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Renia Feb 28th 2019 7:30 pm

Tips für finding a job in Germany
 
Hello everyone

Husband and I are moving to Frankfurt Germany next month to look for a job. During the last 8 months we have been studying German intensively and managed to reach B2 level from 0 German. Our German is not perfect yet and hoping to obtain fluency when there and also work towards C1.

We both have background in the banking industry having worked ad Regulatory project managers and also are qualified accountants.
Does anyone have any tips around the German job market?
In the UK we have recruiters who help us to find a job. How does it work in Germany? I understand that German recruiters are not that active there
Which are the best careers websites to look for open positions?

thanks all! :)

Assanah Mar 1st 2019 6:04 am

Re: Tips für finding a job in Germany
 

Originally Posted by Renia (Post 12645744)
Hello everyone

Husband and I are moving to Frankfurt Germany next month to look for a job. During the last 8 months we have been studying German intensively and managed to reach B2 level from 0 German. Our German is not perfect yet and hoping to obtain fluency when there and also work towards C1.

We both have background in the banking industry having worked ad Regulatory project managers and also are qualified accountants.
Does anyone have any tips around the German job market?
In the UK we have recruiters who help us to find a job. How does it work in Germany? I understand that German recruiters are not that active there
Which are the best careers websites to look for open positions?

thanks all! :)

One widely used website is

https://www.stepstone.de/

I also found this website which seems to be specialized:

https://www.finanz-jobs.de/

Usually high paying jobs are also placed via headhunters. I am not sure why this shouldn't be the case with financial jobs? I would contact the recruitment companies as well.
But I am not working in the financial sector. So no insight tips from me I am afraid.

dmu Mar 1st 2019 6:21 am

Re: Tips für finding a job in Germany
 

Originally Posted by Renia (Post 12645744)
Hello everyone

Husband and I are moving to Frankfurt Germany next month to look for a job. During the last 8 months we have been studying German intensively and managed to reach B2 level from 0 German. Our German is not perfect yet and hoping to obtain fluency when there and also work towards C1.

We both have background in the banking industry having worked ad Regulatory project managers and also are qualified accountants.
Does anyone have any tips around the German job market?
In the UK we have recruiters who help us to find a job. How does it work in Germany? I understand that German recruiters are not that active there
Which are the best careers websites to look for open positions?

thanks all! :)

Bravo for your German skills!
Can't help on the recruiting front, but didn't your last employer(s) come up with proposals for transfers to Frankfurt?
Good luck in your search! :)

Renia Mar 1st 2019 6:48 am

Re: Tips für finding a job in Germany
 

Originally Posted by dmu (Post 12645878)
Bravo for your German skills!
Can't help on the recruiting front, but didn't your last employer(s) come up with proposals for transfers to Frankfurt?
Good luck in your search! :)


Thanks dmu. We are not where we want to be yet in terms of fluency but hopefully we will get there when we live in Germany. It’s a language that needs a lot of practise otherwise no way to learn.
In terms of previous employers things were odd in the midst of Brexit. London is trying to hang onto jobs and not let them go, plus when a job goes the British try to save British and not foreigners. Thus preferred to learn German and try on our own. It may seem the difficult way but it’s not. Another thing We found during investigation of the job market is that many banks choose to build new departments in parallel rather than transfer from London and switch off the London hub when ready.

Renia Mar 1st 2019 6:53 am

Re: Tips für finding a job in Germany
 

Originally Posted by Assanah (Post 12645874)
One widely used website is

https://www.stepstone.de/

I also found this website which seems to be specialized:

https://www.finanz-jobs.de/

Usually high paying jobs are also placed via headhunters. I am not sure why this shouldn't be the case with financial jobs? I would contact the recruitment companies as well.
But I am not working in the financial sector. So no insight tips from me I am afraid.

Thanks Assanah! That’s really helpful


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