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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. 


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
Monster - Germany 
Adecco Germany 
Manpower Germany

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Small earth, Mauritius
2 months ago

Don't forget & Yourfirm, which are both generalist job boards in Germany!

2 years ago

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

3 years ago is another good job portal gives ratings of companies as employers, written by their own employees.

Sandy RäKer
Sandy RäKer
4 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

5 years ago Indeed - another handy job site


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