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Find a job in Germany

Proper planning is compulsory when looking for a job in Germany. Here are some tips.

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. 

Resume

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. 

Local agencies

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 www.arbeitsagentur.de
Monster - Germany www.monster.de 
Scout www.scout24.com
Athenajob www.athenajob.de
Adecco Germany www.adecco.de 
Manpower Germany www.manpower.de

Last update on 31 October 2014 08:47:53

 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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