Church Tax in Germany 2022 – How to Stop Paying It?

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What is church tax in Germany? Do you know if you are paying for it now? And more importantly, how to stop paying it? In this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about church tax in Germany. This includes the amount and calculation, the different types of church tax in Germany, how to stop paying it, and what are the consequences.

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How to write your CV in Germany (+ English template!)

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Looking for a job in Germany and not sure how to write your CV? You are at the right place. In this guide, you will get all the details about how to write your CV that fits the German job market. You will learn about the structure, length, style, and the different sections contained in a CV in Germany. I also include a free CV template for you to use and land your dream job in Germany!

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Unemployment Benefit in Germany – Application Guide for Expats

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In this article, you will find everything you need to know about unemployment benefits in Germany, including unemployment benefit I (Arbeitslosengeld I) and unemployment benefit II (Arbeitslosengeld II/ Hartz IV). You will learn about their differences, how much money you can get, the duration of the benefits, and how you can apply for the benefits. Continue reading “Unemployment Benefit in Germany – Application Guide for Expats”

20 Ideas to Make Money from Home – Anyone Can Do

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Due to the coronavirus crisis, many people are getting used to working from home. Working from home has a lot of benefits. You can save time on commuting, spend more time with your family, and you can even work in your pajamas. It doesn’t matter if you are a student or housewife wanting to make some money from home; or if you have a full-time job already but looking for ways to make some extra cash on the side. In this article, you will find many different ways to make money from home. Continue reading “20 Ideas to Make Money from Home – Anyone Can Do”

13 Tips for Working From Home with a Toddler

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In this post, you will find tips for working from home with a toddler. These tips were written during the coronavirus crisis in 2020 when all the schools and daycare centers were closed in Germany for months. Parents were forced to work from home with their kids at home. You can use these tips now also when your daycare center is closed but you still have to work. Most daycare centers in Germany are closed 40 days a year.
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Sick Leave In Germany – Everything you need to know

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Do you know your rights as an employee in Germany? How many paid sick leave can you take in Germany? Do you know you may change your annual leave to sick leave if you are sick on your vacation? What happens if you need to take a long term sick leave? Do you know you can take sick leave as well if your kid is sick? In this post, you will find everything you need to know about taking sick leave in Germany. Continue reading “Sick Leave In Germany – Everything you need to know”

Decoding your Reference Letter in Germany (Arbeitszeugnis)

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Do you know that there are hidden meanings behind each sentence in your reference letter in Germany which can be translated to a rating? How can you decode your reference letter and improve the wordings so that you will be seen more positively by your future employers? In this post, I will talk about the reference letter system in Germany, how you can decode your reference letter and why it is important to do so. Continue reading “Decoding your Reference Letter in Germany (Arbeitszeugnis)”