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Old 20.03.2008, 11:01
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi All,
I work for a south African consulting company who often send me to Zurich to work for Sunrise. We are a testing consultancy and as I have been speaking to the Swiss branch I was told that many companies such as UBS and telecommunications company's hire English speaking people, as their "business" language is English (presumably because they speak French, English and German). In Zurich at Sunrise the company is also very diverse and as such they speak mainly English, or at least communicate in it.
My point is that IT sectors of the business world seems to be far more open to English in the workplace.

Does anyone have any experience in Doctors salaries here in Switzerland? Are they government paid or paid by the hospitals/practices they work for?

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Old 20.03.2008, 12:00
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For a person working in the medical sector in SWitzerland(CH) such as a "Doctor" this person may have to re-sit the Swiss examinations to be able to work here in CH in that field.

I knew of a now qualified Swiss Doctor who came from Algeria with a French educational background and was he refused to work here without studying for further 3 years and re-sitting the Swiss examinations.
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

I completed my PhD in Environmental Science and then moved to Switzerland. I also worked as an environmental consultant during my PhD.
I can't comment on the other fields you mention, but I think that the Environmental Science route for a non Swiss national is very tricky because it is government contolled (they are very insular and want only seem to employ people who studied at ETH Zurich). In my opinion (I would love you to prove me wrong!), you have no chance of Environmental Science work without first being at a technical university here in Switzerland.

If this is a possible route for you, then ETH Zurich is your best bet or possibly Lausanne. I was offered a Postdoc at the latter, but completely self-funded, so it was a no go for me.

If you move to Switzerland and take the Environmental Science route, then feel free to send me a PM - I have a fair idea what is out there. You may have more success with marketing or chemistry though......

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Thanks to everyone who has posted for the advice on recruitment agencies and english speking companies.

I was wondering if anyone has any more sepcific information/advice on science related jobs as most of the information so far seems to be for IT, accounting and electrical engineering positions.

Specifically am looking for something in environmental science or chemistry, or perhaps even promotions or marketing for these sorts of companies. Based in Zurich too.

I dont speak german yet - but i have a few months before I move to Zurich and am planning on learning the basics.

Thank you!!
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Old 26.03.2008, 11:42
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

For science related jobs try:

http://www.myscience.ch/jobs_and_careers
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Try this one :www.jobsinzurich.com all English..
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello!

I am italian, trying to move to Zurich as soon as I get a job there.
I tried to apply to several jobs for many months now, but all my applications were rejected.

I have a degree in Languages and a Master in Comparative Literatures (Purdue University), I can speak 5/6 languages and have excellent communications and relational skills.
I also did a marketing and project management internship and have a lot of experience as team assistant (PR, Communications, marketing, HR, project management) in companies that operate on international ground. I travelled a lot and have much experience abroad.
Unfortunately I am overqualified for an adm job, but not specialized enough for any others.
I would welcome any suggestion or information!!

I would be most grateful if someone could tell me how much is the salary for a job as Head Hunter (e.g. at Page Personnel)

Thank you soooo much!!!!
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Old 06.04.2008, 16:20
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hello!
I am italian, trying to move to Zurich as soon as I get a job there.
I tried to apply to several jobs for many months now, but all my applications were rejected.
I have a degree in Languages and a Master in Comparative Literatures (Purdue University), I can speak 5/6 languages and have excellent communications and relational skills.
I also did a marketing and project management internship and have a lot of experience as team assistant (PR, Communications, marketing, HR, project management) in companies that operate on international ground. I travelled a lot and have much international experience.
Unfortunately I am overqualified for an adm job, but not specialized enough for any others.
I would welcome any suggestions or information!!

I would be most grateful if someone could tell me how much is the salary for a job as Head Hunter (e.g. at Page Personnel)

Thank you soooo much!!!!
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi Chris,

Like you I am searching for eng speaking firms in S. and or those that recruit for them - allthough I am looking for medical business role, pharma medical device....I know the big companies and am going to apply directly but a recruitment firm that specailses in this area would be great . Have you come across any...they must be out there !! Any at speacilse in mkt/sales bus. dev that you may have come across would be so helpful.

Good luck in your search

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Hello!
I am italian, trying to move to Zurich as soon as I get a job there.
I tried to apply to several jobs for many months now, but all my applications were rejected.
I have a degree in Languages and a Master in Comparative Literatures (Purdue University), I can speak 5/6 languages and have excellent communications and relational skills.
I also did a marketing and project management internship and have a lot of experience as team assistant (PR, Communications, marketing, HR, project management) in companies that operate on international ground. I travelled a lot and have much international experience.
Unfortunately I am overqualified for an adm job, but not specialized enough for any others.
I would welcome any suggestions or information!!

