Germany is seriously facing shortage of skilled workers in different occupations. According to an estimate, it may face shortage of workers for up to 3 million by 2030. This is surprisingly a high number but surely there are many reasons for that specially more and more aged people and less birth rate. Taking into consideration these issues, Germany government has announced a new immigration law on 02.10.2018 to overcome shortage of skilled workers. The immigration policy is based on Canadian immigration model where priority will be given to skilled professionals with good qualification, level of professional experience, German/English language skills and age factor. One thing that makes it different from Canadian immigration model that it will be non points based system. You can read here complete details of this law
Who will be able to benefit from this program?
All Non-EU citizens will be able to get benefit from this new law. There will be more chances for them now to get settled (PR) in Germany after passing a few initial years in Germany. They may well be able to bring their family members as well upon successful stay in Germany.
How to check in demand list of professions?
Germany also issues every year in demand occupations white list that let the applicants know if they can apply for a certain category of their own interest. Some of these list jobs are:
- Carpentry, roller shutter and blind construction
- Software development
- Construction professions in plumbing (without specialization)
- Professions in sanitary, heating and air conditioning
Who can apply?
For these jobs, any one have either higher educational qualification or vocational level education can apply. Main thing is that you must check before applying if your occupation is available in this list or not. Even if it does not exist in this list, do not worry, check with the passage of time as the list is updated time to time with the demand in market.
It is always advised to get statement of comparability for your acquired qualification outside Germany. This makes it easier for employer to consider your educational level and work experienced you gained. Same applies on those who have acquired vocational qualification instead of a proper degree to get it recognized in Germany. This will make sure that how you will be able to qualify for a certain job. Some occupations are properly regulated and for these such recognition documentation is must. However such are not so for example IT, Marketing or management jobs. Following are the respected authorities that provide you such certifications:
How to find jobs in Germany?
You may well be able to find jobs in Germany while lying in your bed! How? Well this is not that complicated. There are a lot of job portals in Germany that provide online job listings everyday. These job postings are up to dated and of good companies. Find below a way to find jobs either through government job portals or private job portals:
Government recognized job portals
Private job portals
- Monster Germany, Click here to open
- Stepstone Germany, Click here to open
- Expat job seekers Germany, Click here to open
How to apply for jobs?
It is really important to apply for jobs online properly. Since you are nor personally available in Germany for employer, so your job application must be really good in order to have a good impact on the employer. You must apply for the job as per advised in online job posting. Some companies ask for paper based written job application that you can send them through post. Some ask for applying through email and some though online portals (mostly used way now a days). In all cases, you must make sure to add following documents:
- Cover letter
- Educational Certificates
- Any professional references
- Work experience proof
How to write a Cover letter?
Writing a convincing cover letter is not that difficult as it often considered to be. In your covering letter, you must give the company a first
impression of yourself. You should also explain why you are interested in the post and do describe your own strengths (true facts only). Do not forget to express yourself convincingly to set yourself apart from the other candidates.
How to write a CV?
Who denies the role of a curriculum vitae in acquiring a job? You must write a good CV to expect for a good reply from your intended employer. Before writing a CV, do remember the following things:
- mention your personal and professional career
- your CV does not have to be written out in full(include just main details)
- you can list the most salient information in the form of a table (latest information such as work experience must be written first)
- in Germany, applicants must include a photo of themselves in their CV