Work in Munich.
Finding a job in Munich to foreigners (including Russian and immigrants from the CIS countries) is more difficult than in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt am Main and other cities where the concentration of foreigners is higher. In general, the search process and the device for work is not much different from other German cities. Natives of the Russian Federation and the CIS are recommended to look for work from the category of medium and intermediate-low qualifications.
Since immigrants from the Muslim countries are engaged in unskilled labor recently, so the competition here is very high. Jobs that require low or medium qualifications are not suitable for many migrants, therefore, only Germans remain of competitors, who sometimes require inflated bar to employers.
Before you can write a resume or generally move to Germany (Munich) for permanent residence you need to do the following:
Improve the ability to speak German and English. If you do not speak German at least at the initial level, then it will be very difficult for you to find a job. The higher your level of German ownership, the more likely you are to settle somewhere. It is desirable to know German and other languages in addition to the initial level. The most popular are English, French, Italian and Spanish. Owning at least one of them can give a significant competitive advantage. Get an education above average. You have a better chance of getting a job if you have a secondary or higher education, because that way you can prove your competence. However, having a document on education you will have to confirm it in Germany, which is quite expensive and requires knowledge of the German language even at an intermediate level. But even if you have a document on the formation of your country (not the German format), you can get a job from compatriots or find work through your friends. Strangely enough, experts from the countries of the former USSR are in demand in Western countries.
If you had any work experience in the specialty, then be sure to collect all the documents confirming this fact. It is very difficult to do this, especially if your employer company did not have business connections with German companies or EU enterprises. The process of processing documents on work experience in the specialty can take a lot of time and money, but if you want to find a job in Munich on your specialty, it is advisable to take this point into account, since having experience, you can apply for a place in German or Russian company located in Munich. Experience in German enterprises will be a significant advantage (even if it was an ordinary internship). Analyze the competition. Visit several job search sites in Munich (or all over Germany) and review your competitors’ resumes. It is advisable to look through the CV of German specialists to understand how to properly design your own, but it is also recommended to look at the CV of visiting candidates. Do not copy the resume, try to create something original.
The video describes how to look for work in Munich.
Review the cover letters. To do this, try to register on some job search sites on behalf of the employer and place several fake jobs. But try not to overdo it, because there is a risk of getting sanctions from the site or getting into the police.
A little advice to those who initially apply for vacancies with low qualifications or without qualifications, you can lie a little about your work experience (within reasonable limits). The fact is that you will not be asked to confirm the documented experience of working as a cleaner or gardener (especially if you consider that you are a citizen of another country).
Preparation of a resume and a cover letter.
Resume is best done in advance before moving to Germany and printed out at home.
Rules for the formulation of a resume that will help you to locate a potential employer:
The whole text should be written competently in German and preferably duplicated in some common European languages (English, French, Italian, etc.). Duplicate the text of the summary is optional, but this will be an additional advantage when choosing a candidate, because it will show your knowledge of the additional language. Since most large German firms operate throughout the European Union, knowledge of other languages, even to employees with low qualifications, will not hurt. In the photo in the resume, you should be more open – an easy half-smile and a confident look. It is advisable to be in a low-key and simple clothes. This rule is explained by the Western mentality. Write down all your key skills in maximum detail. The employer is more interested in your knowledge and work experience, rather than education or hobby. If you have work experience, then also write it in maximum detail – the terms of work, who you worked for, the position, the features of your profession.
Video on how to properly write a resume for work in Germany.
It is important to attach a cover letter to the resume, which will supplement information about you. The letter does not need to rewrite the resume. To compose a competent letter, the employer needs to understand the essence of the company’s work, detail how you will perform your job duties, and most importantly, write what you can be better than other candidates and the specific advantages of working with you. It is not necessary to use the banal “ambitious”, “industrious” in the last paragraph, and so on.
In demand vacancies in Munich.
Of occupations that require unskilled workers, especially popular with migrants in Munich are:
Temporary work at the construction site; A handyman at an enterprise; Cleaner of premises; Waiter; Bartender; Promoter.
From professions requiring low or medium qualifications:
House master (electrician, plumber); Driver; Nanny; Kindergartener; Cook; Gardener; Guide; A worker in a factory; Manager of the middle level; Visagiste; Cashier / seller.
Professions of high qualification:
Before you try to finally settle in Munich, we recommend that you carefully study the labor market of this city and the whole of Bavaria. Work will always be provided to those who quickly adapt to the rapidly changing economic conditions in modern Bavaria. After all, because of the influx of refugees from the countries of the Middle East to find a job where low qualification is required or is not required at all, it is also difficult for a German citizen, as well as for work, where high qualification is required. Now it’s best to start a new life in Munich, having a good education and a small work experience in the area where you would like to find a job in Germany.
Work in Munich.