To find a job in Germany, you can start from stepstone.de and arbeitsagentur.de. Everyone who wants to find a job in Germany needs first to look for a job in Germany. You can look for recruitment agencies in Germany. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Germany.
Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Germany. German citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. You can do this together with your new employer or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme to come to Germany without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in Germany.
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First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.
How to get a job in Germany?
You can find a job in Germany by searching online for job opportunities in Germany. You can find a job either with a company or a recruitment agency.
German citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. You must read How to apply for a work visa in Germany.
Job websites in Germany
Many job websites can help you find work in Germany. Some focus on specific professions and industries. Searching for a job on these popular job websites is a good start.
Baidu, Google, Naver, Sogou, Yandex, or any other search engine can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be, for example, “construction manager in Berlin” or “Electrical Engineer in Hamburg.” Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Go beyond the first few pages. Go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate sense of what’s around and which job websites best suit your needs.
Google Maps, Baidu Maps, Naver Maps, 2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for an organization that might have job opportunities for you. For example, look for “automobile engineer in Munich” or “nurse in Frankfurt.”
Facebook groups can also be an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about Germany and jobs.
arbeitsagentur.de is a job website in Germany. It has job listings in many cities.
stepstone.de is a popular job website in Germany.
kununu.com is a job website in Germany.
karrierebibel.de is another job website in Germany.
xing.com is another job website in Germany. There are job listings in many cities and countries.
kimeta.de is a job website in Germany.
monster.de is a job website in Germany.
Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Germany.
Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Germany. I found these groups talking about jobs in Germany. You can look for more.
English Speaking Jobs in Berlin, Germany
Job Seeker Visa Germany/Job Posts for Germany
de.linkedin.com is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Germany.
Recruitment agencies in Germany.
You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Berlin” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of relevant agencies that you can contact. You can search your area for local recruitment agencies if you are not in Germany. They can help you find a job in Germany.
Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.
Ask around you for jobs in Germany.
Speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Germany. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone. Ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts.
To find a job in Germany, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about jobs in Germany.
You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Germany.
You can search for companies and local businesses in Germany. An easy tool for doing that is any map app. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Munich.”
Walk around anywhere in Germany for possible jobs
If you are somewhere in Germany, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near Hamburg.” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.
Search for employment schemes
You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program to help you find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to German residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Germany employment scheme” or “Germany employment program.” You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy.
Sources: I used Similarweb to check how popular are some of the job sites presented above.
The caption of the cover image above is Tradition in Giessen, Germany. Photo by Simon Maage on Unsplash.