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Moving to Zurich soon, Starting to get nervous:S

Hello all, Moving to Zurich in a week and I am starting to feel very nervous

I currently live in Scotland and i am moving over because my Boyfriend has been giving a three month secondment with his work and has asked me to go with him. I am feeling a bit worried now because I am going over to try and find a job (really hoping i find something) and I only speak English so i know this will be a huge barrier when trying to find work. On top of that I am not even really sure how to look for work when i arrive!

If anyone who has been in the same position could offer me any advise i would be v.Greatful
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Old 25.01.2011, 16:58
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Hello all, Moving to Zurich in a week and I am starting to feel very nervous

I currently live in Scotland and i am moving over because my Boyfriend has been giving a three month secondment with his work and has asked me to go with him. I am feeling a bit worried now because I am going over to try and find a job (really hoping i find something) and I only speak English so i know this will be a huge barrier when trying to find work. On top of that I am not even really sure how to look for work when i arrive!

If anyone who has been in the same position could offer me any advise i would be v.Greatful
Not sure you area of employment, but are you planning to be only in Zurich for three months?
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Old 25.01.2011, 17:06
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Re: Moving to Zurich soon, Starting to get nervous:S

I am really just looking for any type of employment I can get.

Only staying for three month, so probably would need to look for temporary work maybe within the tourism industry or like bar work. I have tried to look on the internet but not having much luck!
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Re: Moving to Zurich soon, Starting to get nervous:S

Just take it easy
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Old 25.01.2011, 20:22
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Re: Moving to Zurich soon, Starting to get nervous:S

It's going to be difficult to work in the service industry without the language.
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Re: Moving to Zurich soon, Starting to get nervous:S

Hey!
You'll find a nanny/babysitter/au pair job no problem, they usually preferw you to speak english anyway to help the kids to learn. Plus the hours are usually pretty laid back and no training or anything so can just jump into a job. Check the jobs offered section on here, always stuff like that going. Good luck!

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You'll find a nanny/babysitter/au pair job no problem, they usually preferw you to speak english anyway to help the kids to learn. Plus the hours are usually pretty laid back and no training or anything so can just jump into a job. Check the jobs offered section on here, always stuff like that going. Good luck!
Seriously? I wouldn't want anyone looking after my little one that didn't at least have a first aid qualification and previous experience with good references. Also I would expect them to have a police check to make sure they weren't dodgy.

Maybe I'm just being an overprotective mother

Anyway, to the OP, enjoy your time in Zürich. I'm sure you will love it with or without work (personally I would take it as a chance to relax).
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Re: Moving to Zurich soon, Starting to get nervous:S

Maybe Zurich will be easier to find work in, but realistically the chances of finding something for only three months are pretty slim.
Then again.....if you don't try you'll never know.

Good luck in your search, and if you don't find something.....just enjoy your time here as a tourist. All the best from a fellow Scot.
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Seriously? I wouldn't want anyone looking after my little one that didn't at least have a first aid qualification and previous experience with good references. Also I would expect them to have a police check to make sure they weren't dodgy.

Maybe I'm just being an overprotective mother

Anyway, to the OP, enjoy your time in Zürich. I'm sure you will love it with or without work (personally I would take it as a chance to relax).
Well I have none of that and got a job here fine, so good luck on the job hunt!
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Re: Moving to Zurich soon, Starting to get nervous:S

Thanks for the advice This is now my second day here, i am just taking it easy the now and getting to know where everything is. Maybe i will just remain a lady of leisure
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Seriously? I wouldn't want anyone looking after my little one that didn't at least have a first aid qualification and previous experience with good references. Also I would expect them to have a police check to make sure they weren't dodgy.

Maybe I'm just being an overprotective mother
I think the same. I am not a mother but I have been working with children for years and as a (hopefully soon to be) mother but also as a Nanny I understand the importance of at least: experience, CPR /First Aid Training, police check and references. So I wouldn't hire a childcarer if she doesn't have these and I would be surprised if a prospective employer wouldn't ask me for at least: minimum of experience, First Aid Training and police check.

But you have the advantage of being a native English speaker so keep searching for jobs, eventhough is bit difficult to find one only for 3 months as a childcarer. But maybe you can find a nice job in another sector. There are lots of ads here so keep searching!
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