122 Companies That Hire English Speakers in Switzerland

Many of you have requested this list because of my recent blog post about “How to Get Introduced to Hiring Managers and HR on LinkedIn” and I took some time to pull together the information. Many of the companies I listed below are past clients of mine or I know people who work there.  …

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Personal Branding for Career Excellence

You can read it everywhere on the web on the most famous career blogs and in magazines. Personal branding is getting more and more important.     Career Development I believe that personal branding will be indispensable for your career development in the future and already is essential today. You will only be able to…

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Get Job Leads through your Network by Sending a Simple Message

When you start looking for a new job, it is essential, that you inform your network about your intentions. Not just for the value that your direct network can provide, but also because of the power of your 2nd tier connections. If you already are in the middle of your job search, it is still…

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How to Get Introduced to Hiring Managers and HR on LinkedIn

I recently discovered that more and more companies pay their employees significant sums just to get recommendations for potential candidates. It made me think about how job seekers can leverage this to get introduced to the hiring responsible for the job. One of my major corporate clients in Switzerland is paying up to CHF 10’000.-…

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Xing Guide 3/3 Connect – How to Search for and Contact the Right People

This is the 3rd and final part of the Xing Guide. You can find the others here:   Xing Guide 1/3 Recruiters – How to find and be found by recruiters Xing Guide 2/3 Events – How to meet potential hiring managers Xing Guide 3/3 Connect – How to search for and contact the right…

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Xing Guide 2/3 Events – How to Meet Potential Hiring Managers

This is the 2nd part of the Xing Guide series. Last time I spoke about how you can be found by and find recruiters on Xing and make sure you enjoy a good service while working with a recruiter. If you missed it, you can read the others here:   Xing Guide 1/3 Recruiters –…

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Xing Guide 1/3 Optimizing Your Profile – How to Find and be Found by Recruiters

A few readers told me recently that they had no idea that using Xing would be useful for English speakers, but it is. Most of the 12+ Million users on Xing are German speakers and it is a great way to connect with recruiters, hiring managers and HR in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.   I…

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8 Things You Must Have to be Employed in the Future

Job search, employment, hiring and recruitment already have changed so much in the past few years and it will evolve even more in the future. It does so at an incredible speed and it’s sometimes hard to keep track.  This is why I’d like to outline a few points about what I believe you must…

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How Xing can get you a Job if you only speak intermediate German

This article is dedicated to show you the benefits of Xing and give you an overview of how to use it for your job search.     What is Xing? Xing has over 12 Million users, mainly in the German speaking part of Europe, and is the largest candidate pool in terms of German speakers.…

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How to Get in Contact with Decision Makers to find a Job in Switzerland

A few readers requested more information about how to get in contact with people making the decisions in the companies. Therefore I am writing this article to make sure everybody can profit from the answers and advice.     The importance of getting in contact with decision makers To get ahead in todays complex world…

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