How to Get Introduced to Hiring Managers Through Your Network [Real Story + Example Messages]

I want to share a story with you from one of my coaching clients. It will hopefully inspire you to reach out to your network and provide real value along the way. In my coaching I help my clients to build and establish relationships with peers and hiring managers in Switzerland so they can find…

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Why Relationships are the Key to Your Career Success in Switzerland

At jordico.com I use the tagline “Career Excellence through Relationships” for a reason. Many business decisions in Switzerland are made because of relationships. Hardware and software purchases, government contracts, large cross-company contracts and hiring decisions; many vendors, service providers and job seekers who win the bid can close the sale because of a relationship they…

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15 Actions to Move Forward in Your Job Search in Switzerland

In this blog post, I will give you a list with 15 things to do to get ahead in your job search in Switzerland.   1. Connect 3 people in your network with each other based on their interests, values or passion 2. Include a professional picture in your CV 3. Send a message to…

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5 Effective Job Search Strategies for English Speakers in Switzerland

The major part of my coaching clients are executives and experts from anywhere in Europe who are looking for a job in Switzerland but don’t speak either French or German. This makes the job search not easy in Switzerland because it’s very hard to find a central source of jobs as well as lists of…

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How to Create a Powerful Cover Letter That Gets You an Interview

I have seen countless cover letters over the past years and most of them were mediocre or even had a negative impact on how I looked at the applicant. Because of this, and the fact that I receive questions about how to write a cover letter almost daily, I want to give you some insights…

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The Age of Startups: Re-Think Your Career Path

Many people I work with mainly focus on working for large, multinational corporations. Maybe this is because they never worked for a smaller company or think, smaller companies do not have such an international environment. Maybe it’s also because they think they are more secure working for a big corporation.   In this article I’d…

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The End of an Industrialized Recruitment Era

I recently got inspired by a discussion in our Career Network Switzerland group on LinkedIn to write a few words about this topic. This will not be a how to guide but should inspire you to think different and to reinvent yourself.   If you look at how the recruitment world evolved over the last…

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6 Important Preparations for your Career Transition

Some people come to me for my coaching 3-6 months before they want to change their position, which is the perfect preparation timeframe. However, others come to me when they already are unemployed and are looking for the quick fix, which makes it more difficult for them to focus on the relationship building part because…

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8 Reasons Why HR Rejects Your Application

This is probably one of the main areas of uncertainty in the whole process of hiring because usually, when you get a rejection from a company, it always says something very generic. Therefore it is extremely hard to find out what the reason was. Even if you take the time to call HR, usually they…

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Job Security vs. Career Security

It always shocks me when people call me when they just lost their job and tell me that it was completely unexpected and that they thought, they will stay in this job forever. I can see their disappointment and that they blame the company. I understand, that this is a very difficult situation for people,…

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