Finding ANY jobs in Berlin: Tips for non-German speakers

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Berlin is no longer cool

Yah? Thank God, because that actually contributes greatly to Berlin's continuance of being great FUN!

 

OK, easy for me to say as a 2nd home owner only, I know... but still, at least I'm not competing with you guys for those precious jobs, huh?

 

To the OP: yes, you're spot on in thinking that.

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Matt has been able to find work. This positive attitude probably helped get Matthew the jobs he's aquired here. Like Matt I too stayed positive and managed to find a number of jobs since arriving here in September 2008

So ecleary can't read either.

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Matthew

 

Be in no doubt, the situation here is desperate beyond all measure. Having said that i have just emerged from unemployment and have now found my second job in the two years i have lived here - but i am lucky talented intelligent and resourceful. If you want to come to germany, for heavens sake DONT cme to Belrin - go to Hamburg or Munich or the ruhrgebiet...ANYWHERE but Berlin! CLear?

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where the people from western countries come here for a 2 week vacation, fall in love with the city then just MUST live here, without knowing fluent German, having enough money, etc...

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This man Blue 78, he no spik with forked tongue. He tell truth!

 

Without trawling through the myriad of previous posts on this and very similar topics (for yea, verily, they are as legion as the grains of sand in the desert), the least any prospective settler here could do is to learn the language. Moreover, "I want to be an 'artist'" reminds me of the old joke about the two London city gentlemen chatting to each other on a commuter train - one says to the other: "I'm writing a book" and the other says: "Neither am I".

 

Get real - and if you do, you may stand a chance. I was one who fell in love with Berlin at first sight - although it took me 27 years before I actually moved here. Despite "Wings of Desire"/"Himmel über Berlin" there ain't no hovering angels here, waiting to envelop the clueless in their wings. BUT - if you're clued up, motivated, have ideas - clear ideas about what you want to do, what sort of person you are, your direction in life, what you have to offer as well as what the city has to offer you, you may still have a chance. You might even leapfrog over those who forever moan: "Mwwwaaahhh! I can't get a job." And all the very best to you if you can soul-search sufficiently to do what's necessary.

 

But don't, please don't, come to Berlin and expect the place to wipe your arse/ass. First of all, you have to learn to wipe your own.

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This man Blue 78, he no spik with forked tongue. He tell truth!

 

"I want to be an 'artist'" reminds me of the old joke about the two London city gentlemen chatting to each other on a commuter train - one says to the other: "I'm writing a book" and the other says: "Neither am I".

That reminds me of the old Zille picture of 2 young Germans getting married - and the caption reads - Er war Kunstler. Sie hat auch nichts. - (He was an artist. She had nothing too). That was the situation in Berlin a hundred years ago or more and some things echo today. Zille was very perceptive.

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Uxiizo, as a fellow Canuck- it's pretty hard to get a job here with all the visa issues. The people answering you, not that they are wrong, appear to have the magic EU citizenship. If you have it, then that's one thing. If you don't, it becomes a sod of a lot more difficult.

 

Not trying to be a downer, but people on here forget that we aren't all in the EU. *sniff* *sob* And we can't just work anywhere. Even finding places for 'downlow' work is tricky.

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