Working in Germany

Working in Germany Patrick Henry Elementary Earth Day 2010, Heidelberg by heraldpost

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 17th February 2010 and has been read 5426 times.

Surface area: 357,168 km²
Population: 80.62 Million
Largest cities: Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and Dortmund.
Unemployment rate: 4.2% (Jun '16)
Minimum wage: €1,473.00 per month (Jan '15)

1. Where are the jobs?

  • Mechanical and Electrical engineering 
  • Economic/business engineering 
  • Specialised medicine 
  • Sales 
  • Research and Development posts

2. Difficult to find jobs as...

  • Geologists/biologists 
  • Journalists 
  • Lawyers 
  • Architects and civil engineers (If you want to work within these fields, you might be better off looking in Switzerland or Austria.)

3. Tips and advice

  1. You need a high level of German to work in any German-speaking country - even if you're looking for bar work!
  2. Internships are seldom paid.
  3. Your CV needs to be signed and dated with a photo attached. You need to include your date of birth and a reference letter. Here's how to write your CV in German.

4. Useful websites

5. Newspapers

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