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Will your next job application be for a position in Switzerland?
Before you apply it is important to make sure you understand what the rules and regulations are for job applications, and what the expectations are of recruiters and hiring managers.
To help you, I have created the following guide for your next job application in Switzerland.
There are 4 languages in Switzerland:
As a general rule, you should apply for a job in the language that the job application is written in. Pay special attention to the language requirements of the position and be sure to apply using the language required for the position.
For example, there are a large number of regional and global headquarters based in Switzerland, which use English as their ‘office language’. For roles with job adverts in English and state that English is the required language, you should submit your resume in English.
Job postings typically outline the main duties of the role. The description will state the required qualifications and experience of the candidate. To apply for jobs, companies typically ask for a resume, a cover letter, and educational certificates.
Your CV should start with your personal information, including your name, address, phone number, and email. Swiss employers might also ask for your age, gender, marital status, along with a professional photo. It is not compulsory to provide this information, however, you may decide to add these details to your resume.
When it comes to creating a resume for job applications in Switzerland, there are a few guidelines and recommendations to keep in mind:
By following these guidelines, you can create a resume that is both effective and professional. Remember to always focus on showcasing your skills, experiences and achievements that are most relevant to the job you are applying for.
In Switzerland, there are no specific legal requirements for a CV or resume. However, it’s important to keep in mind that certain information should not be included in a resume as it is protected under Swiss law.
By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your resume is both legal and professional. It is important to remember that while there are no specific legal requirements for a resume in Switzerland, it is still important to be honest and accurate in your resume and to avoid any discriminatory or personal information.
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I have spent 10 years recruting for regional and global companies based in Switzerland. I know how companies recruit and what the hiring managers look for in a resume.
If your next job application needs to be submitted in English, please reach out and I can prepare a professionally written resume. Email me today.
Best of luck,
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