Working in Germany
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
- Research and Development posts
2. Difficult to find jobs as...
- 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
- You need a high level of German to work in any German-speaking country - even if you're looking for bar work!
- Internships are seldom paid.
- 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
- Arbeitsagenutr.de - German employment service
- Connecticum - Germany's biggest career and recruiting fair for graduates
- Branchen Buch - company directory
- EURES - EU-Commission/EURES
- Meine Stadt - guide to German cities
- Zeit Online - Career page for academic professions, every Thursday
- Welt Online - Careers in Finance
- FAZ.net - News on weekends
- SuedDeutsche.de - Jobs and Careers section
- Handelsblatt - Jobs for economists
- VDI Nachrichten - Portal for engineering professions
For more information and tailored help, visit eures.europa.eu