Our success rate is high: 65% of our project participants find a job within 6 to 12 months. More than one thousand job applicants have obtained employment and started a successful career through Networking for Jobs. As the leading competence center in Switzerland, we facilitate access to the Swiss labor market for qualified immigrants and Swiss repatriates, thus contributing to the reduction of the lack of skilled employees in the Swiss economy.
Sumon, Ph.D., PMP
I got married and moved to Zurich after having a successful career in international development cooperation in New York and Geneva. I was at a total loss in Zurich’s corporate job markets and had little social capital or useful networks who could really help me with a career transition. Luckily my mother-in-law found an article on Migros Magazin about the Platform and I decided to reach out “Networking for Jobs”. My experience in this organization was a breath of fresh air! Apart from practical advice about international companies and the job markets, the Platform helped me shape a career strategy and provided me with invaluable insights into the Swiss hiring practices and how it can be extremely challenging for foreign female candidates. What is particularly crucial is the Platform’s comprehensive social, psychological and soft-skill support, which has really boosted my confidence. Only four weeks into the Platform, my career transition begins to take shape with concrete results. I feel like the world is once again my oyster!
I came across Platform Networking while looking for a new accounting opportunity in the Swiss labor market. In a market where the success of your search largely depends on connections. They supported my job-search during two months. I had the opportunity, to meet dedicated people, that are well concerned with getting their job done right. It was an awesome experience because I finally met people that helped me to identify the weaknesses I had in my CV and in presenting myself to potential employers. The solution-driven support and the advices I have received in drafting and proof-reading a new successful CV were unravelling. Furthermore, I would recommend this experience to anybody willing to improve his language and interview skills. These are very valuable skills in such a highly competitive market. Your paid membership truly pays for the whole range of services offered. Thank you!
Sevilj, International Business Professional, Researcher und Assistant Professor (Phd.) from Macedonia
Felisia, Ingenieurin from Indonesia
Although I hold a Master’s degree in Engineering, a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and despite my nearly 7 years of professional experience both in industry and academia, I had trouble finding a job.
In 2014, upon the recommendation of my career counselor, I joined the program at the competence center Networking for Jobs. From early 2015 on I attended workshops and language courses, developed my skills and optimized the application process together with my mentors. Finally, in September 2015, I was offered a job and began an internship in a start-up. I am glad that, trough Networking for Jobs, I got my chance to enter the professional world.
Marketing Expert from India
I came to Switzerland in 2010. After I had earned my Master’s degree in International Management, I took a German course and began looking for a job. The result was 5 interviews, but unfortunately all of them were unsuccessful. I saw red, it was time to rethink my situation. That was when I came to the competence center Networking for Jobs in November 2014.
Networking for Jobs’ methodology is phenomenal. I got interview trainings with HR managers, took part in workshops and got to know mentors in good positions at big companies who showed me how to apply for a job more specifically and effectively. Furthermore, I got the chance to practice and to improve my German. I was able to participate in personal and team assessments, which helped me reflect my strengths and work on my weaknesses. In February 2015, after three months, I found a job.
Theres, Project Manager from Switzerland
The tips on my curriculum vitae and motivation letters were very helpful and encouraged me. My mentor provided me with guidance in the NGO world, and I particularly appreciated the commitment of the employees. I felt supported and found my individual needs to be taken seriously.
I was lucky and found a job in a development cooperation organization in a relatively short period of time.