The German job market - Attractive for international professionals

The job market in Germany is generally considered to be strong and stable, with a low unemployment rate of below 6 percent (as of February 2023) and a high level of job security. In recent years, Germany has also experienced steady economic growth, which has led to an increase in demand for skilled workers in many industries. Therefore, Germany is very attractive to foreign students who are looking to start their careers after completing their Master's or MBA degrees abroad in Germany.

Shortage of skilled workers

There is a significant shortage of skilled workers across many industries ranging from engineering and IT to finance and marketing. This creates plenty of opportunity for those with the right skillset and qualifications. There are plenty of roles open to international professionals who are willing to put in the effort to learn about the industry they wish to enter into.

In addition to all the professional and personal skills you acquire during your studies at IGC, the HSB Career Service is happy to support you in questions concerning career start, job search, CV, job application and interview. You will be provided with all the necessary resources needed to get started on their journey towards finding a job in Germany.

Working conditions in Germany – Regulated by law and employee rights

German workers enjoy a high level of employee rights and social protection, including generous benefits for unemployment, healthcare, and retirement. Employers must adhere strictly to certain standards when it comes to working hours, salaries, holidays etc., ensuring that all employees enjoy fair treatment regardless of nationality or background.

Furthermore, wages tend to be higher than average compared to other countries due to strong trade unions which help protect worker’s rights and ensure that they receive a fair wage for their efforts. This makes working in Germany an attractive option for those looking for stable employment with good pay and benefits.

Tips to get started with a career abroad in Germany

If you are considering starting a career in Germany we have some tips on how best to go about doing so: 

  1. Research: It is important that you research thoroughly before applying for any jobs or internships in order to gain an understanding of what type of positions are available and which companies might suit your skill set best.
  2. Networking: Make sure you network with people already based in Germany who can provide valuable insights into work life there.
  3. Language: Learn as much German as possible as this will help increase your chances of success.
  4. CV: Ensure your CV is up-to-date and tailored specifically towards the roles you are applying for.
  5. Legal documents: Ensure all legal documents such as visas or permits required by your chosen employer are obtained prior to taking up any role (learn more about which documents are needed for what).
  6. Patience: Finding a job can take some time. So don't give up if things don't happen immediately – keep trying!