Here we will show you some options for finding a suitable job offer, and you can inform yourself about different professions. However, we recommend that you first do the Quick-Check to verify which requirements are fundamental and must be respected.
“Make it in Germany” job listings
Here you will find offers from the Federal Employment Agency's (BA) job exchange, where employers highly welcome applications from abroad.
The BA's Stellensuche (job board) is Germany's largest online portal for jobs. You can look for jobs and enter your personal applicant profile so that German companies are able to see it and can therefore contact you directly if they are interested. The job offers are updated on a daily basis, but they may appear in German. There is also an app for the job listings.
Do you have any questions about the application and job search?
The Federal Employment Agency (BA) will provide you with personal support on all topics relating to working in Germany. It is recommended to send your CV directly with the application.
On the BA's website BERUFENET you can get detailed information on various professional fields as well as find out what your profession is called in Germany and what it entails.
The EURES portal (available in multiple languages) presents job prospects all over Europe and information on EU funding programmes. Via the job search you can find job vacancies, information on living and working conditions in the countries and contact details for EURES advisers. EURES regularly organises job fairs in many countries and online. Check the dates on the European Job Days website, on the EURES portal, or follow EURES on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or YouTube.
Job portals and company websites
Do you already know companies in Germany, or did you come across certain company names during your job research? Many companies also publish their vacancies on their websites. It is best to search on their respective homepages using the keywords “job offers”, “career” or “vacancies”. A speculative application can be worthwhile.
Be active and publish your personal profile online in various business networks and job portals. Interested companies will then become aware of you and can contact you directly.
Are you already in Germany?
If you are already living in Germany or are staying in Germany temporarily, there are other options available to you for finding a job:
Counselling at the Employment Agency
The Employment Agency’s responsibility is to help people find a job. You can get free on-site advice in almost all German cities. The local employment agencies are branches of the Federal Employment Agency.
Try visiting job fairs and congresses to profit from conversations with company representatives.
Private recruitment agencies offer another alternative for finding a job specifically suited for you. Make sure to get information on potential fees in advance in case you choose to make use of their services.
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Federal Employment Agency (BA)
German: Bundesagentur für Arbeit
The Federal Employment Agency (BA) is the point of contact for people and companies on all questions concerning the labour and vocational training market. One of the tasks of the BA is to help people find training posts or employment.