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People who want to work in Switzerland have to have an identity card or a valid passport. You also need an assurance of a residence. With it you are able to apply for a visa for the purposes of employment which you can request at the registration office for foreigners. But it is also useful to go to the police administration office for Foreigners (Bundesamt fuer Polizeiwesen: Sektion Auslands-Fuersorge) to register your arrival.
The health system. It is useful to get informed at your home countrys insurance about the steps you have to take in order for you to be registered in the Swiss system.
Normally the employer will register you with the Swiss National insurance system as well.
In general your examination certificates are recognized in Switzerland. But for some academic professions a Swiss examination will be required. You have to know if your choice profession is included in this category.
> FINDING A JOB
The opportunities and work conditions are the same for foreigners as for Swiss citizens. It could be, and this depends on the Canton where you are looking to stay, that some jobs are only offered to Swiss people. In this case you can ask for an establishment permit which allows you to apply for these kinds of jobs as well.
Switzerland has a lot of offices especially for foreigners affairs. One of them is the Federal Department of foreigners affairs (EDA). This Department is connected with the Swiss Review, a newspaper that provides information about politics, government activities and also job offers. It is published six times a year. You can also find Swiss Radio all-year-round that gives foreigners the same kind of information the newspaper does. Both are an advisory booklet to the Swiss abroad.
Another important department is the Federal Department for foreigners questions (BFA) which also helps you in administration affairs (documents etc). The EDA and the BFA are public organisations. You can also find many private organisations like the business-team-network. This centre corresponds with the University of the Italian Switzerland, and so it presents a lot of job offers, especially for people who are entering the business world for the first time.
The TeleJob is one of the information services of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH). It is in collaboration with companies that want to offer a traineeship (stage work) to young qualified people. You can also get job offers directly from their home-page.
Like in many other countries it is always possible to find job offers in the newspapers.
> USEFUL LINKS
JOB BOX: www.job-box.ch
G&S PERSONALBERATUNG: www.gs-personal.ch
SWISS INFO: www.swissinfo.org
> LOCAL PAPERS
THE EARTH TIMES: www.earthtimes.org
TRIBUNE DE GENEVE EN LIGNE: www.tdg.ch
LA LIBERTÉ: www.laliberte.ch
> FOR MORE INFORMATION
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