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Find a job in Germany

In order to find a job in Germany, you have several options at your disposal : send unsolicited applications, use the Internet, visit temporary work or staffing agencies online or on site, and read job ads in the free, traditional or specialized press. 

Regarding your CV, comply with local requirements: a German CV ("Lebenslauf") can fit on two pages and must contain several important sections such as marital status, education background, miscelleanous trainings, professional experience, knowledge of foreign languages and personal interests. You need to attach a photo to your CV. It is also important to submit copies of your diplomas, grades, employment certificates and any other document related to the information provided in your CV. Write your cover letter as a complement to your CV with a highlight on your personal professional project. 

If you live in Germany as a permanent resident, you can register with a local employment agency ("Arbeitsamt") in order to consult joblistings and benefit from advice from employment counselors. 

  Useful links: 

Arbeitsamt - German Employment  Agency

http://www.arbeitsagentur.de/ 

Monster - Germany 

http://www.monster.de/ 

Scout 

http://www.scout24.de/ 

Athenajob 

http://www.athenajob.de/ 

Adecco Germany 

http://www.adecco.de/ 

Manpower Germany 

http://www.manpower.de/

Last update on 29 September 2009 23:24:40

 Comments

  • beppi
    beppi 16 February 2014 14:19:37

    stepstone.de is another good job portal
    kununu.de gives ratings of companies as employers, written by their own employees.

  • Sandy RäKer
    Sandy RäKer 20 December 2012 12:32:22

    Thank-you for the information, I would like to move to Germany soonest from South Africa. I will begin my job hunt.

  • Friendlymax
    Friendlymax 17 June 2013 09:51:50

    Hi,
    Depends on what city you like to live that you look for a job.
    Cheers
    Max

  • dublin_gal
    dublin_gal 26 January 2012 17:47:58

    http://www.indeed.de/
    Indeed - another handy job site

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