Moving to Switzerland: First step – Find a Job

Before start writing I want you to know that I don’t want to be a spoilsport. I just want to advise those who are thinking about leaving his country and moving to Switzerland about the importance of getting a job before moving out or planning very, very well the first months of the adventure in order to make it successful.

Time ago I saw a graphic joke on the Internet that it said “today the best start line is… taxi’s line that takes you to the closest airport”. Jokes apart, in 2012 more than 80.000 people went out of Spain to find a job. Among the people that left the country there are those who got a job before moving out and those that took the risk and start their adventure.

In general, I think that leaving a country without any job guarantees is not a good idea because we are not anymore considered cheap handwork (nor want to be) and all Europe is fighting the economic crisis too.

And Switzerland, which is not a part of the European Union, is in the same situation.  Leaving aside language differences, the most evident impediment, there are another factors to keep in mind before thinking in packing your bag and crossing the border:

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