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Old 22.06.2007, 03:54
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Job market for Asian Expats?

Hello

I was wondering if anyone knew the job scene there for Asian expats? I'm Malaysian and was thinking of finding work there but I don't know much about the work scene there and the options available there.

I hope anyone here can share their experiences / information?


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Old 22.06.2007, 08:07
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Re: Job market for Asian Expats?

It really depends on your background and the industry you're going into.

I myself am in the banking & finance industry. For the specific segment that I'm in, quite recently I've had some luck in getting interviews and actual job offers. (Not all were in Switzerland...) I'm of Asian heritage.

If you "sell" yourself as having a niche on Asia, you might be narrowing your options too much. But on the other hand, it could be your ace if a company were looking for someone with an Asian background and require specific skills that match yours. Then it will be relatively "easy" for them to obtain a work permit for you. They really do have to prove that you have the unique skill sets that no other Swiss or EU citizen can offer. Think supply and demand...

I can only speak of the space I'm in within the banking & finance industry. Others may have had different experiences, but really the best thing to do is to research the demand for your industry and see how the "Asia" niche fits in. Then try to submit job applications.
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Re: Job market for Asian Expats?

Hi Brownie.531,

Thank you for your input. I will do my research for this.


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