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Second KIT Career Fair

In the section below, we have assembled a number of useful tips to aid your search for suitable employment in the region. You can look for jobs at career fairs, in regional newspapers, or on the Internet, for example (link to each section). The advantage of career fairs is that they enable you to learn about many companies in the area and make initial contact with them, as well. Below, we present a selection of well-known fairs in the region.

Career fairs

Tip

Take a few copies of your job application materials along with you to these events; you may have the chance to put them right into the hands of some companies, even if they don't have any openings at the moment.

Newspapers

The Saturday editions of regional newspapers and nationwide periodicals like Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Die Welt, or Süddeutsche Zeitung include large sections devoted to job postings. 

Brief overview of regional newspapers: 

  • Badische Neueste Nachrichten (BNN)
  • Badisches Tagblatt
  • Die Rheinpfalz
  • Pfalz-Echo
  • Pforzheimer Zeitung
  • Der Kurier
  • Stuttgarter Zeitung

Posting your own ad

Haven't had any luck so far in finding the right job offer, or the company you'd like to work for doesn't have any openings at the moment? To complement your search, you can take matters into your own hands by advertising your availability online or in newspapers. Alternatively, you can create a free online profile that includes your qualifications and professional experience on the Federal Employment Agency's job portal or a variety of business networks.

This will enable companies that are interested in your profile to contact you, which is a common practice in Germany.

In advertisements like these, keep things short and sweet with the most important information, such as:

  • The type of position you're looking for
  • Your previous jobs and qualifications
  • Career milestones
  • Your preferred work location

Interested companies or placement agencies will then have the opportunity to respond to your profile. 

Online

The Internet offers myriad ways to find your next job in Germany, of course -- no matter whether you're still in your home country or in ours. Here, we've listed the most important job websites in the region.

Job portals and Company websites 

In addition to notifying the relevant public institutions about their job openings, many German companies post them online themselves. This means it's a good idea to keep an eye on popular job portals and social networks. You can also look up the companies that are most associated with your profession in Germany.

Plenty of these companies post job openings on their own websites. The corresponding sections of these sites can usually be found under "Stellenangebote" ("job offers"), "Karriere" ("career"), "Vakanzen" ("openings"), or simply "Jobs".

Employee placement agencies

Private placement agencies that find a suitable job for you are another alternative. However, these organizations can charge jobseekers upwards of €2,000 for their services.