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Old 12.10.2010, 15:35
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Human resoures is partly an interaction between employees and authorities.

If you don't speak German or the local language, what use are you in interacting with local authorities and working our relocation packages, dealing with tax issues and the such like ?
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi,
I currently live in Canada and looking desperately for an english speaking job in the lausanne and vevey area. I specialize in tourism management and would love to find something I can do in this area, etc.
I've also been keeping a close eye at openings with Nestle but many are looking for french as well. I'm willing to learn the language as soon as I get back but really need help getting there.

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I currently live in Canada and looking desperately for an english speaking job in the lausanne and vevey area. I specialize in tourism management and would love to find something I can do in this area, etc.
I've also been keeping a close eye at openings with Nestle but many are looking for french as well. I'm willing to learn the language as soon as I get back but really need help getting there.

thank you
rebecca
If you don't speak as an absolute minimum 1 additional european language, how can you assist in tourism management, or do you expect the local tourist attractions and personnel all to speak English ?

I'll no doubt be groaned at or called harsh, but please, get a little bit real.

A lot of people seem to think all big companies, such as Nestle will employ; they won't. They want highly qualified people and part of these qualifications are the ability to speak at least 2 European languges fluently for these administrative posts. If you were going for a highly qualified scientific post making some special molecule which would all make our teeth go white, reduce our weight, make us fantasticaly intelligent and all this overnight, they would be happy to take you speaking gibberish, providing you performed.

But you're not, you're essentialy looking for an adminstrative post, so learn French fluently and you'll not only have far more chance but a far greater number of companies who would be interesed in your particular skills.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hey All,

I want to go to Zurich to visit a friend. She suggested I look for work and stay for awhile.

In my misguided youth, I earned a degrees in geology and science education. I've tried a lot of different job but my favorite job was being a Stay-at-Home Aunt to my brother's kids.

Anyhow, is there anyone in Zurich that needs child care? Should I go through an agency? Could someone suggest how to go about this.

Unfortunately, my only other language is Spanish - probably not too useful in Zurich. I'd love to learn another language but from learning Spanish I know language aquisition is a long process.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 17.10.2010, 17:50
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

This is one of those 'is this an Ad?' posts. If you are looking for possibilities of jobs in English-speaking companies then OK, but if you are looking for an actual job then this is not the right sub-Forum and you are not eligible to post in the right one! (We LOVE making people's life difficult!) Please read the Market Place Rules.

I suggest you start having a good look round the various sections to see what your chances are of finding something here. You can answer Ads at this stage by the way, just not write your own!

This isn't the main point of EF though and if you are really interested in coming, then start looking through the rest of the information too. It isn't all fun and games for newcomers.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Anyone know about Mettler Toledo as far as a company speaking English and if it is a recommended company?
I am looking at a position there.
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Hi Pinot, I know a few people who work for Mettler, and they all speak English.
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I am a Finance and Accounting professional and have been in this industry for 10+ years. We are relocating to Basel from US in March because my husband is being transferred. I will have to quit my job and look for work in Switzerland. Does anyone know of good English speaking companies for Finance Professionals? recruiters in Basel? I have read a lot from this thread and found some of it useful, but a lot of the companies are in other parts of Switzerland - not Basel. I should mention that I speak only English and am learning German. I understand not knowing German could be a disadvantage in looking for a job.

Also, has anyone had any luck in finding a permanent job in Switzerland - only speaking English?
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

The solution is easy, we all move abroad and then apply for the job we want.. seems to work fine for allot of people.

As many here on Ef, i am in Switzerland for the last 6 -7 months looking for a job, emailing out Cv's,registering with Job agencies etc yet nothing came out of it.

I have mixed feelings when i see posts " i am traveling to Switzerland soon as i got a job offered, i start on monday ".. one side says yes..well done OP, you have secured yourself a job,happy for you..
On the other hand i wonder why companies don't look within Switzerland, surely the foreign people here have the qualifications to-do the job.
It is cheaper as we don't need to relocate and we can start tomorrow.

I have strong (angry) feelings when the OP goes " i am moving to Switzerland soon and my salary is xxxxxx k, is this good ? ".. if i catch one more person doing this ,i am seriously going to freak out.. ungrateful ******, be happy you get a job !

This comes from me being frustrated, but as said, i am happy for those who get a job offered, however it makes me wonder what English speaking job seekers in Ch do wrong in order not to get the job.

Sorry for the rant... just want to make a point..
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The solution is easy, we all move abroad and then apply for the job we want.. seems to work fine for allot of people.

As many here on Ef, i am in Switzerland for the last 6 -7 months looking for a job, emailing out Cv's,registering with Job agencies etc yet nothing came out of it.

I have mixed feelings when i see posts " i am traveling to Switzerland soon as i got a job offered, i start on monday ".. one side says yes..well done OP, you have secured yourself a job,happy for you..
On the other hand i wonder why companies don't look within Switzerland, surely the foreign people here have the qualifications to-do the job.
It is cheaper as we don't need to relocate and we can start tomorrow.

I have strong (angry) feelings when the OP goes " i am moving to Switzerland soon and my salary is xxxxxx k, is this good ? ".. if i catch one more person doing this ,i am seriously going to freak out.. ungrateful ******, be happy you get a job !

This comes from me being frustrated, but as said, i am happy for those who get a job offered, however it makes me wonder what English speaking job seekers in Ch do wrong in order not to get the job.

