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Job applications

If you want your job search to be successful, you need to submit a convincing application in which you describe your qualification and experience.

Employers usually expect a written application with a letter, a curriculum vitae (usually with a photo and signed) and all the necessary documentation that is required to assess your qualifications for the job.

You should submit certificates and other important documentation in German.

It is becoming more common to require applications to be submitted online. Enquire about how the employer would like to receive your application.

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Application documents include:

  • a cover letter (one page)
  • a curriculum vitae with photo and signed (in a table format or as text)
  • certificates, references, certificates of employment/testimonials (translated into German)

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The Employment Agency offers training in making job applications. You will learn what an application should look like and what it should contain for applying for jobs in Germany.

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You can find out further information about local services in your area from:

  • the Migration Advisory Service for Adult Immigrants and the Youth Advisory Service
  • the employment agency
Date 17 December 2015

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