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Old 17.08.2006, 11:32
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

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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,

Daniel
Daniel, you're aggregating RSS feeds from other sites there?

I also notice that you can register but don't see the benefits nor a privacy policy?

Are you generating income through this site or is it offered from the goodness of your heart?

And it seems slow....
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

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Daniel, you're aggregating RSS feeds from other sites there?

I also notice that you can register but don't see the benefits nor a privacy policy?

Are you generating income through this site or is it offered from the goodness of your heart?

And it seems slow...
Exactly right, i aggregate feeds from different sites based on different keywords, extract some info and categorize them accordingly. Also, the site is not meant to generate income, I created it as a project for my studies and have been redesigning / developing it for the last few weeks.

The reason why I have the registration option there, is that I have the plan to allow companies to add their jobs to a seperate section of the site (for free) and visitors who register (for free) will have the ability to search through those as well.
Your point of a privacy policy is a very good point and something I have not though of (since site has been free and more of a project)...

I am working on the performance issues..

So please don't take my post as advertisement of some sort, its a free site, feel free to use it, it will get better in the next few weeks as more work gets done, i do not intend to make any $,

Greetings,

Daniel
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Old 17.08.2006, 11:50
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

There is a page on JOBPILOT.CH that lists the companies that post on the website:
http://www.jobpilot.ch/companyoverview/

There are probably 500+ companies listed. You'll recognize many of them, and most of the links go to the company's website. The websites in english may be an indication that english is the spoken language.

Good luck!
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

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Really? In what area? IT or finance?
IT (software development).
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Old 25.08.2006, 14:16
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

TTS - Weird. Seems odd since there are plenty of open positions in this area.

Resend to colin (at) swisslinx.com please.
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

Hi there,

If you are still looking for a job in english speaking compnies then you can also try this one:

Global Petroprojetcts Services AG
Uetlibergstrasse 134
8045 Zürich
043 210 22 00

It is the recruitment company, the generall language is english, they take different nationalities and this job is a good start in Swiss, so you can get experience, knowledge and etc.

Try and I wish you good luck in your search!
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

Hi there,

I did not have time to read all the responses, but one agency which I found very good for English speaking positions though they specialise in banking. The link is http://www.futurewatch.ch/. I would suggest contacting Simon Portalski. They are very small, and not well known, but definitely worth a try!!

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Old 09.09.2006, 16:49
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

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I am positive that there are some transferrable skills i.e. relationship management, banking experience, customer service, language skills & etc that I could contribute especially in an admin or junior roles. Then, the job agency would say that I am overqualified for an admin role. So here I am, stuck in the middle of nowhere near a proper position neither a junior or assistant role.

Well, I guess never give up is the key. Have signed up for German class. Hope the situation will improve.

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Did your situation improve?
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

I'm also looking for English-speaking work (in Zurich) and I've gone through all the links listed in this thread so far - thanks to everyone who has posted them.

Here are some links/company names that I've been told hire English speakers:

http://www.ubs.com/1/e/career_candidates.html

http://www.siemens.com/index.jsp?sdc_p=t4ls6o1137454i1136976cdfmunpz1&sdc _sid=22780572044&

https://www.gemoneybank.ch/en/main/about_career_opp.html

http://www.kellyservice.ch/

http://www.adecco.ch/index.htm?cl=e

Swiss Com

Credit Suisse


I've also got some pretty specific questions about jobs in Zurich that I was hoping someone may have advice on:

Does anyone know of any English speaking newspapers / magazines that may want writers / editors / sub-editors? Or any corporate communciations / publishing companies that may? (I'm finding most online ads are for banking or IT!)

Thanks!

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Old 11.09.2006, 13:04
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

I know CS was looking for an Editor recently, try searching their careers pages and see if it's still on offer
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

Hi Duncan,

In Zurich is an accounting company KPMG is a very good one + sometimes German is not needed.

Try it. www.kpmg.com

Also here is a list of Companies with English as Spoken language:

http://www.contentsummit.com/matchma...icipants00.php

Hope that help.

Janet
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Old 12.09.2006, 19:57
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

sunrise (TDC Switzerland) has their official business language in English.

However, if you are customer facing, fluent German would be expected of course, and in reality is used a lot, except in IT )

If you find something interesting, do let me know, because I would get a sign-on bonus

http://www.sunrise.ch/en/uebersunris...jobssuchen.htm
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

nymong congratulations, give us the tips were did you find it. My personal probleme is "over qualify" or "German mother tongue" I am in German level 2 according to the school, but the companies which had been calling me for interview are English speaking.
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

Do you know any places to apply for informal holiday work over the ski-season (december to march)? I have tried most of the hotels but they mostly seem to be full. Does any1 know where you can apply to factories for temporay work. I speak no German.
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

I've been at this for a year and still NOTHING.

*deep sigh*

ohhhh Canada, I miss my job. I miss having money. I miss having something to get up for everyday.
the days of being miserable and stressed are starting to outnumber the good days here. not cool.
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

try arvinmeritor.com based in duebendorf
or
libertycall based in wallisellen
mybluesky.ch
or companies listed on www.xpatxchange.com as most 'should' speak English. Good luck.
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

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mybluesky.ch
or companies listed on www.xpatxchange.com
My Blue Sky is a company that organises training networking events, are they hiring?
Xpatechange is a web site that contains links many different things. Are they hiring? Or did you have a specific section of the site in mind?
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

Hi there, I'm happy that I found this site while browsing for an English Speaking Companies here in Switzerland. I've been here for almost 11 months will be 1 year next month. I just got married and now looking for jobs here. I graduated as an engineer in my country but never really had the chance to practice my field because I worked as a call center agent for 2 years which also indulge in "technical support". I am currently working in one of a fiber optics company in Küssnacht but only as temporary. And I think they are not hiring at the moment. The problem is if there is no work for me that means I don't report to the office. And that means also that my salary is not stable at the end of the month. I would like to work any kind of job as a start.
Once a week, i go to my private teacher for working out my German. But to tell you it's not easy learning this language. At least i'm having fun.
Any recommendations for any English Speaking Companies here is greatly appreciated. Thanks :-)
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

Hello guys,

There were many posts in this thread indicating employment agencies in Switzerland. I visited their web sites but there's nothing there about prices. So my question is: how those companies make money? Do you have to pay a fee when they find you a job or they charge a percentage of your salary? And if so, for how long? Do you have any idea about the values involved?

Thanks!
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

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sunrise (TDC Switzerland) has their official business language in English.

However, if you are customer facing, fluent German would be expected of course, and in reality is used a lot, except in IT )

If you find something interesting, do let me know, because I would get a sign-on bonus

http://www.sunrise.ch/en/uebersunris...jobssuchen.htm

The same goes for Swisscom & Swisscom Mobile, that said, the positions tend to be centred in Bern

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