How to Find a Job and Start Working in Germany's Industry

How to Find a Job and Start Working in Germany's Industry

A stable economy, good salaries and a wide range of interesting jobs attract international specialists to work in Germany. However, the application process is governed by the typical German correctness and formality. To know the rules and requirements is essential for finding a job.

Therefore, the first part of this workshop for international doctoral researchers will provide useful information regarding job applications particularly on the labour market outside academia. You will find out how to apply for a job properly and where to look for vacancies. Moreover you will be prepared for future job interviews.

The second part of the workshop will focuse on topics related to employment. We will talk about general conditions and guidelines, for example the number of holidays, hours of work, payment, or current conditions to get a work permit. To make you fit for your first job, we will also discuss the typical German working culture and what will be expected from you as well as the typical behaviour of your German colleagues.

This workshop is offered by GradUS (project "GradUS global") in cooperation with the STIBET programme (sponsored by the DAAD) of the International Office.

Information on the event

:  Wednesday/Thursday, 8th/9th June 2016

Time: 9.30-17.30 hrs. on Wednesday, 9.00-17.00 hrs. on Thursday

Venue: Graduate Centre, Building C9 3 (see location plan)

Fee: 70 Euro (less GradUS credit; see below)

Registration: see information in the top-right corner (max. 14 participants)

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Heidi Störr holds a university degree in Business Administration with focus on HR and Education Management. After her studies, she gained work experience as a recruiter in several companies in the automotive, aerospace and chemical engineering industry. In 2012, she started her own career consultancy "Push Your Career" to support academic job-seekers during their job search. Of particular interest to her is the support of international specialists who want to find a job in Germany.