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Jobs and Business in Switzerland

Expats hoping to work in Switzerland will be happy to hear that finding a job and getting situated is fairly straightforward. A steady economy and the increasing need for qualified workers ensure that expats are welcome both as employees and entrepreneurs in Switzerland.

It is always a good idea to be prepared before making your move abroad. Regarding employment and business, it pays to be familiar with the administrative aspects such as contracts and business structures. However, it’s also nice to be prepared for the social side of your workplace. For example, did you know that kissing on the cheek is considered unprofessional in a Swiss business setting? Read our Jobs and Business articles to make sure you’re prepared for life in and out of the office.

Setting up a Business in Switzerland

Can’t picture yourself working for someone else? Starting a business in Switzerland is generally straightforward when you follow the correct steps. Some types of businesses are much easier to start than others, that’s why it is so important to have a good understanding of what structure will suit your company best, and what you’ll need to get started.

Finding a Job in Switzerland: How to Prepare for the Swiss Workplace

If you want to find a job in Switzerland you can look at company websites, job recruitment websites, social media channels, and newspapers. Make sure your CV is up-to-date with all your past roles, volunteer experience, and other achievements. Once you are offered a job, make sure that you’ve read the fine print of your employment contract and understand the benefits you’re entitled to before signing.

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