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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

That's exactly the problem. That's not to say that I havent found opportunities that match me, there have been NGO's, Government missions that have had internships which don't require french nor experience. But I haven't had positive responses yet.
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Old 24.04.2017, 18:31
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Have you checked that your CV is done as the Swiss prefer? It's not the same as the UK.

The other possibiity is that your partner tries to get a concubine permit for you. This is for unmarried hetrosexual couples - the Swiss don't really do unmarried, but there you are they try. For this though you'd probably need to show proof of a long term, committed (leading to marriage?) relationship with holiday photos, e-mail correspondence, travel tickets, etc, and your partner would have to agree to be financially responsible for you for 5 years. But at least it would get you a permit which may help the job hunting a bit more.
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I have adapted my CV and I am not in a heterosexual relationship therefore don't fit that bill
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Old 24.04.2017, 19:25
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Then it's a job, more study or a registered partnership for a permit.

Websites to try if you haven't already:

www.jobs.ch
www.jobup.ch
www.monster.ch

You could also look at monster.co.uk - they have an international jobs section though most likely it will be for those higher level positions. Still it never hurts to have a look and it could surprise you.
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Okay. Thanks so much for your help!

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Then it's a job, more study or a registered partnership for a permit.

Websites to try if you haven't already:

www.jobs.ch
www.jobup.ch
www.monster.ch

You could also look at monster.co.uk - they have an international jobs section though most likely it will be for those higher level positions. Still it never hurts to have a look and it could surprise you.
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www.indeed.ch
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Old 26.04.2017, 15:33
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That's exactly the problem. That's not to say that I havent found opportunities that match me, there have been NGO's, Government missions that have had internships which don't require french nor experience. But I haven't had positive responses yet.
Unfortunately, competition for those positions is fierce, because there are many folks like you without the local language skills or much experience. Heck, people want to work for the UN so badly that they can easily get people to compete for and accept completely unpaid internships.
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Unfortunately, competition for those positions is fierce, because there are many folks like you without the local language skills or much experience. Heck, people want to work for the UN so badly that they can easily get people to compete for and accept completely unpaid internships.
I've never understood why people think the UN, Nestle, Philip Morris etc will take anybody just because they speak English.

These big companines and organisations want top level people, speaking several languages and they have the pick of the field as everybody wants to work for them, just to have the name on a CV for later on.

It's a total falacy they'll take anybody, they are pickier than any other employer. A small company may have a use for a native English speaker, but a big one......they all speak English + other languages
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi ShaneeeAJ,

Did you have any luck? I have tried contacting numerous recruiters here without any success (other than a auto response). Its tough to find a job here, i have been looking for some time and haven't a found any recruiter so far to give me a second of there time, nor have i had any success on any of the job boards, even applying for basic admin roles.

I was just curious if you had found the same?

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Hi Peter,

Nope, no luck as of yet, with recruiters nor job boards, but i'm not giving up hope. Are you in a similar position to me?

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Hi ShaneeeAJ,

Did you have any luck? I have tried contacting numerous recruiters here without any success (other than a auto response). Its tough to find a job here, i have been looking for some time and haven't a found any recruiter so far to give me a second of there time, nor have i had any success on any of the job boards, even applying for basic admin roles.

I was just curious if you had found the same?

thanks
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Old 09.05.2017, 17:58
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Be aware it can take up to a year to find a job here, even for experienced/skilled personnel. Swiss companies can be slow to act on applications and sometimes it's just that they're not quite ready for you yet.
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Hi Peter,

Nope, no luck as of yet, with recruiters nor job boards, but i'm not giving up hope. Are you in a similar position to me?
No, it's frustrating, working in recruitment in the U.K, It's really tough not even being able to speak to anyone here, let alone a chance to meet anyone. If you have any luck speaking to anyone, happy to share contacts etc
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Good day everyone,

I am looking for work in Zurich, I stay in Wildberg. I have a logistics degree and an Honours degree in Transport Economics. I'm learning German (slowly) and was wondering if anyone knew of any opportunities for interns/graduates in my field or any related fields. I have already applied to many international companies without any success.
I have a Swiss passport and speak fluent English. I am willing to do any part time work aswell, if anyone needs help with admin, cooking, house keeping, au pairing ect.


If anyone has any information for me, I would appreciate it very much.


