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Hello

I'm new to the forum which looks great. In fact I'm so new to Switzerland that I'm still actually based in France. I have a job interview in Zurich next week - so I'm trying to determine how feasible it would be to live there if I got an offer, I'm also looking in Geneva area - boring IT manager type stuff. So I hope to join you guys soon

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Are you implying that we're all boring IT managers ?

(only joking, welcome !)
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Hi and welcome.

Depends if you speak any of Switzerland's languages or not. If you know some French then Geneva and Western Switzerland will be the best place to look or over the Eastern/Zurich side if you know some German. Also depends if you want to learn/improve any language skills you have. Don't forget that English is unlikely to be the office language as well so contracts, regulations, etc., will be in one or more Swiss ones.
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Actually I don't find all IT managers boring in fact some are very good fun to work with. I've been in France for 20+ yrs so am fully bilingual - my German is OK - but I would love to improve it in Zurich - just a long as its not some kind of Swiss dialect - I already have a Nortern Irish accent in english - that's bad enough ! The company Im interviewing with is American Mulitnational - so working language is English
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That'll make it much easier then. If you want to improve your German then it's got to be the Zurich area for you. There will probably be some Swiss German to be found, but if you work on your High German you should be okay with the Swiss version, I think.

But then I'm a language dunce. Wish I could speak more French than I've managed so far.
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