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Old 19.03.2015, 22:48
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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
I think the uni may have a jobs going noticeboard or something similar. Note though that you can only work 15 hours a week. And you do realise that in Bern canton they speak German, don't you? To get a French speaking part-time job you'd need to travel at least to Fribourg, Neuchatel or Jura cantons. Fribourg is bi-lingual so you might even need German there too.

A couple of general job sites:

www.jobs.ch
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According to the Bern uni website you'll also need 15% German to do your course.

http://www.zib.unibe.ch/content/mast...index_eng.html
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Thanks
I missed to mention that I am able to speak Germany and met the 15% required to study MSC level. I still have till October to move in but need to get myself prepared and knowing the legal requirements. Please do I need visa as British to study and work in Switzerland? What are the other legal process please?
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Old 20.03.2015, 08:23
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Yes, you need a permit (not a visa, that's something different) to study here, but so long as you get accepted into the uni that's not a problem, you being an EU national. Your student permit automatically includes the right to work though, as said, you're limited in the number of hours a week you can work. It's also worth checking with the uni on whether there's any restriction to when you can start any employment, I know some unis here don't allow students to work for the first 6 months of their course.

Have you read through this for your application?

http://www.zib.unibe.ch/unibe/lehre/...MScBME_eng.pdf

Note too that you will need Swiss health insurance cover so you need to get that organised once you move in. You'll have 3 months to get it done, but it will be backdated to the date you register as being resident in Switzerland (when you apply for your permit basically). If you search "student insurance" on the forum you'll find several threads on the subject.
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Thanks for all yrs response. It has been very useful. May I know if 15 hrs work can be sufficient to cover my living cost during my studies? How to get sponsorship or scholarships to study in ST. ?
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hey everyone , I'm planning on moving to Switzerland (no where in particular locked down right now ) mid-late may . I only have some basic German and just wondering where is my best shot at getting a job with English. I have 2 years bar experience and also have a Bacherlors degree in commerce specialising in human resources although I havent had a job yet in that field . I'm open to any job whether it's in hospitality or on a production line etc.. If anyone has some tips out there for me I'd really appreciate it .
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Old 11.04.2015, 19:53
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Without speaking at least one of the Swiss languages (German/French/Italian/Romansch) then your chances of getting work are very limited. A Bachelors isn't really that great here, most employers want to see a Masters on your CV. The less qualified/skilled you are the more you need to speak one of the above languages to a reasonable level. Even a waiter is going to need to be able to take customers' orders in German in Zurich. If you can find an Irish pub that might be a possible, but that's about all I can think of employment-wise.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi!

What I can recommend is staff-finder.ch
If u have any kind of permit you can register than select what kind of job you are looking forward and they will send u work offers via email.
These are part time jobs!! but its more than nothing.
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Hi everyone,

I have moved to Zurich from the UK a month ago and have been issued with a B Swiss Work Permit. I have written on the forum before arriving here but I am just hoping to get some advice and perhaps a job lead if I am lucky. I have been applying for jobs since I arrived here, and many months before arriving here. I have contacted agencies and also applying directly. I appreciate the fact that I am getting a lot replies saying that they are impressed with my CV and qualifications, however no interviews lined up yet. I have a Bachelor's in International Relations and Politics and a Master's Degree in International Relations (Diplomacy). I speak several languages, but not German yet, although I have started to learn. I have 10 years experience as an Interpreter/Translator, 6 years experience as an Accounts Assistant (part-time), 6 years Sales Consultant (part-time) and 3 months experience in an International Organisation as a Program Assistant. I am looking for a job in my field, International Affairs, in progressive organisations, but I am open to suggestions and can discuss if there are any other offers. I can also work in banks, especially PEP Desks (Politically Exposed Persons' Desk), where the requirement is to hold a BA or an MA in Politics and International Relations and not always need to have knowledge of German. I am happy to start as an Intern, Junior or an Assistant.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. My list of places I have applied to is getting bigger and bigger as I am trying all the pages that everyone is mentioning.

All the best,
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

We are 2 Romanians living in US and we were thinking of moving back to Europe. We choose Switzerland because of the high quality of life and I was wondering how is the job market in the Basel area. I am a lead developer here, working with Microsoft technologies (C#, MVC, SQL Server) and I have over 12 years of experience of which 5 are telecommunications and last 5 finance. I looked at some of the job sites posted on this topic, there are some C# positions, but very few at the lead/manager level. IS the job market so low, or it's just the language requirement that reduces the number of positions? Also, what chances do I have of finding a position without actually being there?
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi have you found any job?

