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Questions tagged [switzerland]

Questions about the workplace that may specifically relate to cultures, customs, or laws in Switzerland.

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Company promises specific job but changed start time [closed]

My girlfriend received an offer from a Big-4 company in Switzerland in September 2018 for a job starting in October 2019. They told her that they will send the contract later since there is still time....
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Doing independent contracting during vacation time [closed]

I've had my first full-time job for almost 3 months when I got an opportunity to teach a 2-week course for another company on a technology that my current company is about to start using next year. ...
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What is there to gain or lose by 'cooperating' with a recruiting agency as a developer

I encounter a common pattern of interaction with recruiters - a condensed version: R: Our client is seeking a developer with experience in tech X in BTown. Can we schedule a phone call? Me: I no ...
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Are there any illegal job interview questions in Switzerland?

When looking for a position in Switzerland, it is very common to get questions related to gender, nationality, age and others that I believe would be illegal in United States. I have even been sharply ...
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Employer wants me to write down “I accept the termination” on my termination paper

This question basically builds up on this question My employer wants me to write down "I confirm having received the termination and I accept it" on my termination paper. As I'm not happy at all ...
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Reference Check and Job Offer [closed]

I have a job offer and they want to check a reference which I don't want to give. Should I refuse to give it? I told them at the beginning that I could though. How would someone typically handle a ...
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Working in Germany in IT without the language [duplicate]

I've been considering moving to Germany (or the Swiss) for quite some time. I've been studying and now working in the UK for a while as a developer, and am Originally from Easter EU. My question is: ...
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Found my cover letter to a private company online

I applied to private company in Switzerland few years ago and I wasn't selected. No big deal. Problem is that I recently found my cover letter online at some careers website. This was simply by ...
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Asked to join board

The company I am applying for has 25 employees and is lead by the heads of marketing, personell, project management, and development. I am offered the position of a CTO (head of development). My ...
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I matched the job description perfectly, my application was declined, but the job opening was renewed. What to do?

I applied to a job offer and got a phone interview, where I was being appropriate, polite and the guy told me he had a positive impression. Nevertheless, they declined me (without even having a face-...
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Accepting offer that requires a work visa: should I decline other offers?

I have received and will be accepting an offer for a position in Switzerland that requires me getting a work visa (the employer is helping with this). While there's never been a case of someone in my ...
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How to address a professional contact made a year ago?

I need to send an email to a contact I've made a year ago while traveling. I've met this person by popping up on the company and asking if "someone could talk to me." I have interest in working for ...