Working in Germany: the official website
for qualified professionals
 

Looking for a job

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 check which requirements are fundamental and must therefore be respected.  

"Make it in Germany" Job Exchange 

Here you will find offers from the Job Exchange of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) where employers highly welcome applications from abroad. 

JOBBÖRSE (Job Board) of the Federal Employment Agency 

The JOBBÖRSE of the BA 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 daily for you, but they often appear in German. There is also an app for the job listings. 

BERUFENET 

On the BA's website BERUFENET you can additionally get detailed information on various professional fields as well as find out what your profession is called in Germany and what it entails. 

EURES 

The multilingual EURES portal offers Europe-wide job prospects 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 organises regular job fairs in many countries and online. Check the dates on the European Job Days website, on the EURES portal or follow EURES on the social media channels Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

Job portals and company websites 

Do you already know companies in Germany or have you come across certain company names during your job research? Many companies also publish their vacancies on their company websites. It is best to search on their respective homepages using the keywords "job offers", "career" or "vacancies". A speculative application can be worthwhile. 

Talent profile 

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. 

Personal counselling 

Do you have remaining questions on your job search? You are welcome to use our personal counselling service. Contact us directly via chat or send an e-mail to the following e-mail address: make-it-in-germany(at)arbeitsagentur.de. Furthermore, you can get advice via the "Working and Living in Germany Hotline" in German and English by calling the following phone number: +49 30 1815 - 1111.   
 

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. 

Job fairs 

Try visiting job fairs and congresses to profit from conversations with company representatives. 

Recruitment agencies 

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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