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Career And Work
07
October
2013
I have always been attracted to everything that’s “FREE”! And who isn’t? Quite like the majority, I would rather choose to save some precious bucks on a free option that kind of takes care of my needs rather than spending unnecessarily. And, the saying “you get what you pay for” isn’t

26
September
2013
The importance of having a target list cannot be emphasized enough. Most of our clients who look for work in Switzerland (but don't have a job) have this pattern of job-hunting:08:00 - 10:00 Have breakfast and drink a surely delicious cup of coffee or tea10:00 - 12:00 Check email alerts for new vaca

25
September
2013
With endless networking opportunities that are being offered to jobseekers today - triggered particularily by the rise of social media in the recent years, there is no dearth of options to choose from in ne

25
September
2013
Networking is pretty much the only reliable way to get yourself a job in Switzerland, at least if your an expat. And yet more than 90% of jobseekers don't know how to go about it. No wonder only every 1 in 2

24
September
2013
Treading carefully between recurrent recessionary phases, the world economy has been and currently is springing unhappy surprises for countries across the world. And whether you like it or not, the Swiss job market has not escaped these negative economic sentiments despite that fact that its economy

02
September
2013
Networking for jobs denotes the situation where you contact somebody with whom you have some sort of referral or other introduction and who you approach in search of specific job leads. Among expats living in Switzerland, at least in case of those who we council, networking seems to be a rather rare

14
August
2013
When it comes to job-searching I must say that there is a great deal of misunderstandings and misconceptions that render job-hunting efforts ineffective.Take the cover letter as an example...This unassuming, usually 1-page-long document sent along with your Swiss resume, is something that many job-s

30
July
2013
Do you actually remember when you were a child, back at the beginning of your journey, and what your dreams were back then? Do you remember those fantasies of yours that kept you awake at night? Who did you imagine to become as you were growing up? And do you remember how excited you felt making the

04
July
2013
Psychometrics refers to a field of study closely related to various concepts and methods in education and psychological evaluation. Initially psychometric tests were designed for educational and psychological situations only. However, psychometric tests are today used in occupational guidance and co

12
June
2013
Most of us have probably a mistaken belief about what a career is, what it means to us and if we should in any way manage it throughout our working lives.To me a definition of career is quite easy. I think of it as an occupation, or an activity, undertaken for most of our day and during a significan

11
June
2013
Recently I have been thinking about “to do” apps, lists, methods, priorities.  We all, at some stage have done so.  We have a lot on our “to do” list and feel that we just need that magic solution for our “to do” list to disappear with the result that we will be productive and efficien

05
June
2013
Our recent article about “” as well as the various discussions we have had in the last several weeks on the subject of helping our clients deal with personal blockers, have inspired me to write more on the subject of personal communication. In fact, I should have dedicated more attention to thi

09
May
2013
Finding a job anywhere – not just Switzerland – and anytime – not just during the economic downturn – is tough, real tough, and this is not because there are always fewer jobs on offer than people applying for them but rather that most jobseekers go a wrong way about it.Here are a handful of

30
April
2013
“In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” - Lee IacoccaYour ability to manage the daily stresses of life is essential to finding the job in Switzerland or realizing any other goals you have set for

23
April
2013
Salary negotiation with your future employer isn’t a particularly desirable activity and most jobseekers in Switzerland would rather have their wisdom tooth removed than engage in a dialog with their Swiss employer regarding terms of employment. Such attitude is perfectly understandable as most ca

09
April
2013
I have recently been asked by Catherine Nelson-Pollard, a very distinguished radio producer at as well as an accomplished and , to come and speak on WRS about finding jobs. I was honored by Catherine’s invitation and enjoyed tremendously speaking with her as well as with her equally accomplished

08
April
2013
Just a few years ago, online jobs were never even heard of. Today, there are countless opportunities to work online from the comfort of your own home. If you’re living in Switzerland and are struggling to find work in the local job market, it could offer the ideal solution. In many cases, the only

27
March
2013
The Swiss are  very exact when it comes to a great deal of things, and statistics are no exception. In fact, the website of the Swiss Bureau of Statistics is one of my favorite destinations...you just never know what you are going to find there. I thought it useful to pull together some interesting

26
March
2013
isn’t necessarily an easy task. In fact, most jobseekers have little idea about how to go about it. And while we may be more or less clear about our career objectives, our skills and competencies, or even the type of Swiss companies or organizations we would like to work for, we very rarely feel q

25
March
2013
If you are considering a move or have secured a job in Switzerland, then at some point you would have to look at the options available to ship your belongings to Switzerland. An international move is a massive undertaking as it is a turning point in your life. It is exciting, but it could also be st











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