How can I find a suitable job in Germany?

In Germany, the first stop in your job search is the local Employment Agency or the Job Centre. They can give you individual advice. Please note, the Job Centre (“Jobcenter”) is only the right place to go if the process for your stay in Germany has been completed and you have a residence permit. If the process has not yet been completed, the Federal Employment Agency (“Bundesagentur für Arbeit”) is the right place for you.


Federal Employment Agency

The Federal Employment Agency has a database containing job vacancies throughout Germany, which is accessible by the public. German companies also use online job boards to advertise vacancies. In addition, you can check the “Job Ads” section of the regional newspapers and of course directly on companies’ websites.


International Placement Service

If you are looking for a job, but not yet living in Germany, there are various websites to help you. The International Placement Service of the Federal Employment Agency provides advice and mediation, for instance, specifically for international professionals and trainees.


business start-up

Do you have a creative or innovative idea or want to offer services? Then you’re in the right place. We can give you helpful tips and information on start-ups in Germany. Before you take the first step into self-employment, you should be aware that this may be associated with a high financial risk.

Even for German citizens, it is a great challenge. Hence you should find out as much as you can beforehand. Having a very good knowledge of German is of great help in this respect. You can get a basic overview from the website of the Federal Ministry for Migration and Refugees and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.

Of course, there are also various regional offices you can consultant specifically about business start-ups:

  • Chamber of Trade
  • Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Economic development agencies

You can select the appropriate person from our contacts or search the Allianz für die Region GmbH via the “Gründungsatlas” website.


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