Sorry for the rant... just want to make a point..
I know exactly how this feels Joey. I'm looking for work abroad (outside of Switzerland) and nothing really seems to get through. On the other hand, I see ample people getting job offers at some of my preferred geographical destinations. I guess at the end of the day, it's all about patience and perseverence. Hang in there buddy!
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello there,
Anyone knows if there is any job opening for hotels and customer service for english speaking people too?
Thank you..

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The solution is easy, we all move abroad and then apply for the job we want.. seems to work fine for allot of people.

As many here on Ef, i am in Switzerland for the last 6 -7 months looking for a job, emailing out Cv's,registering with Job agencies etc yet nothing came out of it.

I have mixed feelings when i see posts " i am traveling to Switzerland soon as i got a job offered, i start on monday ".. one side says yes..well done OP, you have secured yourself a job,happy for you..
On the other hand i wonder why companies don't look within Switzerland, surely the foreign people here have the qualifications to-do the job.
It is cheaper as we don't need to relocate and we can start tomorrow.

I have strong (angry) feelings when the OP goes " i am moving to Switzerland soon and my salary is xxxxxx k, is this good ? ".. if i catch one more person doing this ,i am seriously going to freak out.. ungrateful ******, be happy you get a job !

This comes from me being frustrated, but as said, i am happy for those who get a job offered, however it makes me wonder what English speaking job seekers in Ch do wrong in order not to get the job.

Sorry for the rant... just want to make a point..
Keep trying, the job market works really slow in Switzerland. Now is a good time to flood the job market with your applications as companies will be looking for new staff when the new year starts. Good luck.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

I would like to know what I am doing wrong or if there is any good and honest advice out there at the moment for me...?

I relocated to Zurich permanently in July 2010 - moved in with my girlfriend and have been looking for a job since then. I am registered with the authorities and have a L-permit/British-SA passport. My gfriend is American, she's been living here for 12 years. I had pre-move talks but that fell through when I got here, reason given - ' we can only employ German speakers'. This coming from a 'financial exchange' company, which has to compete on the international stage. I had 7 interviews with a major swiss bank and then I received a call informing me their headcount had been frozen until Feb 2011 - no guarantee.

I have over 14 years UK/International banking experience, Exec MBA and numerous FSA banking qualifications. I did a 4 week intense German class in September and getting further private lessons over the next couple of weeks. I pick it up rather quickly, because it is similar to Afrikaans (South-African) and we did it for 2 years at school...keen to pursue this further with the backing/support of a new employer. I feel many agencies/headhunters don't or can't help me because my German language skills are limited and it is a handicap. I am registered with many local headhunters, UK agencies, CH job websites, LinkedIn, banking and corporate career sites and trawl the websites daily. Also, working the local and ex-London network and contacts, but without any success thus far.

What are my options, do I startup a business and get out of the financial services industry for good?

Can I apply for jobs that clearly state English&German requirement? I am not being picky and prepared to look at all types of roles, package etc but not even getting to that stage.

Which agencies or companies really specialise in English-only CH jobs? Currently being the key word here.

I am desperate for anything and would look for a temporary type English speaking only job in Zurich, if I knew where... just to do something and get started, settled over here, make it work, pay the mandatory medical aid etc ...

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

EKM

It seems like you are doing all the right things. The first time I came to live in Switzerland I got disheartened because the opportunities did not present themselves. It gets exagerated over winter because you generally have more time at home thinking about the problem. My only advice is to keep moving along the path you are going and the fact you went through an intensive interview process indicates you do have a lot to offer. Keep persevering and it will fall into place for you.

I siuggest targeting only english speaking roles, and there are plenty of these around. If you have a lot of spare time use it wisely to keep moving with your German, one month of intensive classes is not enough. Have a medium term plan to commit to 6 - 9 months intensive until the job drops.

I wish you the best of luck with everything.
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it seems like you are doing all the right things. The first time i came to live in switzerland i got disheartened because the opportunities did not present themselves. It gets exagerated over winter because you generally have more time at home thinking about the problem. My only advice is to keep moving along the path you are going and the fact you went through an intensive interview process indicates you do have a lot to offer. Keep persevering and it will fall into place for you.

I siuggest targeting only english speaking roles, and there are plenty of these around. If you have a lot of spare time use it wisely to keep moving with your german, one month of intensive classes is not enough. Have a medium term plan to commit to 6 - 9 months intensive until the job drops.

I wish you the best of luck with everything.
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Re: Swiss Job market English-Speaking Agencies Zurich

I have taken a look through the posts but only find links jobsites not agencies so I thought I would list a few;

Harvey Nash
Swisslinx
Manpower
Kelly Services
Page Personnel (Michael Page)

Other Sites & Agencies:
http://www.xpatxchange.ch/index.php?...331&Itemid=100

http://directory.justlanded.com/en/S...ent-agencies/1
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

So far these are 49 companies i came across that offer English speaking jobs in Switzerland.
Please find the list linked below.

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I will update when i find more..

Good luck

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi Joey,

NYRSTAR also offers English speaking jobs. Located in zurich. www.nyrstar.com

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Hello there,
Anyone knows if there is any job opening for hotels and customer service for english speaking people too?
Thank you..

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There certainly is, in which part of Switzerland are you looking ?
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