Focus topic Career in Germany

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Here you will find facts about the German job market, collections of links with all relevant information on the topic of "Working in Germany", guides with the most important steps on the way to a job or articles where alumni and alumnae describe their own career experiences and give valuable tips how to be successful in Germany.

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  • Dana Newman is an influencer.
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    © Dana Newman

    Dream job as an influencer? The jungle of self-employment

    Dana Newman has made it. She moved from Florida to Munich and is now a successful social media entrepreneur in Germany. She uses her YouTube channel ‘Wanted Adventure’ to narrate funny misunderstandings that are encountered when you're new to Germany. Her videos have since been viewed over 40 million times. But she first had to learn how to work as a freelancer in Germany.

  • Goethe-Institut abroad provide for an increased qualification of foreign skilled workers
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    Study on skilled worker immigration

    Locations with a Goethe-Institut lead to a better linguistic and intercultural qualification of foreign skilled workers who would like to immigrate to Germany.

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    © GettyImages / Ziga Plahutar

    Learning German for professional purposes

    Kick start your career: Anyone who comes to Germany to work needs special language skills. Here are some tried-and-test tools to learn German for work purposes.

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    © Getty Images/Masafumi_Nakanishi

    Digital Job Search Strategies

    Do you also use plenty of newsletters, notifications and other information channels to find out about the latest job opportunities? Digital tools can improve your chances to find a job – if you know how to focus. These three strategies will help you clean up your search and be more productive with your time. 

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    © Getty Images/ Anchiy

    Diversify your application strategy

    You are looking for a job in Germany and want to achieve better and faster results when applying? Then try TASCALLAT, an acronym for a system our guest author invented. It combines a variety of ways in which an application strategy can be diversified.

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    © Getty Images/FreshSplash

    Further education opportunities for students in Germany

    For international students in Germany there are different ways to further their qualification for the German job market. Here are some tips to enhance your education besides studying and to create a well-rounded profile. 

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    How do I free myself from the fear of losing my job?

    We like to complain about our jobs, but nobody wants to lose their job. In this podcast episode, Germany alumna Aigul Zhalgassova deals with existential worries, the definition of work and ways to cope with possible unemployment in a meaningful way.

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    A career tied together by Germany

    Jessica Schüller is a career coach specialized in working in Germany. Here she shares her career experiences and her nuggets of wisdom for a career in Germany.

  • "Speak your mind"
    "There is no need to be too polite, mentioned a colleague once to Ajita Shringarpure© Gettyimages / AzmanJaka
    "There is no need to be too polite, mentioned a colleague once to Ajita Shringarpure © Gettyimages / AzmanJaka

    "Speak your mind"

    Germany and India are quite different – especially in business life, our guest author Ajita Shringarpure knows. The Indian engineer identifies a compilation of expectations and behaviours that are typical for German working life. 

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    [Translate to Englisch:] © Getty Images/Fresh Splash

    A lifeline for job searching

    Modesty, consistency, and authenticity: Our guest author tells you how to easily find your way through social media networking – and fulfill your career plans.

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    The Skilled Immigration Act: the most important websites

    Attention graduates: There are so many options and sources of information on the Skilled Immigration Act. That’s why the Alumniportal Deutschland has compiled the key sites and portals for anyone interested in working and living in Germany. 

  • A new law on immigration is opening up career opportunities in Germany for specialists from non-EU states in particular.
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    © Getty Images/Viktoriia Hnatiuk

    “There is high demand for specialists in particular”

    How do graduates find a job in Germany? Which professions are in highest demand? What has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic? For answers, we spoke to Kerstin Krey, head of the project “Make it in Germany”.