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Jesse James Woods
March 23, 2016

Expat Jobs in Germany Tips: Jesus, a Spanish Expat

In this video Jesus explains his experiences living and working in Germany. Watch it now!

Video transcription

Hi, my name is Jesus and I’m an Spanish expat living and working in Germany. I’m originally from Barcelona.

I’m a full stack developer and I’ve been living in Germany now for two years.

What brought me to Germany

What brought me to Germany was the idea that there are lots of different people here from all different countries. There is also some money in companies – there are lots of companies trying to do different things, and I like this opportunity – to be able to pursue opportunities that were not available in Barcelona.

My experience searching for a job in Germany

I was checking some job posting websites, and I also talked to lots of friends and I was in more than a few interviews.

My experience interviewing was that there were a lot of companies looking for employees. I just did some regular interviews, some in German, and I also did like a whole test day working for a company to see how I could hang out with them and so on – overall it was pretty professional.

According to my experience in Berlin, what I like most about Germany is that you can pursue you own objectives, and people are trying to do stuff in a positive way – so instead of getting this general vibe of “I don’t like my job,” according to my experience people are more pro-active – they look for how to fix things instead of focusing on how bad things might have been.

My #1 tip for expat jobseekers in Germany

Jesus's tip for expat jobseekers in Germany

For me, the most important tip is to get to know lots of different people because they may have a job offer at their office or know someone who does have a job opportunity – apart from the job, you would at least get maybe some new friends. It’s always good to get to know lots of people, get to be interested in what they are doing and before you know it you will find something that is good for you as well.

If you are into dancing, don’t forget to check the local swing dancing scene in Berlin! It will make you forget about work for at least a second!

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