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Hamburg is one of the top destinations for expatriation in Europe. Green city, crossed by wide channels, Hamburg can be quite expensive. However, its provides quality living to expatriates thanks to its pleasant environment.

As Germany's second biggest city, Hamburg is a major transport, industrial, financial and media hub. Expatriates looking forward to settle here can thus benefit from several opportunities.

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Stuttgart is one of the most attractive cities for studying in Germany. The city is student-friendly, offers great universities, but also a fun nightlife, and the possibility to be in the centre of Europe. Stuttgart has a very pleasant atmosphere and offers the best of both worlds, fantastic nature and quiet places, and late night outs with many young people around. The city has a tremendous international spirit as more than 20 per cent of the students are foreigners, eager to learn in one of the most influential industrial regions of the country.

Located in the South of Germany in the state of Baden-Württemberg, lies Stuttgart one of the Europeans most attractive cities for studies. The vast cultural inheritance, extensive green areas and numerous opportunities to study, yearly attract a large number of students who come here to learn in some of the best German universities.

Over the last few years, Germany has become a very attractive labour market for foreign workers. With a continually decreasing unemployment rate and an economy, which is recovering rapidly from the 2009 economic crisis, today it is the leading work destination in Europe. With an ever-growing industrial production, significant exports worldwide, and quality working conditions, Germany remains an attractive destination for those wishing to start or continue a career abroad, and to build a better future in their field.

As in most European countries, if you want to work in Germany, your search will likely begin online. However, it’s essential to adjust to your sector’s needs and consider taking your job search strategy offline as well. Job hunting is work itself and needs to be taken consistently. It is, as a matter of fact, a preparation for future working. Understanding the main pathways and skills needed for your dream job is crucial to successfully enter the German labour market.

Germany is a popular expat destination, offering an attractive labour market with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU. Most job openings arise in the South of Germany in Baden Württemberg and Bavaria, as well as in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area – namely in Stuttgart, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg. With some good luck, persistence and good knowledge of the German bureaucracy, you can easily land on a good job.

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My Life As a Hamburger

4 years ago

The ramblings and rantings of a 20-something living and teaching in Hamburg for a year.

World Traveler In Training

5 years ago

Hi, I'm Claire, a US expat living in Hamburg, Germany. My blog, World Traveler in Training, is in many ways my travel journal. I love writing about and posting photos of places I've visited, but I also include the less glamourous stuff, like getting lost, bad food and rain. I'm always on the lookout for ways to save money while traveling! Despite many ebooks and blogs claiming otherwise, traveling gets expensive! I'm a fan of photography, vegetarian cooking, desserts, castles, video games, and drinking cocktails in the sun.

Let the Journey Begin

5 years ago

I'm a freshly-baked mom from Latvia who lives in Northern Germany and who blogs mainly (but not only) about bringing up our little Birdy in a tri-lingual and multi-cultural environment.


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