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Q: Job Hunting (Germany/US, Austria/US, or Switzerland/US) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Job Hunting (Germany/US, Austria/US, or Switzerland/US)
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: frank2-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 17 May 2004 11:56 PDT
Expires: 16 Jun 2004 11:56 PDT
Question ID: 347699
24-year-old male, degree in finance (dean's list) from Drexel Univ.,
Phila., PA, conversational German (German language studies at Goethe
University, Frankfurt), various course work (North Carolina State
Univ., Raleigh, NC).  Extremely high IQ (150++). Superb computer
skills.  Excellent business acumen (founded and ran a successful
company while attending college!).  Definitly wants to work/live in
Germany for at least 2 years, preferably for a German, Austian, or
Swiss company with actual US branches or strong connections.  Will
travel to Germany, Austria, or Switzerland at his own expense for
interviews, if required (meaning, if the main company is German,
Austrian, or Swiss). Particular interests are varied, so long as the
company provides the opportunity for extremely rapid advancement along
with interesting work. Some possibilities: 
financial/investment/venture capital/mergers/acquisitions/investment
banking; automotive industry/(European) manufacture/aftermarket (high
performance)/racing; electonics/high tech/electronic
entertainment/communication/film industry.  Will travel as much as
required, but definitely wants to to live/work in Germany, Austria, or
Switzerland for 2 years or more.  Starting salary not important.
Willing to pay a job placement fee, with the hope of being reimbursed
by the employer when he's proven his worth to said employer.  Can you
supply the names of special employment agencies, headhunters, or
special groups or organizations that could help in finding this
exceptional person suitable employment?

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 19 May 2004 06:44 PDT
Dear Frank, 

Are you an EU citizen? Do you have a job permit in Germany?

Clarification of Question by frank2-ga on 19 May 2004 08:26 PDT
This information is for the son of a close friend of mine who is a US
citizan (as am I and as is my close friend) and, to my knowledge, does
not have a work permit for EU.  I'm sure he will obtain one as soon as
it's necessary.  In your answer to my question, perhaps you could
include some guidelines for obtaining a EU work permit.

Request for Question Clarification by nancylynn-ga on 26 May 2004 13:36 PDT
Hello frank2-ga:

I'm working on your question. Could you please tell me where this
young man currently resides? (If he's in a major U.S. city, he may be
able to go in and interview at an international headhunter's office.)
You said he just finished up at Drexel -- is he still living in

In addition to looking for international employment agencies, I can
also suggest some international companies -- applicable to someone
with a degree in finance -- with branches located in the U.S., and in
one or more of the other countries you named, where your friend might
want to apply for work.

The easiest thing would be for him to be hired by a U.S. company that
has branches in the three countries you've listed and that's looking
for additional staffers in those overseas offices. His employer would
then take care of arranging for his EU work permit, etc.

Best Regards,

Clarification of Question by frank2-ga on 27 May 2004 04:26 PDT
Hello NancyLynn-ga . . . The young man in question lives in Exton, PA
and would be willing to travel to Phila., Washington, NYC, etc. to be
interviewed (by a headhunter or an international employment agency)
for a job at an international company with branches in (or
headquartered in) the US and the other three countries I mentioned. 
He is also willing to travel to any of those foreign countries at his
own expense and be interviewed there by a company, employment agency,
or headhunter. International employment agencies and headhunters who
conduct their business internationally but are located in the US, as
you suggest, would all be of interest.

Thanks in advance -- I look forward to receiving your response . . . Frank2-ga
Subject: Re: Job Hunting (Germany/US, Austria/US, or Switzerland/US)
Answered By: nancylynn-ga on 29 May 2004 18:46 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Frank:
Your friend?s son is clearly an outstanding young man with a great
future ahead of him. I hope the resources I?ve provided will set him
on the path to a fulfilling career -- and many wonderful personal
adventures, too.
Germany has the most opportunities, while Austria is, by far, the
least promising of the three countries your friend has targeted.
According to the U.S. Embassy in Austria:
?Under most circumstances it is very difficult for foreigners to
obtain employment in Austria. This is particularly true at the present
time given the current tight labor market in Austria. Employment by
non-Austrians is generally discouraged and no one other than an
Austrian national may accept a position here without first obtaining a
work permit. Work permits are difficult to obtain and are usually
granted only to persons qualified to fill posts in specialized fields
for which Austrian nationals or other EU-nationals are not available.?
?There are no private employment agencies in Austria. Most American
firms here have only minimal numbers of American employees . . . ?
Going Global:
Provides visa and employment information for 23 countries, including
those of interest to your friend:

Jobline International -- Europe
This is a jobs directory with links to several different agencies in
different European countries. Just keep scrolling and clicking around
the various resources listed here.
This site also links to Yahoo?s Hot Jobs and to,
among other services.


Escape Artist (Overseas jobs):
***** International/Work Abroad:
Germany-USA Career Center:
Search by country at this page:
?The main advantage of the GERMANY-USA Career Center is its focus.  It
combines advanced search technology with our long-time expertise in
this niche market. This is why we are the No 1 source for American and
German companies and small businesses when it comes to recruiting
bilingual professionals. . . .?
Top Jobs:

Excelsior Professional Search Ltd, based in London: 
"Excelsior Professional Search Ltd is a London based, niche market,
search consultancy specialising in recruitment solutions for
information technology vendors, service providers and management
consultancies servicing the Global Financial Markets." (It looks as
though they place throughout Western Europe.)

