Everything about working in Germany: job search, open vacancies, drawing up documents and resumes, job interviews, work permits, fraud prevention and exchange of experience
This section of the site is devoted to employment in Germany. It is useful not only for those who live in another country and are interested in working in Germany, but also for those for whom Germany has become a home, and who are currently looking for a job. Here you will learn where and how to look for jobs, as well as how to prepare the necessary documents, including a resume and cover letter, prepare for a telephone conversation and an interview with the employer. In addition, a number of articles are devoted to general issues of the German labour law: the right to rest leave, sick leave, protection against dismissal, and much more. When looking for work, it is important to protect yourself from scammers, as well as from unscrupulous intermediaries and illegal forced labour.
We invite you to share your positive or negative work experience in Germany or to make your comments on the pages of this section.
German labour law
Here you will find out what legislation in Germany regulates labour relations, as well as get basic information about working hours, annual paid rest leave, sick leave, guaranteed wage, salary rate. In addition, you will find information regarding dismissal and employment references.
- German laws
- Working hours
- Vacation, Rest leave
- Sick leave
- Wages, Salary
- Dismissal from work
- Employment reference
Jobs in Germany for people without knowledge of the German language
Information on why on the German Internet you can find a lot of job offers in English, Polish, Russian languages. This page contains all the latest posts about vacancies put in the Internet newspaper: both for skilled and unskilled employees.
How and where to find a job in Germany: 7 ways to search independently
In Germany, the search system for vacancies is very well developed. The Federal Employment Agency has at their disposal a number of excellent tools. In addition, there are many online labour exchanges, as well as search engines on these exchanges and enterprise sites. Job fairs are regularly held in different cities of Germany, providing for the contact between professional employees and employers of the country. In our article we describe 7 ways of independent and convenient job search in Germany.
- German labour exchange
- Newspapers with vacancies
- Online labour exchanges
- Job search engines
- Searching for a job directly
- Personal network and job search
- Job fairs
Employment agencies, recruiters, job intermediaries in Germany
If an independent job search does not bring the desired results, in Germany a job seeker can turn to the services of recruitment agencies and job intermediaries. In addition, a special type of employment is work in temporary work agencies. Learn about all of these agencies and the advantages of finding a job with their help.
- Federal Employment Agency
- Temporary employment recruitment agencies
- Recruiters, recruitment agencies
- Employment intermediaries
Permit to work and stay in Germany, the EU Blue Card, residence permit
Not every foreigner can come to Germany and begin working here, this requires a work permit. No permits are required for citizens of the EU countries, skilled professionals from a number of other countries have to obtain the right to stay or reside in Germany, as well as the right to work. Learn from this article where and how to get such permits.
- Permit for citizens of the EU and the EEA
- Permit to stay in Germany
- Germany residence permit
- The EU Blue Card for Germany
- List of professions in demand
- The EU long-term residence permit
Confirmation of diploma (nostrification), foreign education, proficiency testing in Germany
Recognition of qualifications, education received in another country is a process of comparison and possible equalization of acquired foreign qualifications with the local German ones. Some professions in Germany are regulated, which means that without this recognition, it is impossible to work in this profession. In addition, recognition of a foreign education degree increases the chances of getting a good job in Germany. Learn from this article how to go through the process of qualifications recognition, confirmation or evaluation of a diploma, how much this procedure costs, and what to do if you do not have documents confirming your education background.
- Recognition of qualifications
- Diploma confirmation
- Analysis of professional skills
- German language proficiency
- Consulting centers
Assistance and protection from forced labour, slavery, exploitation, human trafficking in Germany
When looking for work abroad, you can very quickly come across job offers from recruiters for forced labour and slavery. Find out by what signs they can be identified, how to protect yourself and where to look for help in a desperate situation. Here you will find helpful tips and stories of victims.
- Modern slavery and forced labour
- Work abroad and path to slavery
- Secure yourself when looking for work abroad
- Signs of a recruiter for slave trade, forced labour
- Assistance to victims of slavery and forced labour
How to recognize and protect yourself from fraud and deception when searching for a job and during employment
When looking for a job in Germany or any other country, you can find a huge number of ads that are placed by scammers in the hope of stealing money, property and even the identity of people looking for work. Learn on this page how to recognize scammers and what will help protect yourself from fraud and scammers.
- Fraud in job advertisements
- How to recognize fraudsters and scammers
- How to protect yourself from cheating
- Assistance to victims of fraud
- Stories of victims
- Employer reviews
Documents and information as to employment in Germany
To be able to get a job in Germany, a new employee needs to provide the necessary information and supporting documents. This includes a work permit, social insurance participation, tax number, and other information. Find out on this page what documents and data are needed and how and where to get supporting documents. The article also contains information on the conclusion of an employment contract.
How to make a resume for obtaining work in Germany: rules and examples of resumes in English and German
How to make a resume, a personal history report and a cover letter for a job search and job placement in Germany? Which font to choose? What documents are included in the classic resume and how to distribute them? Where to find and download sample documents for free? You will find answers to these and many other questions in this article.
- Rules of drafting a resume
- Title page and photo
- Covering letter
- Autobiography, curriculum vitae
- Copies of documents
- Open job application, the so-called initiative resume
- Folder, File with documents
- Resume via E-Mail
- Resume samples, examples
Job interview in Germany: tips, questions, practice
Find out how the interview is held when applying for a job in Germany in person and by telephone, what questions they ask, how to prepare for and behave during the interview, appearance.
- Preparation for the interview
- How the interview is held
- Dress code
- How to behave
- Questions on the part of the employer
- Questions on the part of the employee
- After the interview
- Telephone conversation
Sharing personal positive and negative experience about working in Germany, stories about working in Germany and Europe
On this page of our website, we invite you to share your experience in looking for a job, obtaining a work permit and getting a job in Germany, as well as read about the experience of other visitors to our site.
Assistance to migrants in employment and integration in Germany: help services, counselling centers
Here you will learn about consultation/ counselling centers and support programs aimed at helping to integrate and find employment in Germany. Here you will find telephone numbers and search systems for the nearest consultations and help services that will provide you with comprehensive information and render practical assistance.
- Employment in Germany
- German labour law
- How and where to find work in Germany
- Available vacancies in Germany
- Employment agencies and intermediaries in Germany
- Work permit in Germany
- Confirmation (nostrification), recognition of a diploma, education in Germany
- Forced labour, human trafficking and exploitation in Germany
- Fraud and deception in job ads, employer reviews
- Documents for employment, an employment contract in Germany
- Resume for obtaining work in Germany: samples, examples, rules for drawing up
- Job interview in Germany
- Experience of work in Germany: sharing your experience
- Migrant assistance, counselling centers and help services, help desks in Germany
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