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Is it easier to find a job in Switzerland if you already have a work permit?

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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?
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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.
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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?

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Old 26.09.2021, 22:51
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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.
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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).
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Do you speak the language of the area that you are moving to fluently?

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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