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A Hong Kong-based Asian guy wants to pursue a new life in Switzerland

A Hong Kong-based Asian guy wants to pursue a new life in Switzerland since the economy here has been hit hard by months of social movement as well as recent coronavirus. I'm unemployed currently.

I don't speak German, French or Italian, only speak English, Mandarin Chinese, some Cantonese and Thai.

Is it possible to secure a job if I go to learn German for a period of time? And whether Swiss government is very strict about working visa?

Any suggestions? Advices? Or recommendations?

I had a 2-week stay in Switzerland last month, and visited Zurich, Lugano, Interlaken, Murren, Geneva, Rigi and Lucerne. I really enjoyed my time in these nice places.

I was reached by quite a lot of guys throughout the stay, but some are too old or young for me, some are too slutty or slavelike, and some are in open relationships, I'm not lucky enough to encounter a decent person......

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A Hong Kong-based Asian guy wants to pursue a new life in Switzerland since the economy here has been hit hard by months of social movement as well as recent coronavirus. I'm unemployed currently.

I don't speak German, French or Italian, only speak English, Mandarin Chinese, some Cantonese and Thai.

Is it possible to secure a job if I go to learn German for a period of time? And whether Swiss government is very strict about working visa?

Any suggestions? Advices? Or recommendations?

I had a 2-week stay in Switzerland last month, and visited Zurich, Lugano, Interlaken, Murren, Geneva, Rigi and Lucerne. I really enjoyed my time in these nice places.

I was reached by quite a lot of guys throughout the stay, but some are too old or young for me, some are too slutty or slavelike, and some are in open relationships, I'm not lucky enough to encounter a decent person......

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Re: A Hong Kong-based Asian guy wants to pursue a new life in Switzerland

Either this topic is a joke or OP is a joke, in both cases I feel any advice is wasted.

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Itís still 20 minutes to Friday but I guess we start early

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Whatīs a slutty guy?
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Re: A Hong Kong-based Asian guy wants to pursue a new life in Switzerland

Yes, the Swiss goverment are very strict about permits to live/work here. As a non-EU national a Swiss employer has to apply for a permit for you if they want to hire you and have to prove they can't find a Swiss/EU national who could do the job. Plus you need to have a university degree and several years of work experience in the field.

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Re: A Hong Kong-based Asian guy wants to pursue a new life in Switzerland

After living in Hong Kong for quite a long time, I moved to Switzerland. It would be difficult for you to find a job without speaking the local language. The only areas you could have a chance is in finance or in a commercial area with growth prospects in Asia. Switzerland is very expensive, so it is also recommended that you secure a job before moving here. At the same time it is also easier to find a job when you live nearby, you would hardly get in interview from Hong Kong. There are several websites for you to find temporary/furnished flats.
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Do you have British or EU nationality?
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Yes, the Swiss goverment are very strict about permits to live/work here. As a non-EU national a Swiss employer has to apply for a permit for you if they want to hire you and have to prove they can't find a Swiss/EU national who could do the job. Plus you need to have a university degree and several years of work experience in the field.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...zulassung.html

Thatís very kind of you to share the information with me. Thanks a lot.
I do possess university degrees (B.A. & M.A.) and have worked for years in different fields.

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After living in Hong Kong for quite a long time, I moved to Switzerland. It would be difficult for you to find a job without speaking the local language. The only areas you could have a chance is in finance or in a commercial area with growth prospects in Asia. Switzerland is very expensive, so it is also recommended that you secure a job before moving here. At the same time it is also easier to find a job when you live nearby, you would hardly get in interview from Hong Kong. There are several websites for you to find temporary/furnished flats.
Good luck!

Great sharing, many thanks. Could you please send me the links in private?

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Unfortunately, no...

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Re: A Hong Kong-based Asian guy wants to pursue a new life in Switzerland

The tourists want to move here now... Sorry, I had to

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Old 31.01.2020, 10:53
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The tourists want to move here now... Sorry, I had to

This has to be a joke, right?
Could be...on the other hand, who has moved here without ever visiting as a tourist?
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Could be...on the other hand, who has moved here without ever visiting as a tourist?
My husband for one. He hadn't been to the country until he came over for a job interview.
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Could be...on the other hand, who has moved here without ever visiting as a tourist?

I did :-)
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My husband for one. He hadn't been to the country until he came over for a job interview.
Me too, only 2 Skype interviews before accepting the contract. Never been to Europe before. But these are odd cases, most of people get here as a tourist first, or because of having a Swiss bf or gf, family,etc.
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Could be...on the other hand, who has moved here without ever visiting as a tourist?
I did. And I only lived some hours away. YOLO
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My husband for one. He hadn't been to the country until he came over for a job interview.

Good example, thanks!

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Me too, only 2 Skype interviews before accepting the contract. Never been to Europe before. But these are odd cases, most of people get here as a tourist first, or because of having a Swiss bf or gf, family,etc.

Quite an encouragement, thanks!

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I hear the circus is looking for new clowns
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Correct, circuses usually donít ask for permits. But itís full of slutty people, so OP may not want to work for them.
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Correct, circuses usually donít ask for permits. But itís full of slutty people, so OP may not want to work for them.
Not read the Foreign Nationals Act on permits for circus workers and the like then. Nor are they slutty.
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