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Proper planning is compulsory when looking for a job in Germany. Here are some tips.

In order to find a job in Germany, you have several options at your disposal : send unsolicited applications, use the Internet, visit temporary work or staffing agencies online or on site, and read job ads in the free, traditional or specialized press. 

Resume

Regarding your CV, comply with local requirements: a German CV ("Lebenslauf") can fit on two pages and must contain several important sections such as marital status, education background, miscelleanous trainings, professional experience, knowledge of foreign languages and personal interests. You need to attach a photo to your CV. It is also important to submit copies of your diplomas, grades, employment certificates and any other document related to the information provided in your CV. Write your cover letter as a complement to your CV with a highlight on your personal professional project. 

Local agencies

If you live in Germany as a permanent resident, you can register with a local employment agency ("Arbeitsamt") in order to consult joblistings and benefit from advice from employment counselors. 

  Useful links: 

Arbeitsamt - German Employment  Agency www.arbeitsagentur.de
Monster - Germany www.monster.de 
Scout www.scout24.com
Athenajob www.athenajob.de
Adecco Germany www.adecco.de 
Manpower Germany www.manpower.de

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Member since 28 July 2008
Évian, France
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williwilliam27
williwilliam27
last year

Hi there..thanks for this information about jobs..I am also looking for one..

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beppi
beppi
2 years ago

stepstone.de is another good job portal kununu.de gives ratings of companies as employers, written by their own employees.

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Sandy RäKer
Sandy RäKer
3 years ago

Thank-you for the information, I would like to move to Germany soonest from South Africa. I will begin my job hunt.

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Friendlymax
Friendlymax
3 years ago

Hi, Depends on what city you like to live that you look for a job. Cheers Max

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dublin_gal
dublin_gal
4 years ago

http://www.indeed.de/ Indeed - another handy job site

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