How to look for jobs?

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There may be some who are willing to speak English,. But all official  communication, by law, needs to be in German.

So advice is to bring a German speaking friend with you, or  hire a translator.

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3 hours ago, Thormein said:

Guys does everyone go to Arbeitsamt?

 

Are there any English speaking people there?

 

There is not much point in going to the Agentur für Arbeit (Arbeitsamt) if you are not eligible for benefits and don't even speak German; their standard advice is to learn German first. 

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3 hours ago, Thormein said:

Guys does everyone go to Arbeitsamt?

 

Are there any English speaking people there?

There, they're or their, certainly not HERE!! 

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1 hour ago, RedMidge said:

There may be some who are willing to speak English,. But all official  communication, by law, needs to be in German.

So advice is to bring a German speaking friend with you, or  hire a translator.

Yeah will definitely do that!

1 hour ago, engelchen said:

 

There is not much point in going to the Agentur für Arbeit (Arbeitsamt) if you are not eligible for benefits and don't even speak German; their standard advice is to learn German first. 

Well i'll obviously learn German but not in a day, besides i wanna work not benefits.

24 minutes ago, TurMech said:

English speaking jobs can be found on linkedin.com.

I guess they are like pro, career jobs not my kind like maybe part time factory, warehouse jobs that don't need German skills.

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43 minutes ago, Thormein said:

Yeah will definitely do that!

Well i'll obviously learn German but not in a day, besides i wanna work not benefits.

I guess they are like pro, career jobs not my kind like maybe part time factory, warehouse jobs that don't need German skills.

If you can't find something here,https://jobboerse.arbeitsagentur.de/ I would not bother to go.  The other services that they can help you with - CV, interview etc - aren't going to help you if you do not speak German.  

 

 

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24 minutes ago, BradinBayern said:

If you can't find something here,https://jobboerse.arbeitsagentur.de/ I would not bother to go.  The other services that they can help you with - CV, interview etc - aren't going to help you if you do not speak German.  

 

 

OMG! Thanks so much!

 

So many unskilled jobs that i love and they pay well!!

 

Thanks a lot, very helpful.

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19 hours ago, Thormein said:

Well i'll obviously learn German but not in a day, besides i wanna work not benefits.

 

That was not the point I was trying to make, but rather those who are NOT receiving benefits from them are not their top priority. There are also regional differences. For example, the Agenturen in Berlin are understaffed and it can sometimes take two or three months to make an appointment with a Berater. On the other hand, Munich has almost full employment and has the capacity to advise those who want to work (regardless of whether or not they are entitled to benefits).

 

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I guess they are like pro, career jobs not my kind like maybe part time factory, warehouse jobs that don't need German skills.

 

Also regional.

 

In areas like Munich, Stuttgart, etc. with close to full employment, it is much easier to find unskilled positions because of the general shortage of labour. On the other hand, in many areas of the neue Bundesländer, it is more difficult because there are enough Germans looking for work that employers can afford to be picky.

 

A friend of a friend is working in Sachsen and part of her job involves trying to help EU citizens (mainly Bulgarians and Romanians) finds jobs in Leipzig and Dresden. She was really surprised when she realised that most employers in the area expected the applicants to speak at least basic German.

 

Unemployment rate Feb. 2017

 

6.2 % Germany, 3.7 % Munich, 3.6 % Stuttgart, 9.7 % Cottbus, 8.2% Leipzig 

 

Unemployment rate for foreigners Feb. 2017

 

15.9 % Germany, 8.3 % Munich, 9.3 % Stuttgart, 22.2 % Cottbus, 25.2 % Leipzig

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1 minute ago, Malt-Teaser said:

They'll almost certainly offer you a (free) German course.

 

Why should the Agentur offer a foreign student a free German course? He hasn't paid any unemployment insurance contributions.

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7 minutes ago, Malt-Teaser said:

They'll almost certainly offer you a (free) German course.

Take it.

That's great!!

 

I was looking for free German courses, university offers but it's expensive.

 

So free course is wonderful!

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8 minutes ago, Malt-Teaser said:

Ahh sorry, did I miss something.

 

Probably his other threads. :rolleyes:

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42 minutes ago, Thormein said:

I was looking for free German courses, university offers but it's expensive.

 

So free course is wonderful!

 

16 minutes ago, BradinBayern said:

Here is information if you have to pay for an integration course or not

 

 http://www.bamf.de/EN/Willkommen/DeutschLernen/Integrationskurse/TeilnahmeKosten/teilnahmekosten-node.html

 

Foreign students with a study permit under §16 AufenthG are not eligible for the integration course subsidy.

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Integration course? Why would i take an integration course?

 

It's for people chasing citizenship, i just want to learn the language.

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Also did you guys take a look at this course!

 

It takes 1000 of hours, what an integration!

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