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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi Krigi, you might want to look at communications jobs in the multinationals. It might be worth doing an online qualification, since you already have some experience in that field. You could check out the CIPR website (UK) for that.

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sweet. i will definitely check it out. it amazes me how helpful this forum is, thank you guys!
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Practice in chemistry, English speaker

Hi!

I'm new in Zurich and I'm searching for a job about chemistry and doing practice for getting more experience. I'm still in the last year of the degree so I would like to know any web where they offer jobs for students (english speakers).

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi everyone,
I am living in Ticino for almost a year, and I'm studying Italian, but doing it all by myself is not easy. I have been searching for international companies in the area, but didn't find too many of them. Now I understand quite a lot in Italian, but still I would feel more confident in an English-speaking environment. Anyone having an idea where I should search? All possibilities are appreciated! Have a nice evening all!
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Dear All,

Very informative thread and wanted seek some advice from Locals.

I will be moving to Switzerland mid September from Asia and planning to apply for jobs in Zurich.

I'm currently working as a international sales manager and I'm experienced in international sales for complex/technical machinery or anything related to technical sales.

Is there any special places/agency or approach I should use in Switzerland for job search ? ( I have about 4 months in hand)

I have actually taken note of some of the job portals which was already mentioned on this thread. May be some advice from you all will be helpful.

Since I dont speak German or French I'm pretty much looking for english speaking jobs or similar.

My work experience was gained in German company ( I pretty much travel to Europe for work)

Thanks
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Dear All,

Very informative thread and wanted seek some advice from Locals.

I will be moving to Switzerland mid September from Asia and planning to apply for jobs in Zurich.

I'm currently working as a international sales manager and I'm experienced in international sales for complex/technical machinery or anything related to technical sales.

Is there any special places/agency or approach I should use in Switzerland for job search ? ( I have about 4 months in hand)

I have actually taken note of some of the job portals which was already mentioned on this thread. May be some advice from you all will be helpful.

Since I dont speak German or French I'm pretty much looking for english speaking jobs or similar.

My work experience was gained in German company ( I pretty much travel to Europe for work)

Thanks
What passport do you hold, unless it's EU your probably wasting your time.
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Old 24.08.2014, 11:50
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What passport do you hold, unless it's EU your probably wasting your time.
Non-EU with some sort of German job seeker visa.

My Situation is Unique

I highly doubt it's going to allow him into Switzerland so the only way he can get here is as a tourist. The OP still hasn't made it clear what type of visa he has from Germany so conflicting info floating around at the moment.
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I'm currently holding on to a Germany Job seeker visa ( Once I secure a Job in Germany I will be granted EU Blue card)

This visa which allows me to travel as a tourist to other EU countries. Since I will be based in Germany for about 4-5 months for job search I thought there will be no harm in trying Switzerland as well.

Of course once I go to an interview I can clearly explain to them saying I will need a permit for Switzerland to work legally.


I'm Non EU with Asian Passport and without GERMAN/French knowledge.

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Non-EU with some sort of German job seeker visa.

My Situation is Unique

I highly doubt it's going to allow him into Switzerland so the only way he can get here is as a tourist. The OP still hasn't made it clear what type of visa he has from Germany so conflicting info floating around at the moment.


That's me

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I'm currently holding on to a Germany Job seeker visa ( Once I secure a Job in Germany I will be granted EU Blue card)

This visa which allows me to travel as a tourist to other EU countries. Since I will be based in Germany for about 4-5 months for job search I thought there will be no harm in trying Switzerland as well.

Of course once I go to an interview I can clearly explain to them saying I will need a permit for Switzerland to work legally.


I'm Non EU with Asian Passport and without GERMAN/French knowledge.

Thanks.
Unless you have a totally unique skill, that nobody else has in the EU has, you have very little chance.
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I'm currently holding on to a Germany Job seeker visa ( Once I secure a Job in Germany I will be granted EU Blue card)

This visa which allows me to travel as a tourist to other EU countries. Since I will be based in Germany for about 4-5 months for job search I thought there will be no harm in trying Switzerland as well.

Of course once I go to an interview I can clearly explain to them saying I will need a permit for Switzerland to work legally.


I'm Non EU with Asian Passport and without GERMAN/French knowledge.

Thanks.
What other languages do you speak besides English?

If you speak any Asian languages you could be in with a chance.

I recently found two jobs where they were looking for people who spoke Mandarin and English.

