Find a Job in Germany
Replies: 19 - Last Post: May 12, 2012 2:56 AM Last Post By: regards
May 1, 2012 2:57 AM
Find a Job in GermanyHi,
I am a soon turning to be 25 years old Malaysian intend to find a job in Germany 3 months later. I do not mind a job as a waitress too. My highest qualification is high school. And I am planning to study in Germany one and a half year after I've worked. Can anyone please tell me what are the chances of me getting a job in any part of Germany? I possess work experience in Marketing, Customer Service, Administration. I have worked with organizations such as British American Tobacco, and several other international firms. Please advise me and share with me your opinion. It's very much needed and appreciated.
May 1, 2012 3:06 AM
1The economic situation everywhere in Europe as well as US and Canada is very poor. Which means few available jobs.
Do you speak fluent German? If you don't, I don't know if you can get a job as a waitress, as you will be serving and interacting with people who speak German, if you can't understand them, or speak their language its hard to get things right.
Unfortunately for you, there are many Germans who can speak German, and who have graduated from a High School in Germany, or even have done some University.
Do you even have a work visa to allow you to work in Germany? That's step 1.
May 1, 2012 3:24 AM
2With a Malaysian passport, you'll need a work visa for Germany. Contact the German embassy to ask what options you have, but be prepared to be disappointed.
And as #1 also pointed out, fluency in the German language certainly helps - even, or in fact especially, when you're looking for job as a waitress.
May 1, 2012 3:27 AM
3As just 25 years old and experience in "Marketing, Customer Service, Administration. I have worked with organizations such as British American Tobacco, and several other international firms" is amazing and no one established firm in Germany would think you are a serious person for long term jobs.
On the other side Germany need each year thousands of people to work as there are not enough in the country. This was the news last week. Maybe a call or a visit in the Germany consulat or embassy in your country can give you some ideas about - in combination of step 1
May 1, 2012 5:44 AM
May 1, 2012 11:29 PM
5#1 Actually the situation here in Germany's not half bad all things considered. Technically the economy is even still growing (dunno how mind given everyone else is screwed). There are def jobs available. Whether the Deutsche Auswaertiges Amt would grant a visa to a Malaysian who simply wants to come work as a waitress is another matter however.
#4 - Refer also to http://www.toytowngermany.com. Learn as much German as you can, it makes life so so much easier. For jobs, maybe you'll find something with DHL or T Mobile or Deutsche Telekom - all of whom have their global head offices in Bonn - the UN also has 1,000 people there. Failing that, Frankfurt has lots of financial institutions with European or global head offices, whilst there are of course several German car manufacturers - Porsche and Mercedes are in Stuttgart, BMW in Munich, Audi in Ingolstadt whilst Ford's European headquarters is in Cologne.
May 2, 2012 2:16 AM
May 2, 2012 3:17 AM
8Fwoggie we forgot Rüsselsheim with Opel and Berlin for the motorbikes from BMW
May 2, 2012 4:17 AM
May 4, 2012 5:53 PM
10How many countries have you posted the same question for OP?
May 11, 2012 8:29 PM
11Hi Fwoggie and regards, thanks a lot for the suggestions. I would like to know how easy or difficult it is to get a work visa in Germany for a Malaysian with high school level qualification? It can be any type of job.
Yes I have also posted for Australia. Have only posted questions for Germany and Australia. Actually it would be much more better to go to Germany as that's where I'm considering to do my studies by end of 2013. But it seems to me hard to find a job there, I needed to work this year while I prepare for a test and earn some money. I've heard that it's easier to find job in Australia, that's why I would consider Australia too.
May 11, 2012 11:24 PM
12If you want a job in Germany you must know German.
Australia would be your best bet.
May 11, 2012 11:38 PM
May 11, 2012 11:58 PM
14Well I'm pretty sure you'd be able to get a job at a fast food restaurant, super market, or other places like that, but the ability to speak German is vital in any of those positions. The jobs you will be qualified for will be 'average joe' jobs, lower paying then those that have qualifications like a degree or whatever.
How do you plan on learning German in Malaysia?
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