I have a plan to settle in Switzerland and i hold 2 yrs experience in import and export , in U.A.E and hold both driving license , what are the ways to find a job and can i have a details about hard way ...

thank u soo much
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi Dinesh,

I can tell you from my experience of living in Zurich for 6 months, I am pleasantly surprised from the number of connections I have made and people trying to help me to get a job. I have met 3-4 people over coffee and discussed my CV and my career options. Use Linkedin to its maximum please and connect with likeminded people, send messages. Send your CV, qualifications and at least 3 references to a lot of recruitment agencies. I have had one agency contact me with a possible job, not in my field, but it is still a job. I am also waiting for another reply from another big institution regarding a job there, so all in all I would I have positive words to say. Although it might be hard without German, it is not immpossible. If you make the right connections and try hard to apply for a lot of jobs, not just the ideal ones, you will get there.

Lots of positive thinking and attitude, hard work, action, connecting with the right people and a good Swiss style CV (with e picture on it). I wish you luck in achieving whatever you want! With hard work, you might get there later than you thought, but you will get there!

All the best,
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Old 19.12.2015, 20:07
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Hi have you found any job?

I have a plan to settle in Switzerland and i hold 2 yrs experience in import and export , in U.A.E and hold both driving license , what are the ways to find a job and can i have a details about hard way ...

thank u soo much
The hard way is the only way - get a pre-approved job offer from a Swiss employer. There's no other way for a non-EU national to move here unless married to a Swiss/EU national.

Any employer here has to prove they can't find a Swiss/EU national who could do the job as they have priority over non-EU nationals. The criteria for hiring is here:

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...zulassung.html

Frankly I suspect that there'll be many EU nationals who can do import/export so unlikely you'd be successful with your plan.
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Sorry, didn't realise that you are not an EU national. In that case it might be harder than I explained.

Thank you Medea for giving a more realistic answer in this case.

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Hi guys. I would enquire about how much chance a foreign graduate has without working experience on the Swiss job market? I am Hungarian and have a MSc degree on the field Finance (investments and risk management) from home. I speak English and German. I would be lying if I said these are fluent (both levels are B2 officially), but in my opinion those would be enough for a job. For example would I have a chance to take part in a graduate program at a big bank (UBS, Credit Suisse, etc)? Unfortunately the requirement is fluency in both languages at many places. And honestly I don’t know how much I would be welcomed as an East European without references… Or rather should I try at job agencies? Altogether what do you think what are my prospects? If there are at least a few, how could I launch my career in Switzerland? I am interested in many fields of finance (prefer asset management and investment banking). Thanks in advance for your comments.
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Financial sector has been shrinking these last few years, but have a look at these websites and see if there's anything suitable.

www.jobs.ch
www.jobup.ch
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Hi guys. I would enquire about how much chance a foreign graduate has without working experience on the Swiss job market? I am Hungarian and have a MSc degree on the field Finance (investments and risk management) from home. I speak English and German. I would be lying if I said these are fluent (both levels are B2 officially), but in my opinion those would be enough for a job. For example would I have a chance to take part in a graduate program at a big bank (UBS, Credit Suisse, etc)? Unfortunately the requirement is fluency in both languages at many places. And honestly I don’t know how much I would be welcomed as an East European without references… Or rather should I try at job agencies? Altogether what do you think what are my prospects? If there are at least a few, how could I launch my career in Switzerland? I am interested in many fields of finance (prefer asset management and investment banking). Thanks in advance for your comments.
If you don't have a work permit in Switzerland - I think the chance is close to 0. (Unless you have some super valuable skills or project experience. But as you are a graduate, I think you don't)

If you have - the best way is to collaborate with the agencies like Page Personnel, HAYs, Manpower e t.c. or to scout for internship programs directly at the sites of your target companies.

Based on my experience of job-search, I can tell that nobody cares about your Eastern Europe origin (I am Russian and it has always been ok). What really matters - is your communication skills, motivation and professional background. The stronger they are - the more chance you have.
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Hi U can also use nevoo.ch , it's super good job search website!
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Hi U can also use neuvoo.ch , it's super good job search website!
Sorry its neuvoo.ch !
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Administrative Assistant (only English required) Basel


http://www.jobs.ch/en/job.php?pid=105&_source=j_feeds&iid=6844593

This is not a job ad. I have no affiliation with the company. I came across this vacancy today - maybe someone on the forum finds the tip useful.
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another one

http://new.joomla.futurewatch.ch/joo...nt-pa/186-5721

"- YOU MUST HAVE excellent English language skills (mother tongue or equivalent level) and very good German"
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