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swissbunny 26.09.2021 23:22

Is it easier to find a job in Switzerland if you already have a work permit?
 
Hi.
next month I'm moving to Switzerland and I would like to find a job there. I'm moving from an EU-country. Is it easier to find a job if you already have a work permit? Do I have lower chance to find a job without a permit? What are your experiences?

Island Monkey 26.09.2021 23:30

Re: Is it easier to find a job in Switzerland if you already have a work permit?
 
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Originally Posted by swissbunny (Post 3351036)
Hi.
next month I'm moving to Switzerland and I would like to find a job there. I'm moving from an EU-country. Is it easier to find a job if you already have a work permit? Do I have lower chance to find a job without a permit? What are your experiences?

If you are EU, then a work permit is no issue. As long as you get offered a work contract, you will get a permit no problem. Shouldn't make a difference in getting a job unless the employer has no clue as to how the system works.

st2lemans 26.09.2021 23:33

Re: Is it easier to find a job in Switzerland if you already have a work permit?
 
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Originally Posted by swissbunny (Post 3351036)
Hi.
next month I'm moving to Switzerland and I would like to find a job there. I'm moving from an EU-country. Is it easier to find a job if you already have a work permit? Do I have lower chance to find a job without a permit? What are your experiences?

Do you speak the language of the area that you are moving to fluently? :confused:

Tom

Medea Fleecestealer 26.09.2021 23:51

Re: Is it easier to find a job in Switzerland if you already have a work permit?
 
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Originally Posted by swissbunny (Post 3351036)
Hi.
next month I'm moving to Switzerland and I would like to find a job there. I'm moving from an EU-country. Is it easier to find a job if you already have a work permit? Do I have lower chance to find a job without a permit? What are your experiences?

You won't get a work permit before you move here. What you get when you register is a residence permit which allows you to live here. If/when you find a job then you take your employment contract to your commune/gemeinde admin office and show it to them and they'll start the process of getting the work part added to the residence permit.

If you can line up a job beforehand then of course you can do two in one, but employers here are strongly encouraged to employ people who already have a Swiss residence permit so it may depend on what you have to offer any potential employer.

doropfiz 27.09.2021 00:00

Re: Is it easier to find a job in Switzerland if you already have a work permit?
 
In all your job applications, you should state clearly that you are an EU citizen. And if/when you get to an interview, should remind the employer that this means you will get a work permit automatically (conditional, I believe, only upon your earning enough to support yourself).

swissbunny 27.09.2021 00:14

Re: Is it easier to find a job in Switzerland if you already have a work permit?
 
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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3351042)
Do you speak the language of the area that you are moving to fluently? :confused:

Tom

Yes, of course, I'm moving to a German-speaking area and my German is B2, my English is also B2.


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