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Finding a job in Switzerland

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I am privileged to live and work in Switzerland. Despite the complaints and troubles with the banks, the Swiss economy and with it the Swiss job market has been quite stable over the last few years. True, Switzerland has very high living expenses (go out and buy a cup of coffee, you'll be surprised!) but also salaries are pretty high (in general) and, therefore, life as a whole quite livable. :-)

I would assume that also for foreigners, Switzerland would be an attractive place to live and work. If not to settle, then at least to spend a few months or even years here. Yet, 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?

The answer can be found on the internet (surprise surprise). There are several online job agencies, online job exchanges and job search engines that focus on the Swiss job market. If you are indeed trying to find a job in Switzerland, you might want to try one of these two:
  1. 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 therefore in German, English and French. 
  2. Relatively new but effective job search engine. This website offers the most jobs (about 80'000) and more tools and tips for people looking for jobs. For example, the website will help you create a Swiss style CV. Sadly, there is 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 visas, permits, flat hunting, etc. But sincerely believe that with the right job you'll be off to a good start! :-) Good luck on your job hunt!



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

    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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