Job scenario in Germany

18/04/2017 - 15:15-12 Comments by | india flag

Hello Everyone ,

Hope you all are good. Its been long since I wrote, and I thought its time for me to give you some valuable information about something we all look forward to i.e. Jobs. Even when I was applying for the universities, one question always lingered in my mind, which is, will I get a job after my studies or I have to come back without anything. How is the job scenario in Germany? Do they prefer International students or not? Will language be a barrier and many more unanswered question?

Today its been more than six months in Germany and I can say I am confident as at least, I know now what it takes to get a job in Germany. From attending conferences to job fairs to interacting with seniors, I have got pretty good idea as how things are currently in Germany and so I will list down few important things for me to resolve few of your queries.

  • Most important thing, there are jobs. There is no scarcity or dearth of jobs, there are plenty but the question is whether you prepare yourself for the job or not while studying in Germany. It doesn’t matter what you have done till now. After you come here, interact with your seniors and ask them what particulars things companies ask for and learn that during your studies. You still have lot of time.
  • Attend job fairs and conferences hosted by industries and universities. At that time you will get to interact with the companies and you can ask them directly as what specific qualities they usually look for in a candidate. Make some contact. Its really helpful, believe me.
  • If you search on google, many people have written that jobs are not offered for international students. This is totally incorrect. When someone doesn’t get a job, they usually find some reason to blame someone. I will also write down the reasons why people don’t get jobs.
  • Germans are very particular about how you put forward your application. If you don’t fulfill the requirements, don’t apply. You will anyway get a rejection, its the same like while applying for Universities. When applying, one has to take care about what they have asked for in job advertisement and do you have what they are asking.
  • German language, every international student thinks its an arduous task to learn German and many people consider not to learn it to an extent where they are comfortable with it.  I would say, its not compulsory to learn so much German and its one priority to what they want to do. But, I have seen people who can speak good German getting jobs and internship faster than one who are not. You can get a job even without German language skills but I suggest there is no harm in learning it. So , don’t limit your options.
  • I tell you, I interacted with a company and they said ‘ Learn German, programming languages we will teach you’. So , I guess whether German language is important or not.
  • Coming on to Universities and courses. Universities won’t matter much and so will your grade. What matters is what have you studied and what projects have you done during your studies or any prior job experience if you have. So, do choose your course wisely before coming here.

I hope you have got some fair idea about how things are currently in Germany. Don’t worry too much about getting a job before coming here. When you come here, just make sure you make yourself into an asset. Learn new things and improve yourself everyday.

If you have anymore doubts, you can always contact me on fb and of course you can comment here. Good Luck!

Tags: Career, English Blog Post, Part-time Job

Comments

12 Comments

    Hello Sir,
    I want to know something from regarding studying in Germany. Kindly revert back.

    Comment by Debasmita Mohapatra created 19/04/2017 - 16:49

    Hi Debasmita,

    General information on studying in Germany and higher education here you’ll find on our website http://www.study-in.de! There is a really handy guide on how to study in Germany in 10 steps: https://www.study-in.de/en/service/ten-steps-to-studying-in-germany_28447.php.

    Best wishes,
    Your Study in Germany-Team

    Comment by Redaktion created 21/04/2017 - 08:50

    please sir,about the scholarship for BnSc Nursing in Germany is it real?

    Comment by Adewale created 22/04/2017 - 08:45

    I agree with some points of this article. But I will mention what I disagree with.

    First of all, with all due respect to the writer, but 6 months in Germany is not enough time to assess the situation here. I’ve been here for almost 4 years and the job hunt differs a lot from field to field and city to city.

    I strongly disagree with the point that if the ad mention requirements you don’t have you should not apply and you’ll get a rejection, and the same goes for universities. I got rejected from programs and jobs that I was over qualified to, and got accepted to programs and jobs that I though I will never get in and my degree didn’t even match exactly what they were asking for, but they actually looked at motivation and reference letters, internships and my CV, and that helped a lot. So nothing is set in stone.

    A German professor I worked with once told me “In jobs, they usually put too many demands so they don’t get hundreds of applicants, that should not discourage you from not applying. They always expect you to learn and learn quickly, they know they won’t get a perfect match, but when they put too many demands in the ad, the will reduce the number of applicants and only get applicants who are highly motivated”
    So don’t get discouraged by the ad only.

    I do agree that German language is essential, even if it’s an international environment, but they still expect you to speak it, and it will give you a big advantage over other applicants.

    Also, depends on the field. But grades do matter, I don’t think you’ll get a job with a GPA of 3 on a German system. Even for PhD applications they do ask for a good GPA. But it’s not essential. However, better grades gives you an advantage too. What I believe (also a couple of professors told me) really matters is your Thesis, take really good care in that, and try to do your best in it, because in the many interviews I had, I’m always asked to talk about my Diplom thesis.

    Good luck to everyone 🙂

    Comment by Fawaz Dabbaghie created 03/05/2017 - 17:33

    Respected sir,
    I passed my masters in Hydraulics Irrigation now i want continue by Phd. is there any forum for scholarships at jourmany? please guide me. thanks

    Comment by Ghulam sarwar created 04/05/2017 - 03:34

      Hi,
      thanks for your request and your interest in researching/doing your PhD in Germany. Our colleagues of ‘Research in Germany’ can give you the best advice about your research and funding opportunities in Germany. You can find them here: http://www.facebook.com/Research.in.Germany
      you can find scholarships for graduate students in the DAAD scholarship database https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/.
      The application requirements are listed in the respective description.
      Best wishes,
      your Study in Germany Team

      Comment by Redaktion created 04/05/2017 - 07:20

    hi
    can you describe about the job prospect of business studies background’s candidate?

    Comment by Tajreen Tahnaj created 04/05/2017 - 10:46

    Hello Yash, Hope you are doing well over there in Germany,
    Could you tell me what are first steps to admission in any German university with Msc courses?
    And if i apply with 4 years Bsc courses then will they give me 4 years visa for it?

    Thank you.

    Comment by ashique created 04/05/2017 - 14:52

    Hi,

    What is the scope for MS in Finance ? One of my friends who is working there after completing MBA said that getting job for MS finance is difficult. Is that so ?

    Comment by Mythili created 05/05/2017 - 16:45

      Hi,
      On our website you can find more information about how to launch a successful career in Germany https://www.study-in.de/en/plan-your-stay/job-and-career/career-after-your-studies/career-after-your-studies_28414.php.
      For more extensive information about working in Germany please visit http://www.make-it-in-germany.com/en.
      Best wishes,
      your Study in Germany Team

      Comment by Redaktion created 08/05/2017 - 07:57

    My CGPA is 2.60/4 . I have diploma in mechanical and B.tech in Mechatronics. I’m currently learning German language. Do companies in German require higher CGPA or it is depend on CV and overall knowledge or they have specific requirements about CGPA ?

    Comment by Gaurang created 18/06/2017 - 22:00

      Hi,
      each German university is responsible for determining its own admission policies. That’s why you should ask the International Office at the German university of your choice whether you fulfill all the requirements for admission and how much of your previous academic work will be recognised. You will find a list of universities and courses in our database https://www.study-in.de/en/plan-your-studies/find-programme-and-university/
      Best wishes,
      your Study in Germany Team

      Comment by Redaktion created 21/06/2017 - 09:57

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