Job market for graduates in Germany
How do I find a job in Germany after graduating?
As Germany has a strong and stable economy, job prospects are good for recent graduates. Companies across the country are looking to employ those who have a degree from a German university.
Job openings are advertised on university notice boards, so you can keep track of available positions while you are still studying. By the time you graduate you will have a better idea of which types of jobs are available and be able to apply for those that you are interested in.
There are various websites that advertise jobs. Search from thousands of jobs in Germany on the Europa job portal EURES. You can find jobs that will match your education level, experience and interests.
Jobs are also posted in both local and national newspapers, as well as in popular student hangouts, such as cafes and on campus.
Even if you are unable to find a job in your field right away after graduating, you can work a part-time or temporary job while you keep searching.
How long does it take to find a job after graduation?
The average time to get a job after graduation will depend on your field and qualifications. The most in-demand jobs include health care practitioners, engineers and IT specialists. If you are looking for work in one of these sectors, you may find a job quicker than in others.
In general, there are plenty of jobs available and as Germany has an aging population, highly-qualified recent graduates are in high demand.