The capital of Germany is the city state of Berlin. It is the seat of the President of Germany, whose official residence is Schloss Bellevue.
You have decided to look for a job in Germany. We can show you the different ways of finding the right employer for you in Germany – starting with initial research on the Internet right through to visits to job fairs in Germany or in your home country.
Federal Employment Agency: Germany’s largest official job portal belongs to the Federal Employment Agency (BA). One of its tasks is to support job-hunters in Germany and abroad in their search for suitable job offers. On the BA Web site, you can do targeted searches for vacant jobs. The search engine is available in German, English and French. However, for the moment most of the job offers are in German only.
EURES: The BA is also a member of the network of European employment agencies, which is called EURES. EURES is committed to promoting the mobility of job-seekers in Europe by providing advisory and job-finding services.
Job portals: Many German companies advertise their vacancies not only through official agencies, but also publish them on the Internet. Take a look at the well-known job portals (German keyword: Jobportal) and on social networking sites. Otherwise, search for companies in Germany which are most likely to offer jobs in your line of work. Many of these companies offer vacancies on their own Web sites. The job sections are usually called “Stellenangebote”, “Karriere” or “Vakanzen”. Here are some more online jobs webiste you may check.
http://www.arbeitsagentur.de : Jobcentres have extensive listings of vacancies, which are free to look at (even without a work permit). The majority of these offers are for un- and semi-skilled work.
At JobsinHubs.com you can get direct access to lots of opportunities for English-speaking job positions. Although the sites are mainly focused on jobs in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt, they also cover some jobs outside the cities. You can see featured jobs from employers specifically targetting expatriates and browse open positions by category.
Check the following links to search for jobs in Germany now :
Hamburg: http://www.JobsinHamburg.com, http://www.jobs.de
Find a Accommodation in Germany :
You need your residence registration first in order to apply for a residency permit. Once you have obtained the Anmeldebestätigung, take it to the immigration office to get your residency permit. For more information click here. Here are some online websites you may check for accommodation in Germany.
www.berlin99.com : They offer affordable, and fully equipped, furnished apartments directly to international people moving to Berlin for work or for studying.
www.immobilienscout24.de : The most comprehensive website for proper rentals (mieten), and some untermieten is also.
www.budgetplaces.com/berlin : Discover for yourself what Berlin has to offer, and make great savings with our range of budget accommodation in Berlin.
www.housetrip.com/en/germany : Save on Germany accommodation! Great value holiday rentals including 2140 self catering Germany apartments from €11 per night.
www.studenten-wg.de : Offer flats and rooms in shared flats all around Germany and allow you to place your own ad for free.
Work Permit :
Citizens of the European Union, as well as citizens of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea can apply for their residence permit for work purposes after entering Germany without a visa. Citizens of other countries are required to apply and obtain a visa for work purposes before entering Germany.
After the application has been approved by the Aliens’ Office and by the Work Office, the Embassy will issue you a residence permit in the form of a visa, which will include an authorization permitting you to work in Germany. You don’t need to obtain no extra work permit after arriving in Germany.
A residence permit for self-employed business purposes is valid for a maximum of three years. It can be indefinitely extended if your project is successful.
The first EUR 8,130 (married tax table: EUR 8,260) earned each year is tax-free. Any higher amount is subject to income tax. Income tax is progressive, starting at 18.9 percent and rising incrementally to 42 percent, or for very high incomes, 45 percent.