Baptiste provides tips on his experience and how to find a job in Germany in this video. Learn more!
Hi, my name is Baptiste, and I’m a French expat living in Germany. I’m the Business Development Manager for the French market for Nevaly, and I’ve been working for them since March, so nearly 6 months.
What brought me to Germany
So what brought me to Germany was to do an internship from July to December last year, so it was a 6 month internship for another startup. Thanks to that experience I was able to look for a job which was more interesting and more rewarding and I ended up at Nevaly where I am still working right now.
My experience searching for a job in Germany
I found the internship thanks to the Internet. The Internet is your friend. I was just browsing websites where you have offers for French speaking people, and I found my internship and my job on those websites.
My #1 tip for expat jobseekers in Germany
My tip for you if you are looking for a job in Germany, especially in Berlin I would say, is to prove that you have some value and some experience to show to your recruiters, that you speak English on a quite good level because if you don’t then it might be a bit difficult. Basically, every asset that you have, if you have been part of any associations, any experience that you have in your life, just use it – show that you are somebody that is interested in the job and interesting for the recruiters.
My advice as well, my personal advice if you choose to come to Berlin is to be prepared of what you are going to encounter and the people you are going to meet. Berlin people tend to be a bit cold at the beginning – you have to know them, get to know the culture. This may sound a bit similar to where you’re coming from, especially if you are from Europe. But still there are some cultural differences, and you have to get used to it in a way. Be prepared, learn about the country, learn about the people, and don’t bring your culture with you and try to establish it – just fit into it.
My advice if you’re looking for jobs in Germany would be to check the website expatjobseeker.de