I would be most grateful if someone could tell me how much is the salary for a job as Head Hunter (e.g. at Page Personnel)

Thank you soooo much!!!!
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One technique could be starting out in Lugano where the Italian will be most valued and then later looking at Zurich. Many are in a similar boat; overqualified and yet not specialized enough.

Given your language skills, should not be a problem actually. They love that in Switz.
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Old 08.04.2008, 13:34
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Thanks for the suggestion, but I'd rather move directly to Zurich, since Lugano is a bit like being in Italy, it's expensive but salaries are not as good as in Zurich.
But the main reason is personal, I have many friends living in zurich. Therefore I wold like to be there.
Thanks anyways!!!
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Old 08.04.2008, 15:42
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Ciao Laurita,

I cannot give you much advise other than DON'T GIVE UP lokking for a job!!! Search the net every day and send your CV to any company or to any job profile you think you more or less fullfill the requirements. And don't let your self-confidence going down!!

It will be only a matter of time believe me. I also had been desperately looking for a job here in Switzerland since September and it seemed to me impossible. But now I have already a nice job offer and I am in the selection process of other two companies.... dont give up!!

Maybe it will help you to move to Zurich as soon as possible and do your job hunting from there. you can considering teaching Italian or working in a restaurant in the mean time to help your finance. Being in Italy might function as a disincentive because they would have to pay your journey and it takes longer.

For the rest... In bocca al lupo!!



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Hello!
I am italian, trying to move to Zurich as soon as I get a job there.
I tried to apply to several jobs for many months now, but all my applications were rejected.
I have a degree in Languages and a Master in Comparative Literatures (Purdue University), I can speak 5/6 languages and have excellent communications and relational skills.
I also did a marketing and project management internship and have a lot of experience as team assistant (PR, Communications, marketing, HR, project management) in companies that operate on international ground. I travelled a lot and have much international experience.
Unfortunately I am overqualified for an adm job, but not specialized enough for any others.
I would welcome any suggestions or information!!

I would be most grateful if someone could tell me how much is the salary for a job as Head Hunter (e.g. at Page Personnel)

Thank you soooo much!!!!
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Old 08.04.2008, 16:13
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Thank you Franci,
your email was very supportive!!! ;=)
I know you have to keep going, but of course self confidence may suffer external happenings which raise or debase it. Well, at least this happens to me.
But I agree you have to be go through it with the knoweldge that it can be hard and frustrating, but you have to go on!
Well, sometimes you just need to hear it, so, thanks!

As for your suggestions, I agree that living in Zurich would make it easier to find a job, but it is not so easy. I have a job in Italy and I am afraid to leave it before I find something sure. But I have a second interview on the 15th for a job that is my dream job, but could be a beginning.
As you said, it is important to be on the spot!

Grazie mille e in bocca al lupo anche a te!
(parli italiano?)
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Old 08.04.2008, 16:32
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Grazie mille e in bocca al lupo anche a te!
(parli italiano?)
yep, italiana!

good luck with your second interview then! and yes, the important thing is to beginn!!!
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

I'm also looking for a job, thanks all for the data!
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

You can also try www.Futurewatch.com I have recently gotten a job in a private bank through them
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Here's another web site http://www.vedior.ch/do.aspx?lng=fr

And also this one : http://www.lohn-sgb.ch/usage/branche.php?l=F to check the salaries....

Thanks for the others web sites
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Old 11.04.2008, 18:22
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You can also try www.Futurewatch.com I have recently gotten a job in a private bank through them
I think you mean www.futurewatch.ch
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi Everyone.

I live in MD/usa, planning to move to Geneva, CH , i do IT work , have an IT degree. My questions are :

1. Whats the status of an American moving to CH as of work ?
2. Do you know anyone to could help me get a job on the IT world?

Thank you so much for your help?
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Old 06.05.2008, 15:43
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Re: English Speaking Companies in Switzerland

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Actually, Zurich (Insurance) is an English speaking language friendly company and has a whole range of jobs available.



www.zurich.com

And go to Careers.

Goodluck!

P.S. I work for Zurich so if you have any further questions, just ask.
Hi, my name is Cori and I'm a 24 year old American who just moved to Zurich and is eagerly looking for a job! I would love to learn more about Zurich insurance.

Thank you!
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Re: [Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

Hi, good morning, everyone, accidentally discover this site and found it very informative.

One question, though, is it really necessary to have French and German skills to be able to land a job in CH. Thanks for any infornmation.
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