Websites for finding jobs in Germany

20 posts in this topic

Posted

Greetings everyone,

I am trying to find work in Germany and was finding it difficult to find many relevant jobs. Most of them seem to require everyone to be an inspiring web developer or computer programmer. I am sure that the problem is that I'm not looking in the right place. I'm going to give a list of websites that I have been using to search for jobs and I hoped that other people could also paste the addresses of useful websites that I was not aware of.

So far I have been looking at . .

1. http://berlinstartupjobs.com/

2. http://germany.xpatjobs.com

3. http://www.toytowngermany.com/jobs/

4. http://www.thelocal.de/jobs/ (seems to be much the same as Toytown).

Surely, there are a lot more relevant sites? My area of expertise and experience is in Forensic Psychology. My preference would be to work in mental health although in the first instance I would probably take anything that I am offered in any German city. I have been told that in some instances you could work in mental health just speaking in English, especially in the big cities (Berlin, Munich, perhaps Hamburg). My German is not good enough yet to work anywhere more complex than in a bar (A2-B1). I've mostly been applying for writing jobs in English but was running out of ideas a bit. I know that it might take quite awhile, I'm under no illusions.

Thank you very much for reading my post. It would be great to have a list of websites to farm for jobs a lot longer than my present four.

Thanks again,

Liam

-2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

5. Stepstone

6. Monster

7. Die Zeit (good for academic positions)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I have been told that in some instances you could work in mental health just speaking in English, especially in the big cities (Berlin, Munich, perhaps Hamburg). My German is not good enough yet to work anywhere more complex than in a bar (A2-B1).

Where did you hear this? You need at least B2 German to work in the health care field in Germany. I would recommend the thread on working as a psychologist in Germany as well as the Berufliche Anerkennung website.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Thank you for all of the replies so far. They are very helpful.

Engelchen: I heard from a Berlin psychologist who emailed me. There are some expat psychologists who make a living and specialise essentially in working with people in English. As although maybe 99% of people residing in Germany are more native to the German language (as you would expect and as it should be). There are enough people who want psychological assistance in English for it to be possible to make a living that way.

However, I would not be content being one of these people who live in Germany and only speak English. To me that defeats a lot of the point of moving there. I am also under no illusions that my German is going to get fantastic over night. It will take certainly some years of serious dedication and hard work. My German is nowhere near B2 at present. I am very open to the idea of taking a break from Psychology, improving my German through for example bar work and then going back into it after a break. The main point of being in Germany for me, is specifically to improve my language skills. It will be a difficult challenge, but one that I am already enjoying and looking forward to continuing. If I was motivated by money and an easy life, then I would simply remain practicing in England.

I will check out the additional links you have given me. Again, thank you very much for your assistance. I do appreciate and respect it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Cesar.de (no - not the dog food!) is a job aggregator for the main job boards.

Tip: many of the big name companies dont use external online job boards and only advertize vacancies via their corp website. Theory being that they want to attract applicants that are interested enough to work for their company brand in particular and because they are an employer of choice.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I heard from a Berlin psychologist who emailed me. There are some expat psychologists who make a living and specialise essentially in working with people in English. As although maybe 99% of people residing in Germany are more native to the German language (as you would expect and as it should be). There are enough people who want psychological assistance in English for it to be possible to make a living that way.

First of all, I know that there is a need for services in English, however, I am not sure how much of a market there is in Berlin (i.e. how many people earn enough to be able to pay out of pocket).

More importantly, I would strongly recommend that you consult a lawyer first to determine what services you can offer without any recognised credentials. Psychologe is a regulated Berufsbezeichnung and the credentials needed to use it vary across Länder.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Thank you,

My background is Forensic Psychology but after working in a prison for 6 years I'd like a change. I want to move into Clinical Psychology. I think that I will simply take a few years out of Psychology and then look into doing a Clinical Psychology MSc in Germany when my German has improved.

For the meantime I would just be quite content working in a bar. I like being around people.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I myself would like to add http://de.jobrapido.com/ for anyone else who is looking.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

What's wrong with the good old Arbeitsamt?

Like here:

OK - Now Bundersagentur für Arbeit

A million jobs and apprenticeships on offer cannot be bad.

I did OK by them anyway.

-1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

indeed.de; monster.de; online local newspaper; talking to a recruiter in your field/city

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

i've been hunting for jobs in the media and the following sites (along with some media-specific ones) have been useful although there are the usual common positions that pop up.

simplyhired.de

monster.de

stepstone.de

icjobs.de

jobs.trovit.de

toplanguagejobs.de

de.gigajob.com

jobworld.de

i would also recommend the job lists on xing.com, linkedin.com and glassdoor.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Hi there,

I'm currently living and working in NRW as an English teacher and whilst I do love my job I am having second thoughts as to whether I can really build a sound career continuing as I am. I've been nosing about the internet looking for decent job websites (monster, indeed etc) but I don't know many and was hoping you could recommend some to me?

I don't have an 'official' teaching qualification beyond a TEFL and got my current job through my experience more than anything else. I do love what I do but it is not the most stable career path and I doubt I could apply to an international school. I'm open to different areas of work not just teaching and have a degree in German and EU studies. It seems all jobs over here want a degree in Business or Economics, a degree I don't really want to do at this stage. Is it juts me who has found this??

Any help or advise would be appreciated :)

[adminmerge][/adminmerge]

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

You could work in a normal school teaching English if you have taught English elsewhere and studied another language (German ought to be fine for this). After working 2 years as a substitute teacher, you can apply to take part in a programme to become a full level teacher (Seiteneinsteig). Verena - Substitute teaching jobs

Lois - Seiteneinsteig

If you are looking for something else specific, you can have a look on Berufenet, they have a list of sites for specific jobs.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

It seems all jobs over here want a degree in Business or Economics, a degree I don't really want to do at this stage. Is it juts me who has found this??

It is just you. :) Germany is not really lacking business and economics grads, but rather technical graduates (both with degrees and certain trades) as well as healthcare personnel.

As an EU citizen with a degree in EU studies you can also try applying to EU institutions as well as think tanks.

If you are considering a completely differt career, I'd recommend finding a very good career adviser.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

jobrobot.de is a good one.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Dear TT Members,

My Question(s) is,

Which is the top Jobsite for Germany (Like Monster, Expeerter, etc ) for Permanent and freelance positions?

Worth taking a paid membership.

I recently bought premium membership for one such , but not happy with their service.

Please do share your experience.

Regards,

ES.

[adminmerge][/adminmerge]

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

http://jobboerse.arbeitsagentur.de

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now