As a foreigner living in Germany, it can be quite hard at the beginning. Especially if you are not good in the German language. German is definitely not the easiest language to learn. Plus all the other hassles at the beginning, it can be very frustrating:

Looking for a flat is unbelievably difficult…

Dealing with the authorities where nobody is speaking English (even in the visa office for foreigners!)…

Collecting all the papers for each and everything (the German are crazy about paper and are in my opinion, very, very inflexible/ don’t forget that all papers are in German as well)…

Looking for a job as a foreigner, obviously not the easiest thing either…

Plus the lack of understanding in German culture can sometimes cause misunderstanding…

I have been through all this and can fully understand the frustration. Fortunately for me now all these beginning hassles have been over and I can finally enjoy my life in Germany without all these worries any more.

You can do the same.

My blog is here to share my experience, and to help anyone who is still struggling with all these things above. I struggled a lot in the first few years when I moved to Germany. I hope to help other people, who are in a similar situation like me, so that they can get used to German life as fast as possible.

Yes, I am a real person!

You are welcomed to write me anything or ask me any questions. I would be more than happy to share my tips and help!

11 Replies to “Home”

  1. Hello,

    I came across your blog because i am also looking for a job in Germany. Do you happen to have the list of companies that you applied (its a long shot but i just feel so desperate atm).
    Any tips ?
    Hope to hear back from you

    1. Compile a list of German companies known internationally (there are a lot of these) – that’s good list to start with.

  2. Hi. I came across your blog while researching the job prospects in Germany. I received a mail from I K Hofmann GmbH,in response to my mail, to submit my CV, experience and educational certificates and expected salary in Germany. Is it possible that someone outside Germany can be hired by consultants . Please advise. I am working in Oman

      1. My profession is finance and am aged 46 .I have more than fifteen years experience in automotive sector (German car dealership). Is it advantageous to have experience in automotive sector considering the sector is strong in germany .TIA

        1. Automotive section is strong in Germany, yes. But I think the job nature is more important. For example, engineer has a better chance to get a job than a finance person. But even if your profession is in finance, it does not mean that you cannot get hired. There are companies that hired foreigners in finance as well. Though it is very competitive.

  3. Hi ,
    Thanks for sharing the experience. Like you were, I am searching a job in finance field.Could you please help me out ?I was working in US based bank in India for almost 5 years .Since my husband is working in Germany I moved here. I have applied like you in few companies and application got rejected .

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