If you have any other language skills, you should target companies in Switzerland do business in those markets.
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Hello Everyone,

I have been a longtime lurker on here and other websites.

I am a recent graduate from United States looking for employment opportunities in Geneva, specifically in consulting, mergers and acquisitions, private banking, or investment analyst.

All the posting i look for require lots of experience or fluency in Germany/French.

I have taken intermediate French but i can only speak basic. My language skills is fading away but I would like an opportunity to work on this.

Can anyone please help me? I would love to move to Switzerland for a year and try something new. (or even if its 3-6 months)

I have found Michael Page and Robert Walters as employment agencies.

I appreciate your feedback!

BTW I only have US Passport

I forgot to mention, i have looked into companies like UBS, Credit Suisse, no luck in finding a position for myself

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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

As a recent grad - that is, no experience, unique skills, track record, or client base - with non-EU citizenship, I'm afraid your chances are not good. In order for the employer to be able to justify hiring a non-EU citizen you have to have demonstrable critical skills that no other candidate in the entire EU possesses.

The big banks are still downsizing, btw. Plenty of finance people on the street, plenty more likely to land there soon.

Your best bet is to look for a position in the US branch of an MNC with a presence in Switzerland, with an eye to applying for a transfer some years down the road.

(And work on your French and German.)
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello everybody, nice to meet you!

I have a simple question regarding internships. I'm 30 years old, am I too old for an internship within a company in Basel?

Thank you for helping me, I'm really worried about it
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello everybody,
I am new to this forum and I am so glad I ran into this thread. I would really need advice from you guys... I have moved to Switzerland earlier this year to get married to my now husband. I got a Swiss B Permit and so far I got all the documents without a problem. My husband is Swiss and he has been working for several years now while I, on the contrary had no luck so far with landing a job. I did my studies in Communication and Marketing, with 2 masters and around 2 years of internship experience mostly connected to Digital Advertising and Online Marketing. My studies and the experience were both outside Switzerland but within EU. I am fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, plus my mother language (Serbo/Croatian). And I have lets say basic-leaning-towards-intermediate level of French (and starting an intensive course next month to improve it)
So far I have sent my applications to many English speaking companies, and only 1/3 of them replied negatively and it's been 2 months since I am actively searching for a job.
Need your advice, suggestions, opinions on the current situation... Please
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

And I trying to find QA Software Testing job, but looks like in Zurich they need only managers or Seniors((
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello all, I'm a German/American dual-national bilingual, with two semesters remaining for bachelors in German Literature and Management Information Systems. I'm currently living in Heidelberg, Germany, after an internship at SAP, and I previously worked at Microsoft.

I'd like to find an internship or work student position in Switzerland that could lead to employment after graduation, and I'm curious to know if anyone has tips to that end. I have to imagine that my qualifications are decent, and I'll be searching the boards for any information I can find.

Any thoughts for me? One hears here up north that the Swiss sometimes tire of Germans looking for employment; I hope that's not too true!
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi Everyone. I arrived 2 months ago to Switzerland and I´m currently looking for a job. I am Spanish and have B permit. I have worked as a change management consultant and also in administrative tasks, always focusing on process improvement. I have a University degree in Business Administration. Anyone let me know if you have any tips?

Thanks so much!
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Good day,

I have a quick question. Ive lived in Basel before and searched for work. But I live in aouth Africa now. But really want to go back. Would it be best for me to be there looking for work or would sending english spesking agencies my cv work?


Current ocupation junior project manager. Completed my diploma last year. And also to finish my aircon certificate in hvac.


Many thanks
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Old 18.02.2015, 11:06
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Good day,

I have a quick question. Ive lived in Basel before and searched for work. But I live in aouth Africa now. But really want to go back. Would it be best for me to be there looking for work or would sending english spesking agencies my cv work?


Current ocupation junior project manager. Completed my diploma last year. And also to finish my aircon certificate in hvac.


Many thanks
I think, if you can afford to do it, moving here would be the best way. Employers tend to want to see people who already have a Swiss permit. Just make sure you emphasize the EU connection as that makes you easier to hire.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi guys I just registered to the site as I am intending to do my Msc in Biomedical Engineering at Bern Uni. I will apreciate if anyone can provide with idea in how to get job while studying. I am from UK able to speak French in addition to English. I am clinical Technologist with experience working in Hospital. I have IT skill and wouldn't mind to do anything else including administration, clerical, clinical or care jobs to keep me going. Please advise with any links
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