Support in Berlin for Overseas Work Candidates

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Hi Toytownies, good morning,

Here's a question which I hope someone can answer.

Does anyone know of a group or institution that supports non-asylum seekers hoping for a job here but who are struggling with the German language and institutions? I'm afraid I am just not good enough.

This guy is a Chinese computer specialist and it seems his skills are needed here but he needs to have a B1 or something to get a job. Well, he flunked his exam and I think he can't fund another couple of terms at school because his funds are not endless (as Mr. Gauck once said) and covid seems to have depleted his. He is doing some sort of menial job to get by, but it seems a bit of a waste. Can he just go to a Job Center and register there and they would give him any support he needs? Or are there other possibilities? Any ideas about how he can go forward?

Advance thanks for helpful suggestions.

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Can he just go to a Job Center and register there and they would give him any support he needs? Or are there other possibilities? Any ideas about how he can go forward?

 

The misnamed JobCenter in Germany is actually the welfare office. Depending on his permit, applying for welfare benefits could void his permit.

 

The benefits available to him depend on what he is doing here.

 

If he speaks English, he might want to also post a message in the job wanted section here since a few TTers are in IT and might have a few leads.

 

 

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Hi, 

being an IT guy, for what I see among my friends no need for anything else than a bit of english and he should have tens  of companies reaching out to him every day...

Is he on linkedin? help him setup his profile and with some good luck he will have a job in a couple of weeks...unless my friends are exaggerating when they talk about demand on IT :)

Good luck!

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you might want to check out this website for your friend:

https://en.life-in-germany.de/jobs-in-germany-without-german/

 

It is available in different languages. (see drop-down near the top)

 

They also provide consulting services for foreign job seekers. (for a fee, I assume). Depending on what IT skills exactly he has, language requirements may be waived for some time. 
To be able to live in Germany, though, your friend will have to seriously work on his language skills. B1 is really the bare minimum for anything (especially in IT)

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11 hours ago, mgr said:

Hi Toytownies, good morning,

Here's a question which I hope someone can answer.

Does anyone know of a group or institution that supports non-asylum seekers hoping for a job here but who are struggling with the German language and institutions? I'm afraid I am just not good enough.

This guy is a Chinese computer specialist and it seems his skills are needed here but he needs to have a B1 or something to get a job. Well, he flunked his exam and I think he can't fund another couple of terms at school because his funds are not endless (as Mr. Gauck once said) and covid seems to have depleted his. He is doing some sort of menial job to get by, but it seems a bit of a waste. Can he just go to a Job Center and register there and they would give him any support he needs? Or are there other possibilities? Any ideas about how he can go forward?

Advance thanks for helpful suggestions.

 We have some chinese and also people from different nationalities working in my IT company and many donot know german or even very good english. But they are very good in their field and are chosen after a series of interviews and tests. Berlin is a start up place and linkedin should get some good leads and its in english.

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Hi all, good morning,

 

Many thanks for your replies and the infos in them. It all sounds really encouraging. I think he's hesitating about applying for jobs because he flunked the German test and believes it is key in an application/assessment. I'll try and convince him that his prospects are actually quite good even without German and not-quite-perfect English.

Thanks again everyone and have a great Christmas season - well try anyway. Delta and Omicron might just complicate things a bit.

Cheers!

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