Pathways to your job

Are you at the end of your studies or about to start your internship and want to get ready to apply for jobs? You can find numerous tips, links, reading and support services on this page:

  • Job sites and job portals
  • Application documents in Germany
  • Application documents in English-speaking countries
  • Applying via social media
  • Selection processes – interviews and assessment centres
  • Information about employers

Everything you need to know about application documents

Tips on applying for jobs in Germany

Your cover letter, CV and attachments (education certificates and letters of reference) are the core elements of your application. Even if you apply via an application portal, you will almost always be asked to upload at least your CV at the end of the process. You can find links, recommended reading and other information about preparing your documents here.

German application documents / Applying for jobs in Germany

Basic information about applying for jobs

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Helpful links

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Career Service workshops

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Application check

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Tips for English-language job applications and applying for jobs abroad

Whether you are planning to apply for a job in an English-speaking country or a German company is requesting your application in English, you need to adapt the language and content of your application documents to the application standards of the country in question. We've compiled links and other information materials here to support you in this process.

English-language application documents

Helpful links

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Career Service workshops

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Individual advising: CV and cover letter check

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Job sites and job portals

Where do you find the perfect job? Here, for example! 

 

Meta search machines (selection)

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General job sites (selection)

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International job sites

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For freelancers and start-ups

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Job openings in the public service

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Healthcare, health sciences, public health, medicine

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Nutrition and home economics

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Renewable energies / environment

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Aviation and aerospace

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Medium-sized companies

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Internships

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Diversity

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stellenwerk - the job site for Hamburg's three largest universities

Take advantage of the official job site from Hamburg's universities! Students and graduates can find suitable job offers for every phase of their studies: student jobs, internships, final theses, jobs for graduates, private part-time jobs and internal jobs at the universities. No job posting is more than 28 days old.

Social media job searches - XING and LinkedIn

How can I use social media for my job search? You can use XING and LinkedIn to apply for jobs and attract the attention of future employers. The following links provide tips on what to pay attention to in the process:

  • karrierebibel.de – General information about job searches and applications (in German)
  • linkedin.com – Setting up a new LinkedIn account (in English)
  • basicthinking.de – 13 tips for a successful LinkedIn profile (in German)
  • bewerbung.com – Social media as a springboard for your career (in German)
  • stepstone.at – Searching for jobs via social media (in German)
  • youtube.com – Using social media in your job search (in English) 

The selection process – job interviews and assessment centres

Your application was successful and you've been invited to an interview? Then you're right in the middle of the selection process! Here are some tips for preparing for your interview, which might also take place via phone or video call. As part of a multi-step selection process you may also be invited to an assessment centre. We've compiled some links on getting prepared for this as well.

Preparing for job interviews

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Career Service workshops and coaching services

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Information about employers

Which company is right for me? Where can I get information about employers – in part to help me prepare for my job interview? Rankings, employer reviews and insider perspectives can help you get oriented.