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Hello, contact K2 partnering, Hays, Michael Page, Elan, Talisman Software SA, Michael Baileys...
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hey,

Since this thread seems to be a little more active again I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am an aeronautical/mechanical engineer looking for a job in the Zurich area of Switzerland. I have tried ALSTOM but there seems to be nothing going and ABB only seem to have German speaking jobs at the moment (I don't speak it yet).

Any help would be appreciated as I am tearing my hair out looking.

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi all ,
I live in Zurich since August 2009. I am final year student from Serbia with only diploma thesis left (implementing IPv6 in MPLS ISP network environment ). Recently I passed CCNA exam (december 2009) (I also have a lot of experience in small microsoft networks , hardware, printer troubleshoting since I was doing that job while studying - I am also MCSE and MCSA certified for Windows 2000). I am looking for a job as junior network engineer (cisco). I am interested in internship, part time/ full time job. (B working permit). I am actively learning German but still my German is on basic level. I looked on many sites like jobs.ch, monster.ch, elan, swisscom , sunrise, cablecom and many more but nobody seems to be interested in junior or internship for network engineer.
Any info would be appreciated.
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Since this thread seems to be a little more active again I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am an aeronautical/mechanical engineer looking for a job in the Zurich area of Switzerland. I have tried ALSTOM but there seems to be nothing going and ABB only seem to have German speaking jobs at the moment (I don't speak it yet).

Any help would be appreciated as I am tearing my hair out looking.

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Have you tried MAN Turbo in EscherWyssplatz by Zurich Hardbruke?
http://www.man.eu/MAN/en/Karriere/
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Hey,

Since this thread seems to be a little more active again I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am an aeronautical/mechanical engineer looking for a job in the Zurich area of Switzerland. I have tried ALSTOM but there seems to be nothing going and ABB only seem to have German speaking jobs at the moment (I don't speak it yet).

Any help would be appreciated as I am tearing my hair out looking.

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Not in Zurich but try Vibro Meter in Fribourg, sounds like your line of work.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello everyone,

I don't like to appear desperate to 'whore' myself out on this thread but it seems some useful suggestions have been made so I was hoping that someone might have some useful advice for me.

The reason I'm looking for a new job now is that my girlfriend is studying in Winterthur, starting in September and we're thinking about getting a place together, so I can't commute from current job in Basel everyday as even if I lived close to a station in Zürich then that's still 3 hours in total a day.


I've a BSc in Physics Studies (a Math-reduced general physics degree) and worked over 3 years now working for an American chemical company working as a technician in largely the realm of materials for rapid-prototyping.
I've worked various different summer jobs in technician positions so I can work competantly in most labs.

I've kept an eye on jobsearch.ch, ETH and Zürich Uni job sites without too much luck and wondered if anybody else could suggest anywhere else or paticular companies worth applying too?

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello everyone,

-Me and me girlfriend are new in switzerland (Zug) and we both need to find a job. she was working in kindergarten, speaks Icelandic, English and Danish
and I have a job right engine and was working at the tomb, I speak Icelandic and English, if anyone knows of a job or can help us to bother the work that he can please contact
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

This maybe interesting too


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We will try to develop our programme to meet your needs.

[URL="http://www.zug4you.com"] advertise several private kingergardens, ask any/all of them if they are looking for staff! Ttry the private schools too..
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HI i have the same problem i am searching a temporary job here in switzerland,i have two days free per week and i need a job )))))
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi,

The thread seems to have very useful information and thus I am wondering if anyone could help me.

I am an Economics Graduate coupled with an MBA in finance and a professional with over ten years of experience in different Multinational Insurance Companies like AIG, MetLife, Aviva, and StandardLife. I have significant experience in Man Management, Business Development, and Team Handling.

My husband is working for Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland and he is B permit holder. As his dependent I am also eligible to work in Switzerland.

I am particularly looking for a job in Insurance companies in Zurich where in the language of communication will be English.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

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Hi,

The thread seems to have very useful information and thus I am wondering if anyone could help me.

I am an Economics Graduate coupled with an MBA in finance and a professional with over ten years of experience in different Multinational Insurance Companies like AIG, MetLife, Aviva, and StandardLife. I have significant experience in Man Management, Business Development, and Team Handling.

My husband is working for Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland and he is B permit holder. As his dependent I am also eligible to work in Switzerland.

I am particularly looking for a job in Insurance companies in Zurich where in the language of communication will be English.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

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Might be stating the obvious but try SwissRe and Zurich Insurance. They are both english speaking.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

I have a question..

If you want to leave the current livingstyle in the cities, to leave the traffic behind and change completely your life.. is possible to find a job in a farm? or something like that?

how is that job market right now?

i have EU citizenship, two childrens and my wife is from venezuela.
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HELP!!!! Hello all! I have been reading through the first 8 pages of this thread and my eyes are starting to hurt so I figured I would jump to a post. Thank you to all that have posted the job sites on this thread. They are very helpful but I am still out of luck.

I have been in Switzerland since January of this year and just recently received my B permit. I live in Goldach (St. Gallen) and I TOO am searching for a job and with very little German knowledge I am having much trouble. I have been unemployed since October and desperately need work! I taught high school mathematics for 4 years in NY so most of my job searches are based around teaching. Although I am not qualified for anything else, I have been applying for anything and everything!

I could really use your help and appreciate any feedback. I live in Goldach and currently do not have a car. (Need the $$$ first!) So anything within the area would be great!