Thank you!
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Old 31.05.2017, 13:02
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Good day everyone,

I am looking for work in Zurich, I stay in Wildberg. I have a logistics degree and an Honours degree in Transport Economics. I'm learning German (slowly) and was wondering if anyone knew of any opportunities for interns/graduates in my field or any related fields. I have already applied to many international companies without any success.
I have a Swiss passport and speak fluent English. I am willing to do any part time work aswell, if anyone needs help with admin, cooking, house keeping, au pairing ect.


If anyone has any information for me, I would appreciate it very much.


Thank you!
Several comments:

1. RAV Swiss Job Service: if you haven't already done so, you should plan to register at your local RAV office. They should be able to provide you with advice on how to look for a job in CH and also may provide financial support for a German language course.
- If you are a "returning Swiss" and previously worked in S. Africa (or elsewhere), you may be eligible for a special unemployment compensation program which lasts 90 work-days (four calendar months). Your local RAV office can tell you more.

2. Auslandschweizer-Organisation (ASO): this organization has a webpage on finding a job in Switzerland, which might be useful:

http://aso.ch/en/consultation/back-t...-to-find-a-job

3. Job boards: These two links list many of the job boards in Switzerland:

https://www.ag.ch/media/kanton_aarga...lenboersen.pdf

https://www.biz.erz.be.ch/biz_erz/de...m_Internet.pdf

These three job search engines are particularly good, imho:

https://www.indeed.ch/

http://jobsuchmaschine.ch/de/

https://www.jobagent.ch/ <= code required, generally available from RAV

This is also an interesting website for English-language jobs in CH:

https://jobs.nzz.ch/search?nzzexe_se...nnels%5B%5D=12

For temporary informal jobs, you might want to search tutti.ch and anibis.ch, which are free ad websites. There are often ads for people wanting assistance, e.g., cleaning, helping elderly people, taking someone shopping or driving someone to work, etc.

http://www.tutti.ch/ganze-schweiz/stellen-kurse

http://www.anibis.ch/de/job-job-ange...dvertlist.aspx

Good luck to you!

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Might also want to look at Liliput.ch for jobs in homes and kitas:

http://www.liliput.ch/stellenmarkt?q=english

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I have a logistics degree and an Honours degree in Transport Economics.

Have you tried Kühne und Nagel?

https://www.kn-portal.com/about_us/careers/


(No connection, other than they are located in my village, the company has a good reputation.)
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K&N are big international group. Why would they want to employ somebody in Switzerland who doesn't speak German, yet will require a Swiss size salary. They can either easily employ somebody far cheaper in somewhere such as UK to do exact same job, with todays' communications or employ somebody here who speaks 2 or 3 languages fluently for the same salary.
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Just typed in "freight" and "freight forwarder" in several job search engines and there seem to be at least some logistics jobs in Switzerland requiring English only:

https://www.indeed.ch/Stellen?q=freight&l=

http://jobsuchmaschine.ch/de/jobs/?q...ight&location=

https://de.glassdoor.ch/Job/schweiz-...,25.htm?lst=-1

Might wish to review the category "Transport u. Logistik" at Markenjobs.ch for transport companies with open positions on their company websites:

https://www.markenjobs.ch/jobs/berei...t-und-logistik

The Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce has several members listed, in addition to K&N, which might be worth contacting, e.g., SGS:

http://www.amcham.ch/members/p_naics...cs=48%20-%2049
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K&N are big international group. Why would they want to employ somebody in Switzerland who doesn't speak German, yet will require a Swiss size salary. They can either easily employ somebody far cheaper in somewhere such as UK to do exact same job, with todays' communications or employ somebody here who speaks 2 or 3 languages fluently for the same salary.


Thanks for the positivity

Thank you everyone for all the help. I have registered at RAV and I am finding my feet

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Dear,
I was working in the United Arab Emirates in petroleum company more than 30 years as Receptionist, security and Security Shift leader , controlling CCTV , fire fighting , fire alarms controlling , first aid and HSE. More administrators work supervisor more than 100 security staff and more .
Which to find a sutiable job in the region...
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Saw a cracking job ad tonight, working for a Swiss company in my previous UK job role....

...based in Cheadle, Cheshire! That was quickly followed by another Swiss company offering jobs in Canada.
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