyone with some hints where to apply directly or with some strategic advice, I would really appreciate that.

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Are there any sites for say "creative" jobs in Switzerland? Editing or museum curating....?

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Plenty probably but as a museum curator you're almost certainly going to need fluency at least 1 national language if not 2. As for editing, why pay somebody in expensive Switzerland when their are far cheaper alternatives...
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

hi there!!!

I am looking for any possible job here in Zurich and i have a B permit. I am almost 2 years now here in switzerland and a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Psychology (4 yr. course) I can speak already the basic german as well and i am very open in any job offered specially in english speaking field. Hope you can help me, or maybe you know any firm or person whos in need of employees. I am 25 years old and very flexibel. Thank you


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Also, feel free to have a look on my website http://www.swiss-job.ch , it gathers jobs in switzerland from lots of other sites like Monster / TopJobs, SwissLinx, etc etc and indexes them, hopefully in an easy way ..

I'm still working on it, but some functionality is already there..perhaps you'll be lucky and find something.

Regards,

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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

As a new resident here, Im a housewife looking for work, but when I got in touch with Kelly services, the man told me right away that if I cannot speak, read and write at least some German, they cannot help me. I am trying to get Rosetta Stone now, but I felt that was rude that they wouldnt even take my CV, or at least give me the opportunity for a meeting. So, till then, here I sit. I have stopped looking for work till I can learn German. Frustrated.
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Hi there, i am working for a Swiss company. My wife is a qualified dental surgeon. She is looking to work either fulltime/ partime as a dentist or dental assistant in and around Zurich area. She is a qualified dental surgeon and recognised with GDC in UK. So far our search has been negative. If anybody has contact it would much appreciated. My wife would like to fill her time working. We are from Malaysia and have been living here about 1.5 years. We all hold a B-permit.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

I'm not sure if this should go in here or it's worth starting a new thread, so I'll put it here and see how it goes.

I'm 24, will be 25 when (if) I move to Switzerland. I met a girl last year, she is Swiss/German, I am English. I currently live in England. The situation now is that she is staying in Basel, for the foreseeable future. I am thinking about moving to Basel, to live with her, and marry her. However, I don't speak much German, only the real basics.

I have IT experience, I worked for Lenovo for 3 years and Insight for 6 months now. Both global companies. I've worked in marketing, product management and sales. However, I have no formal qualifications, I didn't finish my degree as I was offered an excellent job with Lenovo, after a placement year.

Ideally I would get a job in IT in Basel, but I am well aware of the language issues. Whilst I am learning the language, is there any realistic chance of me being able to find a job? Even if it is not possible at one of the global organisations, am I likely to be able to find work at somewhere such as the English or Irish bars? Would I need to be able to speak German/Swiss-German there?

Thanks for your help,

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Advice about working with agencies

Hi All,

I'm moving to the Basel-area next month to live with my Swiss boyfriend. I'm British, living in the UK and applying for jobs in Basel, the surrounding area and Zurich. I've got a Bachelor's degree in European Studies and speak French quite well but unfortunately have basically no German. I've approached several of the "big-name" agencies in Basel and none of them wanted to work with me as I don't speak German. I can understand this but was hoping they worked with clients who had English-speaking offices. My Swiss friends were surprised to hear this as they have friends themselves, who live and work in Basel and Zurich without any German, just English which in itself is their second language.

Does anyone have any experience of working with recruitments agents in Switzerland? Can you offer any advice or share your experiences? I've got an admin background so am looking for an office-based job. I'm working on my German for now!

Thanks
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Old 18.01.2010, 11:45
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Re: Advice about working with agencies

i have been dealing with agencies for a month or so now in Geneva and to be honest there hasnt been much progress. the only interviews I have attended are the ones that I myself had sought out...

so you may not be missing much but u should enroll in german classes and write that on your cover letter
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Anyone care to also comment on a related topic?:

I'm currently in the US, but want to move to Zurich within the next 18 months.
For the sake of this example, we can focus on large international financial companies such as Zurich Financial Services, Credit Suisse, UBS, etc.

I check their corporate job sites and they each have MANY jobs available in Zurich.

My question is, how likely is it that they will even give my resume/CV a second look, seeing as how I'm not locally available?

I know a little bit about the permits related to employment, but can someone comment if they know this: can a company in Zurich decide to hire me (even though I'm in the U.S.) does that alone afford me the right to move there, or are there some other significant complications?

thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

I can't say anything about how appealing a Swiss company will find your resume, but thanks to months of surfing, the other part is easy:

You find a company that wants to hire you -> they submit the necessary paperwork to the local authorities and try to prove they couldn't find a local or EU resident willing to take the job -> if approved, you get a visa -> you arrive in CH and apply and receive a residence/work permit.

The significant complications are as follows:
  • work permits for non-EU/Swiss nationals are hard to come by unless your skills are in short supply
  • they are subject to a quota system and this year's quota has been halved on account of the economic situation
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

zummo -

I'm in the same boat. I've found some available positions and I'm tempted to apply, but I'm concerned that my application would be dismissed immediately since I'd need a non-EU/Swiss national work permit.

dandan, thanks for shedding some light on the process. Are you aware of anyone I might be able to contact to find out more about the quota system and whether or not it even makes sense for me to apply?

Thanks again for your help,
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

@bflanagan:

Sorry, I haven't been reading the forum carefully in a while so I noticed your question only now.

I'm not sure but I think I read somewhere that each canton has its own quota and that the authorities are not into giving out any information on how many permits are left.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi All,
I'm looking for IT job in Geneva.
Moved to Geneva week ago, holding B permit (my wife works here).
Over 10 years in IT.
Previous job- Technical Adviser in IBM (4 years), SAN storage consulting, coordinator and trainer of field technician.Role included disaster recovery, OS tuning to work with SAN storage . Expert in Windows, Linux, Aix, clusters, databases, networks (fiber and Ethernet).
Experience in writing technical documentation and training technicians, project management.
Speak 3 languages: English, Russian and Hebrew.

Thank you!
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