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Old 11.01.2012, 17:00
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Just a note to say hello to everyone on the forum, although I ve only recently signed on to the forum we've already used it many times to search for answers and it has helped us greatly so thanks to everyone for all the posts both past and present.

So a little about myself I guess.... My name is James and I've just moved here last week with my partner, We just found out yesterday that we now have an appartment to live in which is great so now just waiting for the contract to come through before forking out our wholesome 3 month deposit.

I am currently looking for work. Back in the UK my main profession was an electrican for 3 yrs (incl course) and a soldier for 5.
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I m currently learning German and have been for the last 8 months but untill now i ve not had the chance to practice so hoping to get better at that (already RSVP'd to the conversation group and looking forward to it).

So thats me in a nutshell
James

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Old 11.01.2012, 17:07
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Hey James,

Nice intro.
Welcome to Switzerland and the forum.

Good Luck with getting settled.
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Old 11.01.2012, 17:13
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Good afternoon and welcome to the ghetto.

There aren't too many bright sparks here, but probably enough to keep you amused.....

Later
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Good luck with settling in.

I'm sure you'll find some work through here.
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Old 14.01.2012, 13:47
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Re: Hello To All

Hey ya James. I've been working in construction here in Zurich for a while now. Do you speak Italian or any of the latin languages ? That would actually help more than the German. Otherwise I would just work hard at getting your German up to B1 or 2 and also learn a bit of building terminology. Things might be a bit quiet till March or April for temp work but once your language is up to scratch just get round to all the recruitment agencies in person. I'll keep my ear out as well....

Good luck mate.....
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Re: Hello To All

Thanks, unfortunately its just English i can speak and still learning German (been learning German for the last 8 months in the UK but unsure at what level I am at, although following you comment I found a site where I can take an unofficial test and find out.... just going to brush up a little first though).

Thanks for the advice and if you do hear of anything coming up then I would be extremely interested in hearing about it.

So do you work in construction? was wondering what sort of work is good over here for the winter if the construction is seasonal.

Any advice would be great.

(I am going to PM you this aswell as I m not sure if the site will tell you i ve written anything..... still new to this all)

Thanks again
James
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Re: Hello To All

Hi
i think you should go for sparky privately, they are so desperately need by the huge expat community here. I search everywhere to get all my plugs swopped over and found one on here and english, but sadly he returned to the UK...
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