Finding a good job in Germany as a foreigner can be difficult if you do not speak German. Because at first do not know where to start your job searching, especially when you are only looking for English-speaking jobs in Germany. Even though with a well-qualified degree, work experience and also can speak basic German, then you have a good chance for finding a job in Germany.
Germany is a beautiful destination for learning a new culture and society to take your career to the next higher level. This is one of the major European country mostly welcoming visitors from everywhere with open mind and accept them . Germany has varied cities within the nation, and these can access to all kinds of different career path for anyone.
Germany has one of the largest economy in Europe and the fifth largest economy in the world. Because of the largest economy, there are plenty of jobs available in Germany for foreigners with specialist skills and qualification. And also there are many casual works for international students and expats, if they looking for a part time job.
In comparison of unemployment rate within European countries, Germany has a very low rate in unemployment. There are always skilled workers shortage in certain professions in Germany. These skilled workers include qualified engineers (mechanical, automotive, electrical and building), IT specialists, health and social workers and certain manufacturing positions. And also, other Professionals with vocational qualifications are also in demand in certain areas. Germany have a much larger number of older populations than other European countries. This means workers in the health and nursing professions are also in high demand. And also, English teaching, casual work and hospitality jobs are also available in certain areas.
There are many big international companies are already opened their operations in Germany. For example the worldwide companies such as Adidas, BMW, MAN, Siemens, Volkswagen, Daimler and Eon. Even though the big companies are there, but the key feature in the German economy is small and medium-sized businesses organizations. These small-scale enterprises are 90 percent in Germany compared to the big companies and also, they accounting for two-thirds of jobs.
The city Frankfurt is one of the biggest economic place in the world, having many financial enterprises and larger number of big pharma companies. But if you are seeking a job career in IT or technology field, the booming cities like Berlin or Stuttgart are the places to look forward. English-speaking people want to start career in media can find the desired jobs in Hamburg. If you have a background in engineering or car manufacture, try Munich (Germany’s strongest city in terms of economic infrastructure) or Wolfsburg. And also, there are many industries are absolutely booming in a number of different cities and towns.
There are all kinds of seasonal works also available in Germany for students and expats. The tourist industry that requires short-term assistance throughout the summer.There will be jobs available at Christmas markets, and a number of ski resorts in the Bavarian Alps will require help as seasonal jobs. Its basically suits for the people, who already in Germany, such as students and expats.
The average working hour in Germany is just over 38 hours per week, with a minimum of 18 days holiday in a year. The people in Germany usually work on carefully planned tasks and make decisions based on the actual facts. They will have meetings in orderly and efficient way and follow a strict agenda and schedule, where discussions are held with the aim of reaching compliance and make a final decision. Time is most important in German business culture and people are also very punctual. So be aware of that you should b more sincere and punctual in any professional company in Germany. The minimum wage rate was increased to EUR 8.84 per hour in 2017, and the salaries are expected to be reviewed in every two years.
These are some job sites to look….
jobboerse.arbeitsagentur.de, jobpilot.de, jobstairs.de, jobooh.de, kimeta.de, kununu.com, monster.de, praktikum.de, meinestellenboerse.de, craigslist.org, englishjobs.de, thelocal.de, toplanguagejobs.co.uk, gelbeseiten.de.
Academics – academic and research jobs
Jobware – management and specialist
Staufenbiel – internships and graduate jobs
Stepstone – includes internships and graduate positions
European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, people don’t need a permit to work in Germany ,as long as they have a valid passport or ID card, and registering your address in Germany is required.
Citizens from Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea and the US can also come to Germany without a visa, however, must apply for a German residence and work permit from their local Authority. Everyone else will need to get a visa and residence permit prior to work in Germany.
- Once you have a job offer on the table offering a salary over €50,000, you may be eligible for an EU Blue Card, which will grant you permission to work in Germany for four years then can seek for permanent residency
- Other option is You could apply for an Aufenthaltserlaubnis, or twelve-month residency permit, which will allow you to undertake general work in the country and seek renewal each year (permanent residency option only after five years)
- If you’re waiting on an offer and wish to go to Germany and search Job, then apply for a Job Seeker Visa – this will allow you to spend six months in Germany looking for work.
All the best for your future….