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Discussion on: 8 reasons why Switzerland is better than Silicon Valley for Software Developers

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Mika Andrianarijaona

Thanks for sharing this @swissgreg . I personnaly also believe Switzerland is more interesting than SV but I think it's more difficult to get a swiss work permit than SV for non European people. I once applied for one job there and the first question I was asked is if I am european or not, otherwise the company would not even consider my application.

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Yes, indeed it is quite difficult to obtain a work permit in Switzerland when you are not a Swiss or EU citizen. Basically, in order to hire a non-EU resident, the companies have to prove that they could not find a matching candidate in Switzerland or EU (and not many companies are willing to go this hurdle)

The easiest way is probably through the big companies - there are: Google (big office ), Microsoft, Facebook and Apple (smaller offices) in Zurich.

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Mika Andrianarijaona • Edited on

Thanks for the advice. Also I see there is a "Only with Visa sponsorship" checkbox on your website. Maybe that is a way to find companies that are open to help there.

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SwissGreg Author

This might be helpful as well :)