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Old 27.08.2011, 09:02
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New on the forum, wishing to relocate to Switzerland

helloo i am an american ... my parents are from europe i was in switzerland like almost 9 months ago and i fell in love with the country .... and i was wondering how can i live and work in switzerland ????

I mean i am an Medical assitant here in america can I find a job in swiss as an medical assistant in swiss ... if not i have 2 years experience of child care cause i have worked in 2 day cares so i have lots of experience ... PLZZZZ I need someones help ... btw - i have no college degree only high school , plz this is my dream to live in europeee can some give me tip on how i can fin a JOB IN SWITZERLAND SO I CAN WORK AND LIVE THEIR PLEASEE I BEG ANYONE OUT THEIR READING THIS .... ..... THANKS
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Re: I neeeeddd helpppp pleaseee ??

Do you have a European passport?
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Old 27.08.2011, 09:06
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NO i have an american passport
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Re: I neeeeddd helpppp pleaseee ??

If your parents are European citizens than you should be able to apply for a EU passport. That would allow you live here without going thru the pain in the ass permit process. As far as a job, put together a CV & send it out. Good luck!
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Re: New on the forum, wishing to relocate to Switzerland

Where are your parents from?
Is there anyway you can still get a European passport?
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Old 27.08.2011, 09:12
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well my parents dont have their european passports anymore they have american passports .... now its been 7 years that they have gotten it ...

By the way they are from macedonia :-(

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If your parents are European citizens than you should be able to apply for a EU passport. That would allow you live here without going thru the pain in the ass permit process. As far as a job, put together a CV & send it out. Good luck!

no my parents have american passports .... i wish it was that easyy :-(

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Re: New on the forum, wishing to relocate to Switzerland

Have you considered going to Macedonia first to find some work?
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believe me when i say olygirl ..... their is nothing over their .... all i want to do is to live and work in switzerland .... thats all i want and i dont know where to start ???
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believe me when i say olygirl ..... their is nothing over their .... all i want to do is to live and work in switzerland .... thats all i want and i dont know where to start ???
Finding work in Switzerland with just an American passport is hard. Americans who work here are usually either sponsored by a company or are in a relationship with a Swiss.

Here's hoping someone else on the forum can offer you some more useful advice.
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Old 27.08.2011, 09:30
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Re: New on the forum, wishing to relocate to Switzerland

thanks for atleast trying to help me ...... if their is anyone theirrr pleaseeee helppp i need some helpppppp :-S
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Re: New on the forum, wishing to relocate to Switzerland

It will not be easy. As you mentioned you do not have an university degree - have you consider maybe to study first here? Might be easier if you just try to apply for a job
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Old 27.08.2011, 10:01
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thanks for atleast trying to help me ...... if their is anyone theirrr pleaseeee helppp i need some helpppppp :-S
Okay, I mean this in the nicest possible way but this... needs to stop.

This isn't a gamer forum populated by teens, and some of the folks on this forum are people who work in Human Resources departments at their companies. Do you really think they're going to "encourage" you to put a resumé (CV) across their desk after seeing this sort of typing from you? It's okay to be casual here, it's not okay to type in that sort of way that reads like someone's tired whiney 3yo sounds.


Now, on to the more specifically helpful bit:
If you want to get a job here, decide which part of the country where you'd like to be, and learn the language. Being able to communicate well in German, French or Italian, or amazing, but likely very hard to find classes for outside of Switzerland, Romansch, AND English will go a long way toward increasing how tempting your CV would be for employers here, no matter what field.

Secondly, part of the reason you were asked whether you could get an European passport is because due to Schengen agreements between Switzerland and EU, out of available applicants for any job, Swiss are hired first, EU citizens second (this is where your potential for passport comes in) and everyone else last. Medical Assistants are not a "hard to fill" commodity here. There are some good universities with hospitals attached and it seems from what I have observed, that job tends to be filled by students as an "apprenticeship" type position while they're going to school. So, you have to find some way that they "need" you more than they need a Swiss citizen who took English and one of the local languages in addition to their own in school.

So, decide if you want to be hired based on the skills you already have OR figure out how your skills translate into a different job that may be in more demand here.


Another way you could get in here is through studies. Take a look at what's offered at the universities here to see whether there are courses you are ready for "now" (I believe some are offered in English? ) and apply for those schools. UNLESS you have a 4+yr degree, chances are slim that your degree will "translate" into anything that will make you hireable here, just like the US wanting folks to get US degrees and certifications for folks working there, Swiss regulations require Swiss certifications and degrees as well. So, coming out of a school HERE will help provide that step closer to getting a job and a gainful life here.

Good luck!
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Old 27.08.2011, 10:17
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Given that your avatar says "I am Albanian" - there's abig Albanian / Kosovar community in Switzerland. Did you get in touch with them?
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By the way they are from macedonia :-(
The Swiss government is under pressure to stop letting in former Yugo's into the country to be honest with you. The Swiss feel that they let too many in already. +70% of the prisoners inside Swiss prisons were born in Yugoslavia FYI...... Thats one of the major reasons people here support the SVP.

So being an American Yugoslavian will make it harder for you to get in imho.

Since you have no degree I would suggest coming here on a University Program to study if you can. With out it? I think you dont have much of a chance unless you marry a local.
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Ah, it's Racial Slur Day and Superfluous Apostrophes Day all at once in Zug
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+70% of the prisoners inside Swiss prisons were born in Yugoslavia FYI......
Source, other than what that SVP bloke said in the pub?
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source it quickly or get it off please.
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Overall, almost three out of four detainees nationwide are foreign. But this is not because foreigners commit more crimes but rather because they are seen as “flight risks” by authorities, according to a 2006 study by Bern University.
Shame on you Zuger, this is how SVP gets it's membership, through misinformation and fear.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_ne...ml?cid=8167278
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The Swiss government is under pressure to stop letting in former Yugo's into the country to be honest with you. The Swiss feel that they let too many in already. +70% of the prisoners inside Swiss prisons were born in Yugoslavia FYI...... Thats one of the major reasons people here support the SVP.

So being an American Yugoslavian will make it harder for you to get in imho.

Since you have no degree I would suggest coming here on a University Program to study if you can. With out it? I think you dont have much of a chance unless you marry a local.
The Swiss government is under pressure to stop asyl seekers arriving from many countries, especially from those whom who do not allow us to send the asyl seekers back (i.e. Tunesia). I've recently spoken to an employee from a Durchgangszentrum and was told that they are holding more refugees with criminal tendencies than ever before. The daily visits by the police (often more than one a day) offers proof to this statement.

But this is a topic for a different thread.
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Ah, it's Racial Slur Day and Superfluous Apostrophes Day all at once in Zug
Source, other than what that SVP bloke said in the pub?
BIG TOM!!!!!!

None of my Albanian, or Serbian friends have a problem with that term. And every Yugo I have ever played basketball with (in college and pro) use that term to describe themselves. Sorry Big Tom, but you need to actually meet some of these people some day. They dont take stuff like that personal.

The local Gemeinde told me that stat along with the fact that out of the 8 rapes committed in CH in the last decade 4 have been gang rapes by African immigrants. This is part of their immigration speech when you are applying for citizenship (which I am in the process of doing).

Dont think my Gmnde is SVP though.... They are all Yugos who work there!!!!!!
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