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Second-Class Commuter – Showing Status in an Egalitarian Culture


As a Swiss resident, have you ever pondered over your social status living in Switzerland?  Whether the minor details that portray status such as the level of luxury you adhere to while commuting on the train? The transport system in Switzerland is very well laid out and fully planned, so much so that the railway system is the primary commute system for most. Trains have two categories or classes, aptly named the first and second class. The first class is geared more towards “business people” and professionals on their daily commute to work, whereas the second class or lower class is reserved for the “normal” or median people of society. The question arises that, the system set in place is […]

Gaining an Overview of the Swiss Job Market as a Foreigner

HireMeExpress helps you to navigate the Swiss job market.

Are you interested in working in Switzerland? The Swiss job market offers a variety of opportunities for job seekers in industries such as finance, pharmaceuticals, and technology. However, before you start your job search, it’s important to research the industries and companies that interest you, as well as the current job market trends. We understand that researching the job market can be a daunting task, especially if you’re looking for work in a new country. That’s why we offer specific resources to help you navigate the Swiss job market with confidence. By using these resources and doing your own research, you can gain a better understanding of the Swiss job market and find the right opportunities for your skills and […]

Help Your Spouse Adjust to the Host Country – Five Key Principles

Spouse Adjust

Going on an international assignment is often a relationship challenge. Even if you have already been married for a long time, moving abroad can bring out the best and worst in the relationship with your spouse and/or life partner. Gone are the days of the “expat wife” sitting in the expat country club, playing tennis or painting her fingernails at the pool while an armada of the staff was taking care of the driving, children, household, and cooking. Today, life partners and spouses are of all backgrounds and all colors. My observation is that more and more male spouses are joining female expats. We also see more same-sex couples doing assignments together. Some couples plan to have a family while […]

Here are ten questions before you start the new business year

by Angie Weinberger When you are a business owner you often feel torn apart between taking on more clients and providing better service to your existing clients. Sometimes you might even feel that you deserve a higher quality in your personal life. Most business owners I know work every weekend and when they become mildly successful they realize that they have not been in touch with their oldest friends and even their family is often neglected. While you are transitioning from being in the start-up phase where every penny counts to be on a plateau of a revenue stream coming in from existing clients and before you develop your business further ask yourself these 10 questions: 1) How much turnover do I […]

The 12 Days Of Christmas – Lonely Expat in Zurich Edition


The holiday season is upon us, I am sure most of us are ready for a well-deserved break from work. Why do I bring this up? There are two main reasons for discussing it. The first, the more generally known reason is that the human body needs a break to recover motivation and energy. Extensive research by Harvard Business Review has found that more holiday time not only improves energy levels and happiness but is also linked to improved success rate and chances of promotion. You can read the findings of this research here. The second reason is specifically for expat professionals. While the holidays may be a time of joy and happiness for most people, they can be quite […]