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Searching for job opportunities

The most popular approach to find a job in Germany is to register directly on company job sites.. This helps you keep track of all the current available job positions and makes the application process much more organized.
Another option is to utilize the services of a reputable employment agency. This option could help you get extra career insights, identify hidden job opportunities, and potentially bring along exclusive benefits to your job search process.
For each application, you will have to submit your CV or resume, a cover letter, proof of education and any testimonials you might have.

Vocational qualifications can be certified to assist in the process. See the section on Recognition of Studies

You also need have or apply for the correct Visas/Residence Permits.

Residence in Germany

A Visa allows you to enter Germany, and stay for no more than 90 days in a 180-day cycle.If you want to stay in Germany

List of Long Stay Visas

Long Term visas are seen as visits longer than 90 days and will typically be for work or study visits. If your application is approved,

Company Websites

Startups

If you are interested in working for a startup company, you can find a list here. Some interesting ones are:

Job search sites

Our Job exchange board

We created a job board where our community members can share workplace opportunities with us. 
You can find some great options here 

Various positions

Natalie shared the following job openings with us They are in various locations, and mostly in IT, Finance and HR Berlin (DE): Senior Software Engineer

Specific Professions

Information Techonogy

Academics

Engineering

Doctors

Nursing

Best companies to work for

The following sites have the latest company ratings.

Salary comparison

With the help of the Gehalt website, you can conveniently get access to a vast database of salary information and compare it with different industries and professions.

Resources on the web

Vocabulary

CV Der Lebenslauf
Cover Letter Das Anschreiben
Testimonial Das Zeugnis
Recognition Die Anerkennung
Interview Das Bewerbungsgespräch / Vorstellungsgespräch
Study curriculum Das Studium
Degree Der Abschluss
e.g Bachelor Degree is Der Bachelorabschluss
Matric / Grade 12 / High 
School graduation / A Levels
Das Abitur

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