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Job Resources
Recruitment agencies and Internet-based sources are the most widespread ways of looking for a job in Switzerland.
Employment Trends
Due to the global economic slowdown, moderate growth, in the near term, is expected for the Swiss economy.
Information Technology
Switzerland is one of the leading countries in computer applications and the ICT industry accounts for five percent of Swiss GDP.
Engineering
Although the Engineering sector was hard hit during the recent global meltdown, it is leading the economic rebound.
Accounting and Finance
After a few difficult years, the financial industry is recovering and growing.
Top Companies
The following list represents companies reporting the largest assets/revenues in the country. More than 400,000 additional corporate profiles can be found in Going Global's Employer Directory.
Financial Considerations
Switzerland is known as a country of high wages and a high cost of living.
Work Permits/Visas
Switzerland has entered into agreements with the European Union concerning immigration and employment even though it is not a member.
Resume/CVs
When applying to an international company, an English version of the CV (no more than two pages) should be sent.
Interviewing Advice
The Swiss are very punctual for both business and social occasions and they expect the same from others.
Cultural Advice
Key principles in Swiss society include cleanliness, a strong work ethic and honesty.
Business and Networking
There are many business networking groups in Switzerland, which are useful for finding employment and entrepreneurial contacts.
General Business - Sales & Marketing
Professionals in the sales and marketing fields are widespread and play important roles in the business of almost all Swiss companies.
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