If you are looking for a job in Germany (or Switzerland or Austria), this interview is for you. I sat down with Gerd Meissner, expert on job seekers looking to land a job in Germany to get the scoop on what you can do to better your chances for employment abroad.
About Gerd and the Germany-USA Career Center:
The Germany-USA Career Center is the leading specialized resource for career coaching ("Germany-USA Career Adviser"), resume writing, recruiting and search services for job seekers and companies in business between the U.S. and Germany. It was founded in 1997 - initially as an invitation-only mailing list for managers and executives in this niche - by technology business journalist Gerd Meissner, co-founder of Spiegel Online and author of SAP - Inside the Secret Software Power, published by McGraw-Hill.
1. What are the three most important aspects of a job search for someone who wants work in Germany/Austria/Switzerland?
First, you need a plan with a timeline. Second, get your resume and cover letter ready and start building or improving your German language skills. Third, if you're currently employed, treat your search like a full part-time second job. If you're currently between jobs, make this your full-time job. Seriously.