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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During quarantine due to the coronavirus crisis, many people are stuck at home and have a lot of spare time. Why don’t you take this opportunity and make some extra money from home? 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”

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)”

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 in Germany 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 in Germany. Continue reading “Salary in Germany: Are you getting paid enough?”

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, and also some tips on how you can increase your chances of getting a job. Continue reading “Job interview in Germany: 6 tips to boost your chances of getting hired”