In the following video I share my job experiences and tips with expats in Germany. Check it out!
‘Gutentag’ from the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany! My name is Jesse, and I’m an American living and working in Germany. Professionally, I’m an online marketer, specializing in search engine optimization (SEO).
What brought me to Germany
I originally came to Germany because my parents were both in the United States military, so I actually spent a good part of my life growing up on military bases in Germany.
After I finished college in the U.S., I came back to Germany because my father retired here. Then I decided I wanted to stay in Germany and I wanted to get to know the country more, so I looked for a job.
My experience searching for a job in Germany
My #1 tip for expat jobseekers in Germany
I’d like to give what I think is the best tip if you’re an expat in Germany and you’re trying to make it here professionally. The most important thing you could possibly do is:
In a lot of people’s jobs you don’t need to speak German for your particular role, but in my own experience I’ve seen that if you want to move up it’s important that you learn German, especially if you want to be in a manager role and manage other people who will likely be German in addition to the people speaking your native language – It’s also important because you’re really expanding the amount of opportunities you can have if you can speak that language. Yes, there’s a lot of jobs only looking for someone who speaks your native language, but then there’s some jobs who want you to speak your native language as well as German to communicate with other people in the company.
If you want to get to know me better
If you want to learn more about me professionally and contact me, you can find my information in the resume section at expatjobseeker.de
Want to share your tips and experiences from working as an expat in Germany? Then please record and send a video similar toÂ the one above to jesse(at)expatjobseeker(dot)de, or comment about your working experience andÂ share job tips at the bottom of this post.
Want to be found and hired by a company in Germany and network with other local expats? Then post your resume now at expatjobseeker.de!