Fleet Financial Services Recruitment (based in London):


Breitbach, a German recruiting firm
Job Pilot (based near Frankfurt):

ART (Atlantic Research Technologies):
At top left, click ? Sending Your Resume or CV,? to bring up:
The application form.
At ART, also see, ?Information?:
And scroll to bottom of page and click ?Financial Services? to bring up:
for recruitment in the banking and financial services sector. At
bottom of the page, select country of preference for employment.
This is ART?s Current Job Openings page: 
Philadelphia area:
Rice Cohen International, Yardley, PA:

places applicants around the world. Contact:
for an appointment at their Philadelphia office.
New York City:
A.T. Kearney:
Alexander Edwards International, Inc.
Their Web site is currently down, but here?s their other contact information:
501 Madison Avenue
Suite 401
New York, NY 10022-5626 
 (212) 593-4300
 (212) 593-4502
Antal International Ltd.
A Global Recruitment Solution Applied Locally." See their jobs listing page:
APA International Placement Consultants:
April International (Specializes in Finance):
Cook & Associates:
DHR International:

Dryden & Cross

Jeffrey Allan Company
Michael Page International:
Rosenthal Associates International:
Vedior Professional Services


Auto Index: a directory of car makers around the world:
The click on the car company that interests you, for instance:
?Affolter (Switzerland),? which brings up:
which provides a profile of the company, and contact information, and
a link to Affolter?s corporate Web site:  
Audi?s World Site/Careers
Audi?s U.S. Careers page (Audi of America is a division of Volkswagen
of America, Inc.):
Volkswagen?s North American jobs listing:
Volkswagen?s German headquarters:
Daimler Chrysler:
Daimler Chrysler?s Career site:

"Brands & Products":,,0-5-7163-1-74014-1-0-0-0-0-0-8-7163-0-0-0-0-0-0-0,00.html
include Daimler Chrysler Bank:;jsessionid=0000OZNAJTUA41I132ROE22TYYI:vcfqscpk?$part=portal
and a vehicle financing group:
Contact Information:
DaimlerChrysler AG
70546 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 17 0
Fax: +49 711 17 22244 
DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2766
Phone: +1 248 576 5741
Banking /Financial Services:

Credit Suisse Group:
Based in Switzerland, with offices around the globe. 
Credit Suisse?s Careers page lists job vacancies for all its offices, worldwide:
Winterthur Group, a subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group, is an
international insurance corporation, based in Switzerland:
Job Opportunities in Switzerland:
Deutsche Bank:
(At top right, see countries menu; Germany and Switzerland are listed.)

Zurich Financial Services:
Adobe Enterprise Solutions:
Adobe has offices in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.
Deloitte Global Financial Services Industry:
(Locations include Germany and Switzerland.)
The World Bank:
?Bank Careers?
?Open Positions?:
World Bank subsidiary, IFC (International Finance Corporation) has an
office in Germany:
IFC Office - Frankfurt
Bockenheimer Landstrasse 109, D-60325
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Telephone: (49) - 69 - 743 48230
Fax: (49) - 69 - 743 48239
Entertainment /Media:
Bertelsmann (Enormous, global media conglomerate, based in Germany.
Its divisions include BMG music and Random House):
?Jobs & Careers?
In pop-up box, see ?Job Board? in red, at right.
How to Apply...
?Your first step towards a career with Bertelsmann should begin with a
click on the Job Board button. Once there, you should pick a Division
and Job Category that interests you and click on the Search button. If
you can't find a job that you're looking for, then please click on the
Advanced Search button to refine your search criteria.?
IT/High-Tech Recruiters:
Try the Nexus IT/Tech jobs directory for Switzerland and Germany:
International Business Team Network (IBTN):
A German recruiter, specializing in IT. You can review some of the
companies they recruit for. at:
Renate Schuh-Eder Executive Consulting:


Swiss American Chamber of Commerce:

American Chamber of Commerce in Germany:

OBTAINING A WORK VISA: has a comprehensive country-by-country guide on how to obtain work visas:
Also see Work

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"international headhunters" AND Germany OR Switzerland OR Austria
Philadelphia International Employment Agency   
New York International Employment Agency   
Washington, D.C. International Employment Agency   
aftermarket performance racing Europe
auto makers Germany Switzerland Austria
IT high-tech jobs Germany Switzerland Austria
"international corporations based in Germany" [Switzerland, Austria]
"financial services" AND U.S. AND Germany OR Switzerland OR Austria
I hope my research is of help to you.
If you require help navigating any of the above links, or if you need
clarification on any of the above points, please post a ?Request For
Clarification? PRIOR to rating my answer.
Best regards,
Google Answers Researcher
frank2-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $50.00
Excellent Response . . . It will take many weeks to check out the
details.  The effort expended to compile this information is
absolutely exemplary.  Thanks!  Frank2-ga

Subject: Re: Job Hunting (Germany/US, Austria/US, or Switzerland/US)
From: nancylynn-ga on 02 Jun 2004 07:01 PDT
I'm very glad you're so pleased with my work! 

Thank you for the very generous tip. 

Best Regards,
Google Answers Researcher

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