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Hello everyone,
My name is Bernardo and I am just settling-down in Zürich (literally unpacking).

Over the first weeks I will be dealing with all the usual insurance, mobile, internet, transportation and bank-related stuff, which should be a breeze with all the information available here in the forum. I am living in Kreis 6 with my Swiss wife and have a B permit. Now, what I really need to solve is the job issue. I have applied from outside the country but with no luck yet.

I have a master's in International business, and several years of experience in international politics (diplomacy) and also in marketing and data analytics. I DO speak German (C1), besides French, English and Spanish. I think I would fit well in any international-facing position like strategic partnerships, business development, strategic analysis, key account management, etc.

I have applied to positions with the local government, FIFA, the big banks, etc, but I guess the field is to competitive. I am ready to start with small organisations or even completely change my domain. How would you go about it? My network is still very small here.

Thanks for any advice!
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Old 13.07.2019, 12:56
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Welcome to Switzerland and the EF!

Sounds like you should be able to find a position, so good luck.
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Re: Newcomer to Zürich

Welcome to the Forum.

If it's not already, be sure your CV is in the "Swiss style". Especially be sure the CV and any covering letter clearly state you have a family reunification B permit with working privileges.

Otherwise potential employers may see your nationality and toss your CV in the bin, thinking they'd have to work to hire you. Make it easy for the employer.
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Hello everyone,
My name is Bernardo and I am just settling-down in Zürich (literally unpacking).

Over the first weeks I will be dealing with all the usual insurance, mobile, internet, transportation and bank-related stuff, which should be a breeze with all the information available here in the forum. I am living in Kreis 6 with my Swiss wife and have a B permit. Now, what I really need to solve is the job issue. I have applied from outside the country but with no luck yet.

I have a master's in International business, and several years of experience in international politics (diplomacy) and also in marketing and data analytics. I DO speak German (C1), besides French, English and Spanish. I think I would fit well in any international-facing position like strategic partnerships, business development, strategic analysis, key account management, etc.

I have applied to positions with the local government, FIFA, the big banks, etc, but I guess the field is to competitive. I am ready to start with small organisations or even completely change my domain. How would you go about it? My network is still very small here.

Thanks for any advice!
Register at the social office in the area you living. They should help

https://sozialamt.zh.ch/internet/sic...t/de/home.html
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Re: Newcomer to Zürich

Thanks for all this advice. I'll post back on how the search goes but please let me know if you have any further leads you can think of.

Cheers!
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