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Old 11.08.2011, 16:52
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Hey people :)

I am a compleetly new member of the site, just reading it since two hours. I am 28 years old, i am coming from Hungary and i have lived three years in The Netherlands. There i have learned my little english knowledge, so please don't judge me if i make mistakes..
I am here to get more information about live&work in Switzerland, how i can get a job, if its through a agency, how or where can i find a cheap or free accomodiation for the first weeks, to read advertisements, to know some people who actually lives in Switzerland.
I also speak german but not very well since i didnt practised it for 5 years...

So please people, if u can help me with any kind of information to reach my Goal, to move to Switzerland, than don't hide it from me...)
I appreciate it

Greetings
Völcsei Péter
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Old 11.08.2011, 17:11
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Re: Hey people :)

Hello Peter, and welcome to our community.

We won't hide any info, if you ask. Specific questions and asked one by one, usually get very good feedback.

There is also a good search function, upper right hand corner, which will yield a lot of answers, too, should you need them. Usually, people tend not to bother if some questions have been asked 100 times already.

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Old 11.08.2011, 20:54
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Re: Hey people :)

I see it wrong in the job advertisements or there are really just for the higher educated people jobs available with english knowledge? I should look in german, there are more jobs in the market??

Greetz
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Old 11.08.2011, 21:15
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Re: Hey people :)

Hi Peter,

Welcome to the forum.

I have heard that it can be quite difficult for non-German speakers to find jobs here, so you may want to first take some classes to refresh and improve upon the German that you do know, before coming here. But it does seem that there are many jobs in the banking and insurance industries here that do only require English (or at least this is what I have been told).

Good luck!
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Old 11.08.2011, 21:29
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Re: Hey people :)

Herzlich Wilkommen.

Or multinationals that has English as the official language.

btw, how do you pronounce Völcse?
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Hi Peter,

Welcome to the forum.

I have heard that it can be quite difficult for non-German speakers to find jobs here, so you may want to first take some classes to refresh and improve upon the German that you do know, before coming here. But it does seem that there are many jobs in the banking and insurance industries here that do only require English (or at least this is what I have been told).

Good luck!
About my german i do not have fears, already now i am practising with my german friends here in the city to catch up a little. I have very good skill to learn languages ( for example i have learned english by myself in two years, without books, dictionary, school, course) i believe for me the best is to be in a german enviroment, and than in two weeks i will be fluent again.
I am sad a littlebit because i do not have any study for the banking neither for the insurance industries sector, i am just a normal worker who wants to see the world to make good friendships
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Herzlich Wilkommen.

Or multinationals that has English as the official language.

btw, how do you pronounce Völcse?
Gruß dich mein freund,

It's easy to pronounce: Völcsei :P in Hungary we have 44 letters in our ABC..wait, i will paste here our ABC;A, Á, B, C, Cs, D, Dz, Dzs, E, É, F, G, Gy, H, I, Í, J, K, L, Ly, M, N, Ny, O, Ó, Ö, Ő, P, Q, R, S, Sz, T, Ty, U, Ú, Ü, Ű, V, W, X, Y, Z, Zs

The answer for your question is: it's easyer to compare it to german because the letter sounds the same, i hope you understand what i meant with..
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Re: Hey people :)

Hello Peter,

Wow, you learnt so much English in two years?
I can’t even begin to describe how I was touched by your wonderful first post. I wish you all the best!

Lengyel, magyar — két jó barát (Pole and Hungarian — two good friends), as an old proverb says.

Sagitta from Poland, in Zurich for almost a year now
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Re: Hey people :)

Hi peter,

First of all, welcome to the forum.
Secondly, Don't ever think we gonna hide anything from you; afterall, it's a thread which has a key idea to share information as much as possible.
Finally regarding job.
As you mentioned, "i am just a normal worker who wants to see the world"I think you need to expand your thread including qualification/work-experience/field of work in which you were involved etc. etc.

You got an advantage that you speak german Use it
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Hi peter,

First of all, welcome to the forum.
Secondly, Don't ever think we gonna hide anything from you; afterall, it's a thread which has a key idea to share information as much as possible.
Finally regarding job.
As you mentioned, "i am just a normal worker who wants to see the world"I think you need to expand your thread including qualification/work-experience/field of work in which you were involved etc. etc.
Hi Sam,

thanks for welcoming one of our latest newcomer.

Just to correct a tad your vision of a thread in the intro sections, we do not expand intros into job advice or job ad section, see the stickies in relevant subforums.

Not to administratively bug anyone, but to keep it neat for those who look for important info, it should all be available in designated areas for quick search in emergencies, etc.

Thanks.
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Hello Peter,

Wow, you learnt so much English in two years?
I can’t even begin to describe how I was touched by your wonderful first post. I wish you all the best!

Lengyel, magyar — két jó barát (Pole and Hungarian — two good friends), as an old proverb says.

Sagitta from Poland, in Zurich for almost a year now

Czesc Sagitta

Polak, Węgier, dwa bratanki I do szabli, i do szklanki Oba zuchy, oba żwawi Niech im Pan Bóg błogosławi

I also know a little Polish )
Thank you very much, i hope that everything will turn out how i have planned..and i will manage to work&live in Switzerland. To find a work is more difficult than i have thought and also i don't know, if there are any agencies who gives you work and accomodiation together, for the first weeks that would be the best and later on i can move apart.

Best wishes from your Hungarian friend
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I have no qualifikation, i was studiing on High school and unfortunatelly i didn't continue of studiing for some reasons. In The Netherlands i was working mostly as a vorklift driver, warehouse worker. In that typ of work i have 3 years experience, i am driving excellent with almost everything what has wheels..so far i couldnt try a race car, cause i had no opportunity.. I also was working as a general labourer, also with tools in a small company making aluminium fences. So the work could be everything, i like to challenge new typ of works
I will continue with practising german, i see that's a usefull advantage there.
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