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

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

Swiss job boards:
jobup.ch (FR, EN, GE)
jobs.ch (FR, GE, EN)
JobsForBrains (EN, GE, FR)
ETH get hired (EN, GE)
optioncarriere (FR)
EPFL Innovation Park (EN)
publicjobs (FR, GE)
Jobtic.ch (FR, GE, IT, EN)
JOBEO (FR, EN, GE)
myScience (FR, EN, GE)
CarriereOnline (FR)
Developpez.com (FR, for IT)
Karriereschweiz.ch (FR, GE)

 

CORPORATE DIRECTORIES

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

Search companies in 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
BioAlps – Life science cluster of Western Switzerland

Market intelligence:
MarketLine – Deep perspective on companies, industries and countries
Factiva – Global business data, premium news and insight on companies, industries and executives
IBISWorld – Industry & market research reports in the USA

 

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

State secretariat for swiss economic affairs (SECO) and Regional job placement offices (ORP) (FR, DE, IT)
Swiss employment services association – swissstaffing (FR, DE, IT)
Placement and Outplacement companies
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

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
Global salary online report PayScale (EN) – 94 countries (including Switzerland)
Global salary and cost of living data & calculator SalaryExpert (EN) – 201 countries (including Switzerland)
Global salary survey 2017 Robert Walters (EN) – 27 countries (including Switzerland)

 

CONTACT
Career & Enterprise Service
career.alumni@epfl.ch