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How to Find a Job in Switzerland

I am privileged to have lived and worked in Switzerland for a large part of my life. Despite the complaints and troubles with the banks, the Swiss economy and with it the Swiss job market has been very stable over the last few years.

True, Switzerland has very high living expenses and some of world's most expensive cities are in Switzerland. Just try and go out and buy a cup of coffee, you'll be surprised at how expensive it is!  Thankfully, salaries are generally high and make up for the high cost of living.

High salaries are one of the reasons Switzerland is an attractive place to live and work for many people. Currently, there are over 2 million foreigners living in Switzerland and at least part of them came for work.

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Now, the big question is: how can you find  a job in Switzerland that would allow you to rent an apartment or house, buy a car, go out, travel and more? With a bit extra that you can put aside for saving?

Where to find a Job in Switzerland

The answer to this question can be found on the internet. With the exception of high profile jobs that usually change hands through personal connections and recommendations, most of the job market in Switzerland takes place online.

There are several online job agencies, online job exchanges and job search engines that focus on the Swiss job market. If you are currently trying to find a job in Switzerland, you might want to try one of these two:
  1. jobs.ch: Switzerland's most popular job exchange. It even offers an english version of the website. However, the jobs are published in their original language and are available in either German, English or French. 
  2. 100000jobs.ch: New but very effective Swiss job search engine. This website offers the most jobs (over 100'000) of all job platforms in Switzerland. It also provides more tools and tips for people looking for jobs. For example, the website will help you create a Swiss style CV. No english version available (yet).
Obviously, once you found a job there will be more issues that you'll have to deal with such as work visa, all kinds of permits, flat hunting and more. But with the right job you'll be off to a good start!

Good luck on your job hunt!





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  1. Nice post. Thanks for sharing the information. One can also try searching financejobboard.ch for latest openings in finance sector posted by major recruiters across Switzerland.
    Financial analysts jobs

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    1. One can try but it seems that search quality on this site is not as good as on the other too!

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