Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Introductions  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 21.07.2013, 09:57
miniMia's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: romandie
Posts: 9,991
Groaned at 101 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 9,106 Times in 4,522 Posts
miniMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

Quote:
View Post
Did you try to get contacts in Switzerland throught your background ?


adding : you probably already have this list http://www.fhs.ch/fr/addresses.php?list=39 from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH
Excellent!

The third watch company on the list is in Lugano: Alfex SA.
I'm sure the OP will find a few others.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 21.07.2013, 11:20
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Ariana_K has no particular reputation at present
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

Quote:
View Post
Did you try to get contacts in Switzerland throught your background ?


adding : you probably already have this list http://www.fhs.ch/fr/addresses.php?list=39 from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH
Thank you! That's one place I didn't think of checking but very familiar with!
I am reaching out to everyone I know or can think of... It's exhausting
I will consider Geneva since all the companies are located in that area.
You guys are great!
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Ariana_K for this useful post:
  #23  
Old 21.07.2013, 14:40
FMX's Avatar
FMX FMX is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: BE
Posts: 698
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 455 Times in 258 Posts
FMX is considered knowledgeableFMX is considered knowledgeableFMX is considered knowledgeable
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

Quote:
View Post
Hello, I'm new to this forum. I'm an American from Los Angeles and would love to find a job so I can move to Switzerland. If anyone can guide me, would really appreciate it.
I want to move for a better life, living conditions and better future.
Quote:
View Post
....Also don't forget that life here is very different from in the US. You may not like it here so moving here without actually visiting the country could become a recipe for disaster. A long term visit of up to 3 months will give you a chance to experience everyday life here.
Ariana_K I’m local here but have lived in L.A. for some time ; I can’t recommend enough the advice of Medea ! Before looking for a job, come over here, check how’s life in Switzerland and make your own opinion of the country. You may find that there is a chance for a better life….or, as many coming from the US,rather the opposite and that Switzerland isn’t the better place one had immagined. Read and research as much as you can about Switzerland and the Swiss! IMO this is the first step towards a better life in another country.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 21.07.2013, 17:22
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 21,840
Groaned at 391 Times in 302 Posts
Thanked 16,784 Times in 9,471 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

FMX is right, some people love it, but others hate it. This is just one of the latter:

Why i'm leaving Switzerland

So come over and check the country out, investigate the costs of property rental, food, transport, etc, and see if you think you could be happy here.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 21.07.2013, 19:53
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Ariana_K has no particular reputation at present
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

FMX, Thank you! that is a great suggestion and I will considering to do. When do you think is the best time of year to go? Is 2 weeks enough to be able to make an opinion?
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 21.07.2013, 20:03
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Ariana_K has no particular reputation at present
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

Question off the subject: in some cases after each reply, there's a thank you section. How do you thank someone's post? Is there a specific button?
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 21.07.2013, 20:05
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

Well if you want to come to Watch Valley, do get in touch and I'd be happy to show you around. Accommodation is actually very reasonable in the area- do ask for ideas and recommendations if you decide to come, from 79 CHF to 105 for local inns and B&Bs.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 21.07.2013, 20:14
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 21,840
Groaned at 391 Times in 302 Posts
Thanked 16,784 Times in 9,471 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

Quote:
View Post
Question off the subject: in some cases after each reply, there's a thank you section. How do you thank someone's post? Is there a specific button?
You haven't made enough posts yet. I think when you've done 10 it'll appear.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 21.07.2013, 20:14
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 10,953
Groaned at 84 Times in 80 Posts
Thanked 18,341 Times in 8,199 Posts
3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

Quote:
View Post
Question off the subject: in some cases after each reply, there's a thank you section. How do you thank someone's post? Is there a specific button?
You'll see it after you have 10 posts. It doesn't show up on some sections, like off-topic.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 21.07.2013, 20:22
FMX's Avatar
FMX FMX is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: BE
Posts: 698
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 455 Times in 258 Posts
FMX is considered knowledgeableFMX is considered knowledgeableFMX is considered knowledgeable
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

Quote:
View Post
FMX, Thank you! that is a great suggestion and I will considering to do. When do you think is the best time of year to go? Is 2 weeks enough to be able to make an opinion?
It is difficult to say if 2 weeks are enough. Important would be to check the aspects you expect to be better here, in fact to check as much as possible how life is here: appartments, social life, transports, consumer's life, school for your children, etc... The best would be to rent an appartment IMO.
Best time of the year? I'd tend to say November or January. Switzerland, as any country, is wonderfull when the weather is nice (usually during our summer time) and in winter with (in the past years a lot of) snow you'll feel on vacation, the country shows its "postcard side" with full of outdoor activities, that could be misleading. In November and January methink you'll see the more real Switzerland. You'll see what kind of social life we have when it's (more) cold and grey outside.

By the way, what do you think would be better in Switzerland ?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank FMX for this useful post:
  #31  
Old 30.07.2013, 18:22
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Ariana_K has no particular reputation at present
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

Thank you Odile for your generous offer. I will consider getting in touch when I get there. @FMX, I'm planning on visiting in October. Looking for affordable tickets at the moment. I would love to be able to experience the life and surrounding beforehand. I have applied to a position in Neuchatel! So we'll see!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Ariana_K for this useful post:
  #32  
Old 03.11.2013, 13:20
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: England
Posts: 10
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lmbrocklehurst has no particular reputation at present
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

Hiya, I was just wondering how you're getting on with the job hunting? I'm english and I moved to Switzerland nearly two years ago to work for VF Corporation. VF are based in Stabio which is 30 min drive from Lugano. All business is done in English, it's a very multicultural team, there are many brands and VF are experienced in relocating good people into Switzerland. You should take a look at their website and I hope that you find something suitable.

Good Luck!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 03.11.2013, 13:23
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 30,706
Groaned at 2,210 Times in 1,644 Posts
Thanked 36,929 Times in 17,488 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

Quote:
View Post
VF are based in Stabio which is 30 min drive from Lugano.
IF there is no traffic.

With traffic, it can be an hour or more.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 03.11.2013, 13:29
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: England
Posts: 10
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lmbrocklehurst has no particular reputation at present
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

No way is it an hour or more! I do this journey every day and it takes 30-35 mins - NEVER more.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 03.11.2013, 13:36
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 30,706
Groaned at 2,210 Times in 1,644 Posts
Thanked 36,929 Times in 17,488 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Looking to move to Switzerland. Lugano area preferably

Quote:
View Post
No way is it an hour or more! I do this journey every day and it takes 30-35 mins - NEVER more.
My wife was living in Stabio when we met (and for several years until she moved in with me), I have certainly spent more than an hour getting to/from there during periods of heavy traffic.

Fortunately, most of the time I was traveling by bike, so could lane split, but in a car, forget it.

Tom
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
help tips, job advice, job applications, jobs, move to switzerland




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking to move to Winterthur area Simon & Nicky Introductions 2 23.08.2010 12:05
Living in the US .. Looking to move to Switzerland! Married to a Swiss. Please Help. Nate.Fernandez Employment 40 17.09.2008 01:19
Need advice: Im a Dietitian looking to move to Switzerland Rebecca26 Employment 0 19.11.2007 20:49


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:36.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0