Working in Switzerland
Switzerland has a low unemployment rate. Although the cost of living is high, salaries cover expenses and even leave workers with remaining disposable income.
About 70% of employment in Switzerland is in the services sector (Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office). Small to medium-sized enterprises with 250 or fewer employees dominate, employing two-thirds of the workforce.
Applying for a job in Switzerland
Applying for a job in Switzerland can be a complex and daunting process in the beginning. Presentation and support of claims to experience, skills and education are important. In a competitive market, your job application must stand out from the rest and convey a positive image. It is expected that a comprehensive curriculum vitae/resume complete with all supporting documents and references is provided, along with a letter of motivation, which can be the key to being granted an interview.
Of course, luck, timing, patience and tenacity will play important roles in finding a job in Switzerland.
Swiss salary calculator
Once you have been offered a job in Switzerland, check your salary with this highly detailed tool, Salarium (Federal Statistical Office).