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Job search and networking

Are you nearing the end of your studies? Would you like to prepare yourself for the job market? You can find tips and tools for a successful start to your professional life here.

You can start your professional life in a variety of ways. Some start with an internship, a trainee program or a voluntary service. Others find a temporary or permanent job directly, which is possible on a part-time or full-time basis.

Information on entry-level positions can also be found on the websites of the respective universities:

Another useful webpage on career entry is «berufsberatung.ch»:

Job search

We recommend a combination of several approaches when looking for a job. Besides visiting specific webpages of your desired companies, you have the following options:

  • Job advertisements on public notice boards and billboards.
  • Job advertisements on public bulletin boards and billboards etc)
  • Job advertisements online, on (industry-specific) portals and platforms
  • Blind applications to companies where no job is advertised
  • Activation of your personal network (also via social media)
  • Informal interviews

Further information and job portals can be found here:


Networking plays an important role in your job search. Both private and professional contacts can help. Contacting people in the targeted professional field is a good way to find out about areas of activity, projects or vacancies. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who is already part of my network?
  • Which of them can assist me in achieving my goal?
  • How can I expand my (professional) network in a targeted way?
  • How can I make contacts in my desired industry or at my desired company?

Networking does not automatically mean that someone will be able to find you a job directly. Your network can also help you in other ways. For example, by reading your application documents. 

  • Unemployment

  • Application

  • Selection process

  • Fields of (professional) activity

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