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Old 10.07.2007, 15:47
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I live in New York and would love to move back to CH. I don't speak the language, I am 59 years old and I ma a real estate sales, after a stint as a computer repair technician, again after over 25 years as a goldsmith. I have a 10 year old daughter and a wife as well. We all have CH citizenship. We couldn't just pack up and move, but I would like to search employment in CH from New York via the internet and perhaps the consulate in New York City. Has any one ever done this and might have suggestions on the approach. Clearly my age might be an obstruction to getting a job, so I might have to use all my skills and be an entrepeneur(I do a little acting as well as modeling, not fashion, haha). If you have any insights or advice and suggestions, please send them my way. I would love to start a dialogue.
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Old 10.07.2007, 16:00
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Re: move back?

Age is unfortunately a big factor, but the citizenship certainly helps. Plus, a goldsmith is probably a high-demand occupation here. I too did a lot of research over the internet in looking for a job, but ended up moving here without one. It all worked out fine, but it was stressful at the same time.

But if its what you want to do, life is short, don't let anything stand in your way!
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Old 10.07.2007, 16:03
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I live in New York and would love to move back to CH. I don't speak the language, I am 59 years old and I ma a real estate sales, after a stint as a computer repair technician, again after over 25 years as a goldsmith. I have a 10 year old daughter and a wife as well. We all have CH citizenship. We couldn't just pack up and move, but I would like to search employment in CH from New York via the internet and perhaps the consulate in New York City. Has any one ever done this and might have suggestions on the approach. Clearly my age might be an obstruction to getting a job, so I might have to use all my skills and be an entrepeneur(I do a little acting as well as modeling, not fashion, haha). If you have any insights or advice and suggestions, please send them my way. I would love to start a dialogue.
-bruce
You're caught a bit between forums here but I think this really belongs in Employment so I'm moving it over there.

My advice would be, if you can afford it, is move over and be immediately available to the job market if the right thing comes along or to start setting up whatever business you might be thinking of (you're welcome to post that idea back in the Entrepreneur forum). Your problem will be the language and this would also help, come over and get learning.
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Old 08.11.2007, 14:39
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Re: move back?

Hi Bruce, your situation is very similar to mine. I tried to find work on the internet, sent my CV to quite a few places but received very polite replies all saying that, once I am actually IN CH, I should contact them again. Thus it looks like we have to actually sell up, pack up, & go there before starting to look. I am positive you would find work quickly as a goldsmith, you dont need to know too much of the language for that (unlike me, being a secretary). Good luck!
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Hi Bruce, your situation is very similar to mine. I tried to find work on the internet, sent my CV to quite a few places but received very polite replies all saying that, once I am actually IN CH, I should contact them again. Thus it looks like we have to actually sell up, pack up, & go there before starting to look. I am positive you would find work quickly as a goldsmith, you dont need to know too much of the language for that (unlike me, being a secretary). Good luck!
Another option would be to come for two or three months renting a furnished place then see how the job hunting goes. If all goes well, then go back home & get ready for the big move. Just an option.
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