Supermarkets in Germany: What to expect and how to save money on groceries

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Going to supermarkets in Germany was a totally new experience for me. The way how it works in Germany is completely different than in Hong Kong or the US. In this post, you will find a list of “strange things” that you will notice when visiting supermarkets in Germany. I have also included some tips here about how you can save money when doing grocery shopping in Germany. Continue reading “Supermarkets in Germany: What to expect and how to save money on groceries”

Salary in Germany: Are you getting paid enough?

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When I first came to Germany, I had no idea how much salary I should expect. Salary is normally not a common topic that you can openly discuss with your friends and compare. Besides, it is hard to compare as every industry is different. People who have different educational backgrounds and years of experience also get a different level of salary. Continue reading “Salary in Germany: Are you getting paid enough?”

My job interview in Germany: 6 tips to boost your chances of getting hired

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Have you ever had a job interview in Germany? I wrote about how I got my permanent full time job in Germany without speaking German in another post. It is not easy to find an English speaking job, but it is possible. So, in this post, I am going to share with you the interview process in Germany that I went through. And also some tips from my side, how you can increase your chances of getting a job. Continue reading “My job interview in Germany: 6 tips to boost your chances of getting hired”

Moving back home after living abroad

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“Should I stay here, or should I move back home?” Do you have this feeling from time to time, when you live abroad?  I moved to Germany and in my opinion, Germany is really a very nice country to live in. However, I do have this feeling from time to time, and I wonder, if I should really stay in Germany for good. This feeling was especially strong in my first year in Germany. Continue reading “Moving back home after living abroad”