What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Keep in mind:
- There is no free choice of school for your children, unless you are willing and able to pay for (expensive) private schools. Your children will usually go to school in the quarter you live. If you have specific school preferences for your kids, take this into consideration in the neighborhood choice.
- Not only property prices vary highly between city and countryside, and between the various cantons. Also taxes and costs for (mandatory!) health insurance may vary a lot. Example: the canton of Zug may sound very attractive at first sight, because of the extremely low taxes. You'll quickly find out that this is (more than) compensated by prices for housing. Check out tax and health insurance rates at www.comparis.ch.
What advice would you offer others about finding jobs and working abroad?
Prepare well for applying for a job. Your CV should be complete, well ordered, and must be accompanied by copies of diplomas, job references, and so on, and a good photograph of yourself (no holiday picture!).
The job interview usually is quite formal (suit and tie is an absolute must for men!).
It is not unusual that the employer will ask you about your salary wishes during the first interview, so be prepared for that question. (Continue)