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New here, ex french, ex scottish!

Hi!
A quickie, as I am new here...
I was french from Lyon, and near Cannes... Always hated here!

I moved to Scotland for 5 years, and due to redundancy I moved again, now i'm kind of homeless looking for somewhere to live and work...

I consider south England, Ireland, Switzerland (why???), or maybe Poland to move and work... Ideally I would go to Australia, but it would means the end of relationship with Girlfriend and its difficult decision to take...

I am experienced in Linux support Engineering, Field Support Engineering, IT Support, Multimedia.


I think I only consider Switzerland because I heard it's good money, but initially I'm not very keen about "them"... that's quite close minded I know... I'm a bit annoyed by the fact that they mention "locals preferred" in some adverts, especially as they suppose to be "international company"...

Oh and I don't speak German, which seems to be a plague for working there!!

Well oh, I will appreciate private messages about Australian from the few Australians here, or anything else by anyone, really!
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...Oh and I don't speak German, which seems to be a plague for working there!!...
Hi and welcome to the forum, Coursebou. Mais tu devrais le savoir, français est aussi parlé ici.../You should know, French is also spoken here. So give it a go, try at least Geneva and the surroundings. And if you're keen, do the looong journey to Zurich and the rest of the country There are some nice surprises waiting for you here!
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Hi and welcome to the forum, Coursebou. Mais tu devrais le savoir, français est aussi parlé ici.../You should know, French is also spoken here. So give it a go, try at least Geneva and the surroundings. And if you're keen, do the looong journey to Zurich and the rest of the country There are some nice surprises waiting for you here!

Thank you!
So far I got rejected to 7 job I applied for in Switzerland...

Looks like i'm not going to make it!
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Re: New here, ex french, ex scottish!

maybe you move closer to Basel or Geneva and you have a better chance.
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maybe you move closer to Basel or Geneva and you have a better chance.
Thanks!
But I applied wherever in Switzerland really, a few jobs where even in "lausanne" area, french speaking...

But I just got a new collection of rejected emails... I'm very qualified and have good experience, to be kicked so fast and early in the recruitment process is annoying!

I don't know to which point they prefers nationals, and to which point I should focus on getting a job there or somewhere else!
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Re: New here, ex french, ex scottish!

I suppose I should be nice to newcomers but...

My tip would be: If you already don't like Switzerland and Swiss people don't come. There are enough swiss-despising french people working in Geneva and around.

You won't be happy but most of all you will be taking a job away from someone who doesn't have such a negative mindset.

IMHO You should follow your dreams and move off to Australia.
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I suppose I should be nice to newcomers but...

My tip would be: If you already don't like Switzerland and Swiss people don't come. There are enough swiss-despising french people working in Geneva and around.

You won't be happy but most of all you will be taking a job away from someone who doesn't have such a negative mindset.

IMHO You should follow your dreams and move off to Australia.
Yes at least they won't put into international jobs' advert: "locals preferred"...
But you are right to say that I suppose...
I would like to try though as an effort to "Open Minding", but if they discriminating like this, I won't make it!

In a British country even if they always a bit "protective", they welcome you if you have the right skills...
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Yes at least they won't put into international jobs' advert: "locals preferred"...
But you are right to say that I suppose...
I would like to try though as an effort to "Open Minding", but if they discriminating like this, I won't make it!

In a British country even if they always a bit "protective", they welcome you if you have the right skills...
At the moment times are hard for everyone. I'd imagine finding a job in France isn't that easy either.

I suppose the reason they put "locals preferred" in job ads is that the companies have a job getting work permits for foreigners, you shouldn't take it personally.
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Re: New here, ex french, ex scottish!

Welcome
You seems a little disappointed..... isnt it?
But I think you have a lot of experience working in different countries, you can speak more than one language.

Chances of finding a job are good, just keep on trying.

And when you have a lot of e mails with ...negative reply... it means that soon you will have a positive reply.

Be optimistic and be creative.

best of luck
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Welcome
You seems a little disappointed..... isnt it?
But I think you have a lot of experience working in different countries, you can speak more than one language.

Chances of finding a job are good, just keep on trying.

And when you have a lot of e mails with ...negative reply... it means that soon you will have a positive reply.

Be optimistic and be creative.

best of luck
Hi!
Thanks for the welcome
Yes I suppose you are right, it just been since April I am looking for a job, end of June I decided to relocate and moved out, and since then still nothing...
And It has nothing to do with skills but with crisis talk, you have to make extra efforts to please agency's staff and it's quite annoying...
And when you read "locals preferred" its a bit dissapointing...


I also left Scotland because in Crisis time it appeared I was still a "foreigner" (after 5 years there, and 1 degree and 1 Msc): 3 different agency staff asked me: why aren't you going back home??

So I told them what else can I do to be accepted than working, studying, and living here?


Anyway, that's me right now, thanks for the welcome and hopefully I'll work there soon so we can have some drinks and enjoy!
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