How to get a job in Germany?

 

Germany is located in the middle of Europe and is part of the European Union. The easiest way to get access to the German job market is to be a citizen of a European country. 

 

If you are not a citizen of the European Union it's more difficult to get a job in Germany. There are some limitations and you will need the support of your company to get access to Germany.

 

Basically there are several possibilites to get a job in Germany:

 

1. Assignment

The easiest way to get a job in Germanyis, if you can get an assignment within your current company. In this case your company will care for all the paper work and relocation costs. It's not necessary to get an expat contract since the local German contracts might even be more beneficial for you.

 

2. Headhunter

Get in touch with a local headhunter (check the Headhunter section) and explain to be globally mobile, especially for Germany. 

 

3. Networking

Try to get in touch with senior professionals of local companies. There are a couple of international companies with headquarters in Germany. The largest are: Siemens, Volkswagen, Deutsche Bank, BMW, Daimler, Bosch, Edeka, Deutsche Telekom just to name a few. Don't just send your CV. Rather try to find out what profiles these companies usually hire and then try to get in touch with the line managers. 

 

4. Local job sites

Apply for jobs in Germany via the local sites. The largest job sits are jobs.de, stepstone.com or monster.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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