Throughout their career, EPFL alumni need to hunt a new position and to send applications through job boards or/and spontaneous applications by using the network. The EPFL Alumni Career Service provides you with relevant information about job market, according to your situation and your profile.
As a contributing member, you can benefit from advice on networking and job hunting or from further information about the job market. Please submit your job issue here.
If your request implies an in-depth analysis, the career advisor will suggest you a 90-minute career support session.
THE EPFL ALUMNI NETWORK
You can access the EPFL Alumni network through different services:
- online EPFL Alumni directory with +35’000 EPFL graduates;
- exclusive EPFL Alumni LinkedIn group with +10’500 trusted alumni members;
- other online social networks: EPFL Alumni Facebook and EPFL Alumni Twitter;
- EPFL Campus App that you can download for iOS or Android;
- more than 170 events organized each year across the globe;
- advice on networking and job hunting for contributing members.
Please find below a non-exhaustive list of key job boards which could be of your interest depending on your profile and objectives. Some of them offer a mobile app.
International job boards (EU, USA, Switzerland):
cwjobs (for IT in UK)
Developpez.com (FR, for IT)
efinancialcareers (for finance)
emedcareers (for medtech)
eSCjobs (for supply chain in EU)
experteer (for seniors & executives)
GitHub Jobs (for IT)
indeed (global job search engine)
JobTeaser (for young graduates)
JobLeads (for seniors & executives)
slackoverflow (for IT)
Swiss job boards:
EPFL Innovation Park (EN)
ETH get hired (EN, GE)
Jobtic.ch (FR, GE, IT, EN)
jobup.ch (FR, EN, GE)
jobs.ch (FR, GE, EN)
JobsForBrains (EN, GE, FR)
Karriereschweiz.ch (FR, GE)
myScience (FR, EN, GE)
publicjobs (FR, GE)
SwissDev Jobs (EN, for IT developers)
Please find below a list of corporate directories to identify potential employers, clients, suppliers, partners, competitors.
You will have more insight about companies and/or market you target.
Search companies in Switzerland:
BioAlps – Life science cluster of Western Switzerland
SwissFirms (possible to download data) – Service provided by the Swiss Chambers of Commerce
VaudEconomie – Vaud economic portal, provided by the Office for Economic Affairs & Innovation
Market business intelligence:
Factiva – Global business data, premium news and insight on companies, industries and executives
IBISWorld – Industry & market research reports in the USA
MarketLine – Deep perspective on companies, industries and countries
Please find below a non-exhaustive list of the key players & institutions offering employement services.
- Placement and Outplacement companies
- State secretariat for swiss economic affairs (SECO) and Regional job placement offices (ORP) (FR, DE, IT)
- Swiss employment services association – swissstaffing (FR, DE, IT)
Contributing members can also benefit from EPFL Alumni career services related to their expectations and objectives.
Please find below a non-exhaustive list of leading executive search companies on an international scope.
Eric Salmon & Partners
Heidrick & Struggles
Korn Ferry International
Morgan Philips Executive Search
Stanton Chase International
Please find below a non-exhaustive list of solutions to get information about salary.
Global salary and cost of living data & calculator SalaryExpert (EN) – 201 countries (including Switzerland)
Global salary online report PayScale (EN) – 94 countries (including Switzerland)
Global salary survey 2017 Robert Walters (EN) – 27 countries (including Switzerland)
Survey on professional integration of EPFL young graduates (FR) – EPFL Career Center
Swiss online salary calculator Salarium (FR) – OFS, Swiss Confederation
Vaud online salary calculator (FR) – State of Vaud, Switzerland
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