Job market

 

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:

 

JOB OFFERS

Here is a non-exhaustive list of key job boards you should know. Some of them have an App.

Business social networks:
Association Suisse des Cadres (FR, GE, IT)
LinkedIn
Swiss Engineering (FR, GE, IT)
Viadeo (FR)
XING (GE)

International job boards (EU, USA, Switzerland):
careerbliss
careerbuilder
cwjobs (for IT in UK)
efinancialcareers (for finance)
emedcareers (for medtech)
eSCjobs (for supply chain in EU)
experteer (for seniors & executives)
glassdoor
GitHub Jobs (for IT)
indeed (global job search engine)
JobTeaser (for young graduates)
JobLeads (for seniors & executives)
monster
SimplyHired
slackoverflow (for IT)

Swiss job boards:
CarriereOnline (FR)
Developpez.com (FR, for IT)
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)
optioncarriere (FR)
publicjobs (FR, GE)

 

CORPORATE DIRECTORIES

Search companies in Switzerland and abroad:
Europages – European Economic Area & Switzerland
Kompass (possible to download data) – 60 countries

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 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

 

EMPLOYMENT 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)

Alumni Contributors can benefit from tailored advice on relevant companies according to needs.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

BóLè Associates
Boyden
DRH Intermational
Egon Zehnder
Engineering Management Selection (CH for Tech jobs)
Eric Salmon & Partners
Heidrick & Struggles
IIC Partners
Kienbaum
Korn Ferry International
Mercuri Urval
Morgan Philips Executive Search
N2Growth
NGS Global
Odgers Berndtson
Page Executive
PER
Russell Reynolds
Signium
Spencer Stuart
Stanton Chase International
TRANSEARCH
True Search

 

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

 

CONTACT
Career Service: career.alumni@epfl.ch