Where to Search?

Where to Search?

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Where do I go to search for jobs in Germany?

Where can I find quality job postings for jobs in Germany? This is a question I’m often asked – and the answer depends a lot on the field that you’re applying in. Below, I’ve collected sites from a variety of sources and for a number of different fields. Some of the sites are primarily in German while others are available in English. If you don’t speak German, I usually recommend focusing on job postings presented in English (although you may have success with low-level German skills for German-language positions in the natural sciences/formal sciences). You can find out more about language level and employer expectations here.

Important Tips for Using Job Boards

When applying for jobs, it’s always a good idea to search on job boards/sites that are specifically designed for you – focusing on your background or skills. The more specific the job site is (and the more it fits with your profile), the more likely it is that the employer is looking for a candidate with your skills. This saves you time and energy in the application process.

Never send off your application using the “apply” button on sites like indeed and monster. Once you’ve found the posting, it’s always best to search for the company and find the posting on their own website/apply directly to the company using the contact information on the job posting. Using the “apply” button generates a generic application based on your profile and it’s almost always a sign that you weren’t really interested in the job. Always craft a specific application tailored to that job posting and send it to the contact information that they’ve provided.

Should I post my resume on job sites?

I usually don’t recommend posting your resume on job search sites like monster and stepstone, especially if you’re looking for jobs that have a large candidate pool. Most employers aren’t actively searching for profiles – they tend to wait for applicants to approach them – and if they are, they’re usually looking for higher-level positions or very specific skills/expertise. I do recommend posting your profile on a career-oriented social media site such as LinkedIn or Xing (or a field-specific site). This lets you add information to your profile that might not fit on a typical resume.

About this List

The list below is embedded from Raindrop.io (that’s the best way for me to be able to constantly update it when I find new resources for you). The main folder contains general job sites, and each folder contains specific sites. You can also search via tag (#biology, #chemistry) for very specific sites (although not everything is tagged). If you’d prefer to open the site in a separate tab, you can do so here. You’ll find a collection of general job boards as well as specific sites for academia, research, and a variety of different fields. I don’t have personal experience with all of these sites – some of the industry-specific boards have been collected via recommendation from colleagues and career service departments. I hope that this collection gives you a chance to really explore the types of jobs that are out there for you!

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