I'm moving to Zurich in a couple of months. I'm wondering if I should sign my emails with "Dr" or "PhD" (I have one) when I inquire for apartments?
I would never do this in my own country as I find it incredibly pompous (and landlords would too). However, I've been advised by my future supervisor to give her as a reference and clearly indicate that she is "Dr XXX". Apparently doctorates are much more respected in Germanic countries than where I come from. So would it be appropriate to sign my emails as "Dr. XXX" or "XXX, PhD", to increase my chances? Or would this act as a deterrent?