Thinking about being self-employed in Germany? This guide will help you navigate the world of self-employment in Germany. We’ll explain the important stuff like how to start, what taxes you’ll face, and everything else you need to know such as pension, insurance, start-up grant, loans, etc.
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”
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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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”
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)”
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?”