There are several platforms that provide information for professionals, academics and prospective students willing to work in Germany.
Professionals looking for opportunities in Germany MUST consider the requirements and regulations according to the labour laws in Germany. Every employee must have a valid working contract. Professionals who need a work permit must apply for the working visa as soon as the working contract has been signed. Students from none-EU countries who are enrolled in German universities are entitled to 18 month job seeking visa in Germany after completing their studies.
Visit the German Embassy website in Nairobi for more information about the requirements: >>Requirements for National Visa
Every employee in Germany must have a health insurance, either a public or a private health insurance. This is determined by the salary level and the occupation. Here is a link of >> Health Insurances in Germany.
Make it in Germany Portal
The 'Make it in Germany' portal in an information portal initiated by the German government offering information about working and living in Germany. The portal has diverse information about professional recognition, visa regulations, the labour market, job openings, registration with authorities, school systems in Germany etc. Check the portal for more information here: >>Make it in Germany Portal
Job portal search engines in Germany
Most companies advertise for jobs on their websites. However there are several helpful job portals in Germany.
- The Local (English Jobs)
- The Federal Employment Agency
- University Career Portals, ie LMU Career Centre
The German CV
The format of the German Curriculum Vitae (Lebenslauf) has a slightly different format compared to other CVs. The German CV should be up to date and in tabular form. It is advisable to give reasons regarding gaps in the CV. Here are a few examples of the recommended German CV.