2. Can I find a job in Germany without speaking German?
Yes, it is possible to find English-speaking jobs in Germany. According to the German Federal Employment Agency, foreign workers made up 12% of Germany’s workforce in 2018. Having a basic knowledge of German could help expats speed up the job search process, as openings are available in various sectors.
3. How can I find a job in Germany as an expat?
In today’s digital world, the best way to look for a job in Germany is to utilize online job sites. Stepstone, Indeed and LinkedIn are some of the most widely used platforms in the country.
For those not familiar with the German language, we have compiled a list of top English-speaking job websites that will be useful during your search:
It is highly recommended that you have a well-constructed LinkedIn profile. There are an increasing number of businesses publicizing job openings on the platform, enabling applicants to apply directly. To make the job search more straightforward, use the keyword “English” when searching for offers.
Besides these platforms, the Federal Government of Germany published an up-to-date list with figures of the current available job occupations across the country depending on the sector that you might also find useful.
It is worth taking a look at the job postings, even though the majority of job titles are written in German. Several positions only necessitate English fluency and many of the job descriptions are provided in English.