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Soon new in Zurich from Milan

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first of all thanks for who manages this platform. A lot of juicy content!

I decided to accept a job offer in Zurich starting September, still don't realize how shocking would be the life change.

I hope to find a warm local and expat community, people make the city.

On top of that, another challenge will be to find a job for my fiance, italian lawyer focused on legal counselling. She speaks Italian, Portugese and English.

I really hope she can find something in about 6 months. What would you think? Would you suggest her to focus on a german course/ undertarking examinations for the swiss bar or just applying to all the open positions?

We are a 'young-seasoned' couple (33yrs) and look forward to meet new friends as soon as we'll relocate.

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Re: Soon new in Zurich from Milan

With those language skills she'll probably find a job fairly quickly. The internal language in many companies in Zurich is English due to the mix of nationalities, but it would still be a good idea to learn German. Perhaps move a month earlier so she can enroll in a course and start to practice in her daily life.

As to sitting the examinations for the Swiss bar exams, I'm sorry I cannot comment as I have no knowledge of this.

All the best for your move and future life here.
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Re: Soon new in Zurich from Milan

Welcome! Zurich is a wonderful city!

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What would you think? Would you suggest her to focus on a german course/ undertarking examinations for the swiss bar or just applying to all the open positions?
Yes, all of the above.

To live fully in Zurich, to work well in Zurich, to be able to read about and take part in discussions about social and legal trends in Zurich, to be able to talk to one's legal colleagues in Zurich: learn German, learn German, learn German.

To find work: apply for anything that's advertised and doesn't need German, and to many companies and organisations, especially, of course, international or Italian ones, which have not advertised.

To take the exams: learn German, learn German, learn German. To be able to pass such exams, her level of German will need to be really good. So: learn German, learn Ger... you get the point.
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Re: Soon new in Zurich from Milan

And learning some zuri-deutsche probably wouldn’t hurt.
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Re: Soon new in Zurich from Milan

Yes, next year. The main word to learn in Züridüütsch, immediately, is "Grüezi". Beyond that, work on High German. The dialekt will follow later.
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I really hope she can find something in about 6 months. What would you think? Would you suggest her to focus on a german course/ undertarking examinations for the swiss bar or just applying to all the open positions?
I worry when I see a someone setting a deadline for a partner finding a job, especially given the economic disruption that we are seeing (and will increasingly see) due to COVID.

Yes, your fiance might get lucky and find a job quickly - or it make take quite a long time. Many trailing spouses - successful, highly qualified, sought-after in their own countries, but without a network, recognition, or local language skills here - struggle to find their feet. Many have to completely re-invent themselves once here.

If a partner is moving here on your behest, you should plan for a financial future together with only your salary. If you can't sustain that, think very carefully about your plans.

(Then when your partner lands a job in her field or launches a new career, you're well ahead of the game.)

I'll second the 'learn German' advice... but with a twist. Try to do as much of that German learning within the context of her profession as possible.



ETA with the most important part: Wilkommen in der Schweiz! Wishing you two all the best with this new adventure.

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Re: Soon new in Zurich from Milan

Your fiancée should start putting out feelers now so she can hopefully start interviewing ASAP. For example, accounting firms often hire a larger batch of people at the start of their business year, which is different to the calendar year, e.g. starting on October 1st. Then there is often a lull up until the new year. So she needs to get into gear right now.
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Re: Soon new in Zurich from Milan

Thanks all for the suggestions!

To clarify: I have clearly planned the financial aspects considering she won't be working. It's not strictly a money matter though, rather having the opportunity to grow as a professional.

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Friends,
first of all thanks for who manages this platform. A lot of juicy content!

I decided to accept a job offer in Zurich starting September, still don't realize how shocking would be the life change.

I hope to find a warm local and expat community, people make the city.

On top of that, another challenge will be to find a job for my fiance, italian lawyer focused on legal counselling. She speaks Italian, Portugese and English.

I really hope she can find something in about 6 months. What would you think? Would you suggest her to focus on a german course/ undertarking examinations for the swiss bar or just applying to all the open positions?

We are a 'young-seasoned' couple (33yrs) and look forward to meet new friends as soon as we'll relocate.

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