How to apply for Job in Germany ?? we all are familiar to this fact that internet is the best medium to find a job anywhere in the world. But if it’s about applying a job in Germany, then one must have prior knowledge of German language, because it helps one to survive there and communicate with other local people. Langoik is the best institute for German language in India. It emphasis on speaking and enables one to have a command over German language.
There are various ways through which you can search for exciting job offers in Germany. If you are not residing in Germany then internet is the best source to search the jobs in Germany. However, if you are residing in Germany then you have various other options such as Newsletter, employment agencies of Germany and many more.
Once you get the suitable job offer, you must know how to apply for the same. Let us discuss the job application process in detail:
if you want to apply for the job in Germany, then you need to enclose hard copy (printed) of all the documents in an application folder that is specially meant for this purpose and post it. However, these days many companies prefer receiving application online. If you are asked to send the document online, then you should send the documents in PDF format.
No matter whether you post the documents or send them online the required documents will be the same. Here the list of documents that are required while applying for the job in Germany:
This document plays a very important role in convincing the employer. This document has a brief introduction about your profile and capabilities.
So you should express yourself in best possible manner through this document.
This document has a much more detail about you. You need to include your personal and professional details in this document. Your professional details should be very precise and to the point. Making it lengthy does not ensure your success. You can make use of tables or bulleted points to give the details. Having your photo on CV is not mandatory until it is explicitly mentioned by the company. You should ensure that your professional details are mentioned in chronological order.
Your CV should have following sections:
Personal details include your name, your father’s name (optional), address and other contact details such as phone number, email address etc.
This includes the list of companies you have worked for and your job profile/responsibilities in those companies. You should mention these details in chronological order.
This section should have all your academic details such as name of schools/universities you have joined, name of courses/subjects you studied and overall score in each course. Again, this section should also contain the details in chronological order.
In this section you have to mention about your language proficiency. You need to mention what all languages you speak and what is your level of proficiency (fluency) in those languages. In German there are few terms to describe proficiency, such as:
– To mention the language as mother tongue, the term used is “Muttersprache”.
– If you have excellent skills of any language then you can use the term “verhandlungssicher”
– If you have sound knowledge of the language or you have been speaking that language recently then you should use “fließend”
– If you just have the basic skills of any language then you should use “Grundkenntnisse”.
However, to sound more professional, you should use the standards of the Common European Reference Framework for Languages (CEFR), to describe your language proficiency.
Here you can mention your interests and hobbies. Here, you can mention any of your skills or interests that may prove to be helpful in the job profile you are applying for. For example, if you have additional knowledge of computer or have a good typing speed, etc.
Here you need to mention all the certificates you have. It can be certificate for attending any training, your degree certificate and also the school leaving certificate. If you have work-experience then the certificate from previous employer stating the same should be mentioned. You can be asked to present normal photocopy of certificates or the attested photocopies.
This is the very important phase of job application process. This is important, as you get to have direct communication with recruitment team or any managerial staff of the company. This is to test your soft skills and communication. The interview can have both general or technical questions. However, in many companies, English is the formal language, but in some companies knowledge of German proves to be an add-on qualification.
You should rehearse well before the interview round. These days, the interview is conducted on phone first and if they find the candidate suitable, then they call for face-to-face interview. While going for face-to-face interview, you should look professional and should have good control over the body language. You should not sound nervous sitting in front of the panel. You should try to make an eye contact with the person you are talking to.
The interviewer may ask you various questions based on the information that you have mentioned in your CV. You may be asked about your previous employers and the job profile or you may be asked about the course that you have studied or about your expectation from the job/company you are willing to join, etc.
You should be very well prepared for interview round. You should have a brief knowledge about the company, in which you are applying for the job. You should be ready with answers to some routine questions about your personality, strength and weakness, hobbies,etc.
it is to test the practical knowledge, ability to work in team and case study skills of the applicant. Here you may be given any task that you have to perform with the help of other applicants. You may be asked to do a group discussion, prepare a presentation, etc. This is how company tests your interactive skills and stress management skills
At last, the company is going to evaluate your performance in interview and analyse your work-experience, academics, etc. and then will declare whether you have succeeded or not. Some companies declare the decision on the same day and some take time of few days.
If you are selected, then the company will send you an offer letter or work contact. If you are good with that, then you need to sign that and return it to the company.