Here you find information about visas, work permits, social insurance, living and working in Switzerland and much more:
In Switzerland, companies generally expect the following formats and information in your application:
👉 arrangement of all information and documents chronologically backwards.
👉 curriculum vitae in the language in which the job profile is advertised!
👉 a professional picture.
👉 references and/or information on reference sources.
👉 copies of your diplomas/certificates.
👉 Information on your last and desired salary (only if required).
👉 a valid work permit for Switzerland.
Depending on industry, company, hierarchical or security level, your documents and data will be subjected to intensive background checks!
If you're not sure which documents you should provide, don't hesitate to call the company you'd like to apply and ask for the person in charge of the vacancy.
IMPORTANT: Avoid applying with a standard CV; invest some time and focus on the position advertised and on the company!
Even though many vacancies are written in English, do not underestimate the fact that English is not an official language in Switzerland.
When German and French are indicated as "great advantage" or "an asset", then you should be aware that this is the mother tongue of your future colleagues a/o customers!
If the advertisement text is written in German, German is usually also the internal business language!