What are my best options here? Thank you in advance!
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HELP!!!! Hello all! I have been reading through the first 8 pages of this thread and my eyes are starting to hurt so I figured I would jump to a post. Thank you to all that have posted the job sites on this thread. They are very helpful but I am still out of luck.

I have been in Switzerland since January of this year and just recently received my B permit. I live in Goldach (St. Gallen) and I TOO am searching for a job and with very little German knowledge I am having much trouble. I have been unemployed since October and desperately need work! I taught high school mathematics for 4 years in NY so most of my job searches are based around teaching. Although I am not qualified for anything else, I have been applying for anything and everything!

I could really use your help and appreciate any feedback. I live in Goldach and currently do not have a car. (Need the $$$ first!) So anything within the area would be great!

What are my best options here? Thank you in advance!
Hi, I'm no expert, I've only been researching the topic (of job hunting and settling down in Switzerland) for a while, so I'll sum up what I've gathered (on EF and elsewhere).

First off, it's always a good idea to learn the local language (or High German :P) as many jobs require some knowledge of it. So I'd start with whatever means I have and try to get familiar with it. Of course a lot depends on your learning style, but there are less expensive ways as well, lots of people quote Migro Language School or whatever as the cheapest and I've heard it does not mean bad quality.

Also, I don't know where you got stuck exactly, at which step of the process. If the problem is that going trough the job sites you haven't found anything suitable -- well, that happens even to the best of us I'd look for schools/potential employees in the area and harass them for an interview Many jobs are listed on the company's site only. Check out the local newspaper too.

If it's rather the interviews that don't seem to work out, I'd suggest a pumping up of your resume. I don't mean lying, but research results show that teachers are the worst CV writers (no kidding, I've read this somewhere...). Besides, it's really an art to go to interviews and win employers' hearts. I know people who sˇck at it, though they're very talented professionals.

Well, and we all know that the job market just has recently gone through a major wipe out, so I don't really think the situation's permanent. We just have to stick it and hope for better times. They'll be hiring soon, I'm sure of that. Somehow I have the feeling that now's the time for life long learning, polishing our skills and getting ready for the great rush when employers realize the recession's over.

That said, unfortunately I don't know of any opportunities myself (besides the hundred new ones listed on jobup each day...). These are only general ramblings... Sorry for not having anything more specific...

Good luck though!
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First off, it's always a good idea to learn the local language (or High German :P) ...

...but research results show that teachers are the worst CV writers (no kidding, I've read this somewhere...).

Thanks for the response. I have been learning German on my own for the past 6-12 months through Rosetta Stone (a language learning program used on the computer) and started taking a course in Goldach 3 weeks ago. This Friday I am going to the RAV in St. Gallen to get more help. The problem is, I know a LOT of German, I can read it pretty well BUT I have no conversational skills....and THAT right there is the PROBLEM. I can't speak it at all because I get very little practice. As much as I try to speak German with friends and family, they want to speak English and brush up on their skills. I stopped fighting the battle.

About my CV, a native friend helped me put together a ''Swiss-style'' CV. And also translated a general cover letter for me.

At this point I think my only option is to start an apprenticeship and start from scratch.
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Hi Everyone
I am pursuing a graduate Master’s degree in Financial Engineering in Lausanne. I need to find a project an internship position that I can graduate... just over past few days I've sent 50 CVs , I have sent almost 80 Cvs and I got just few replies.
If any one here works in a financial institution and can kindly let me know if they offer internship I GREATLY appreciate it...

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P.S. I only speak English
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Check out Bombardier jobs in Zurich. They post them on their website mainly.
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HI Everyone
Thanks for all the helpful & motivating posts. I've worked in a few countries in the past, but have really struggled to find anything here, as the main bulk of english-speaking jobs seem to fall within Banking/Finance/Insurance/IT. My main issue has been that my last role was quite specialised in Market Research as an Analyst for Bacardi and the equivalent opportunities are very slim here v UK (i.e. having to wait for years til someone leaves or dies!) I have also worked in Recruitment/Tourism but generally these industries require good German here (am I wrong?)
Competition is just so fierce, I applied for only a part-time job at the St Gallen Uni and I think every job-hunting-english-speaking person in Switzerland and their cat applied for it, didn't even get an interview!


However if anyone lives near these places it might be worth contacting them as, although a while back, I had potential opportunities suggested to me but regretably live too far away:
  • Bacardi-Martini in Geneva (near the airport)
  • Wander AG in Neuenegg with brands such as Ovomaltine (linked to Twinings in the UK)
Hope this helps someone.
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HI Everyone
Thanks for all the helpful & motivating posts. I've worked in a few countries in the past, but have really struggled to find anything here, as the main bulk of english-speaking jobs seem to fall within Banking/Finance/Insurance/IT. My main issue has been that my last role was quite specialised in Market Research as an Analyst for Bacardi and the equivalent opportunities are very slim here v UK (i.e. having to wait for years til someone leaves or dies!) I have also worked in Recruitment/Tourism but generally these industries require good German here (am I wrong?)
Competition is just so fierce, I applied for only a part-time job at the St Gallen Uni and I think every job-hunting-english-speaking person in Switzerland and their cat applied for it, didn't even get an interview![/LIST]Hope this helps someone.
Very tough to get marketing related positions here without fluent German or at least a widely used European language. Market research positions are available within the banks though. Try them. Most need German.

Any consumer oriented job e.g. consumer market research is tough to get. But you are doing all the right things. PM if you want to discuss market research further.
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