Frequently asked questions
How does the application process work?
Please refer to the information provided under How to Apply
What documents do I need to submit and what should I keep in mind?
From the outset please send us all your application documents using the “apply online” button on the job you are interested in. Your application should include the following documents as PDF files:
- cover letter
- complete CV
- qualifications and certificates
- work references
- Additional visas/permits (for foreign applicants)
Convert your Word documents to PDFs using one of the many available tools. To scan certificates, you can also use a smartphone if it is equipped with the appropriate scan software. Each PDF file should be no larger than 10 MB. You can upload a maximum of four documents. So it’s a good idea to combine all your certificates in a single document and all your work references in another, for example.
What if I don’t find a suitable position?
If you don’t find a suitable position, we recommend you sign up for our Job Search Updates. This will provide you with regular updates listing the current job vacancies that match your interests. Alternatively you can also send us an unsolicited application, but your chances are better if you apply for a specific position. If you send an unsolicited application, remember to include all your documents and use the cover letter to explain exactly what you are looking for and when you will be available.
Can I apply for several positions at the same clinic (or in the corporate office), or at several different Hirslanden clinics?
Yes. The applications are processed by different recruitment partners who work in-house in the clinics and the corporate office. It’s possible that you might then be invited to two job interviews, for example.
Can I send an unsolicited application ?
Yes. Simply send your application using the “unsolicited application” button on the Job Vacancies page above the list of available positions. We will then review your application and consider you for any available positions that match your qualifications and experience. Please remember to:
- Send us all your documents, i.e. your CV, qualifications and certificates, as well as a convincing cover letter.
- In your cover letter, explain why you are interested in Hirslanden, exactly what kind of work you are looking for and when you are available to start.
Alternatively you can use the Job Search Updates (JobAbo). This will increase your chance of actually getting a job.
I’m applying from abroad. What do I need to take into consideration?
Please refer to the information for Foreign Applicants.
I work for a recruitment agency. How can I submit applications on behalf of my candidates?
Please refer to the information provided under How to Apply.