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Jesse James Woods
June 24, 2015

Expat Jobs in Germany Tips: Romain, a French Expat

In the following video Romain shares his  job experiences and tips with expats in Germany. Have a look!

Video transcription

Hi I’m Romain. I’m a French expat living in Germany since five years, and I work as a sales manager in a German company.

What brought me to Germany

I came to Berlin because it’s really like the new Silicon Valley of Europe, and I thought I had a chance to find a job in a startup that would give me the chance to achieve high responsibility very quick.

My experience searching for a job in Germany

I was looking online at different websites and I found my first job on a French Germany website that connects people – it’s really specialized in this kind of relationship because France and Germany have a special history.

My second job was a reference from a friend of mine. We worked together for two years, and then he quit for a new company and decided to go for a new opportunity. At his company they were looking for French people to open the French market, so I decided to give it a try with them.

Having a network in Germany is really important. You have a lot of startup events and get-togethers that help you a lot to meet new people.

My #1 tip for expat jobseekers in Germany

 

romain's tip for expat jobseekers in Germany

One advice is first:

First just find a job in Germany!

This is the first point. A lot of people have difficulty to find a first good job when they arrive because the salaries are not very high, especially in Berlin. Find yourself a job that has ‘OK pay’ for one year, and then try to climb the employment ladder step-by-step.

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

Resume of Romain Danel, an expat in Germany

Want to share your tips and experiences from working as an expat in Germany? Then please record and send a video similar to the one above to jesse(at)expatjobseeker(dot)de, or comment about your working experience and 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!

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