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Secrets to finding a job in Germany

Looking for a job is not an easy task. One of the best places to visit while looking for work in Germany is the JOBBÖRSE, the country’s major job portal.

The JOBBÖRSE has a big collection of job opportunities. In order to make good use of this site to find a job, you should have in mind your qualifications and the profession or field you’d like to work in.

Once you have made up your mind on these two issues, then it becomes a bit easier to use the JOBBÖRSE to search for appropriate positions.

You may also narrow down your search, for example according to
• City or Federal State
• Working hours (full- or part-time)
• Nature of activity (for example, training or a job)

Asylum seekers or refugees can make use of a simplified job search portal by clicking here. On this portal asylum seekers and refugees can find different job vacancies organised by Federal State.

They can also search for traineeship places. Even those who can speak only a little German can access traineeship places.

Particular regulations apply to asylum seekers whose applications are yet to be examined. Generally they can only work if the Foreign Nationals Office (Ausländerbehörde) has given its approval.

The same rule also applies to those who possess the so-called Duldung (i.e. their residence is tolerated). Generally speaking, the waiting period during which you are not permitted to work is three months subsequent to your arrival. Should you have found work, please contact the Foreign Nationals Office.

The Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit – BA) will be happy to help you find a job. They will however require certain personal details from you as well as information concerning your knowledge and professional experience.

Click here to register yourself as a job seeker.