Work in Germany for Foreigners Tips

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German Foundation for International Development

German Foundation for International Development
Rauchstraße 25
D-10787 Berlin
Germany

Phone: + 49 30 25433-0
Fax: + 49 30 25433-375

   

German Foreign Office

German Foreign Office
Postal Address:
D - 11013 Berlin
Germany

Werderscher Markt 1
D - 10117 Berlin
Germany

Phone + 49 228 / 17-0
Fax + 49 228 / 17-3402

   

Unesco Germany

German UNESCO Commission e.V. (DUK)
Colmantstraße 15
D-53115 Bonn
Germany

Phone: + 49 228-604970
Fax: + 49 228-6049730

   

Pedagogic Exchange Service PAD

Pedagogic Exchange Service PAD at the Secretariat of the Conference of Ministers for Cultures Affaires
Lennestr. 6
D-53113 Bonn
Germany

Phone: + 49 0228-501-222
Fax: + 49 0228-501-301

   

Institute for Relations with Foreign Countries

Institute for Relations with Foreign Countries
P.O.Box 10 24 63
D-70020 Stuttgart
Germany

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Germany

Phone + 49 711 22 25-0
Fax + 49 711 22 64 346

   

Papers to submit at the Einwohnermeldeamt

The Einwohnermeldeamt will enter your information, such as date of birth, citizenship and address into a computer. Youy need to bring your ID, a passport and a copy of your apartment lease. Better still, submit copies of everything. Once your information is stored, you will get a slip with your address. Save this slip. If you move again, you will need to bring it back to the Einwohnermeldeamt. It is also proof that you have already registered.

   

German Academic Exchange Service DAAD

German Academic Exchange Service DAAD
Kennedyallee 50
D-53175 Bonn
Germany

Phone: + 49 228 882-0
Fax: + 49 228 882-444

   

Waiting at the Einwohnermeldeamt

The Einwohnermeldeamt is usually very crowded. Make sure you take something to read to pass the time. Also, make sure that you have a copy of your apartment lease with you.

   

Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle
Postal Address:
D-50588 Köln
Germany

Raderberggürtel 50
D-50968 Köln
Germany

Phone: + 49 221 389-0
Fax: + 49 221 389-30 00

   

Fulbright-Commission

Fulbright-Commission
Oranienburger Straße 13/14
D-10178 Berlin
Germany

Phone: + 49 30 28 444-773 (for Americans)
+ 49 30 28 444-772 (for Germans)
+ 49 30 28 444-771 (for special programs)
Fax: + 49 30 28 44 43 42

   

Colloquium for Literature Berlin

The Colloquium sponsors readings by foreign writers.

Colloquium for Literature Berlin e.V.
Am Sandwerder 5
D-14109 Berlin
Germany

Phone: + 49 30 8169960
Fax: + 49 30 81699619

   

Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation
Jean-Paul-Straße 12
D-53173 Bonn
Germany

Phone: + 49 228 833-0
Fax: + 49 228 833-199

   

CVs and resumes

The standard format for CVs and resumes in Germany is A4, but if you submit the US-format (standard BIG unligned sheet) it probably would not matter much. Tip: it is no longer necessary to submit a handwritten CV, unless the company requests it. Computer typing makes a better impression.

   

Institute for Scientific Films GmbH

Institute for Scientific Films GmbH
P.O.Box 2351
D-37013 Goettingen
Germany

Nonnenstieg 72
D-37075 Goettingen
Germany

Phone: + 49 551 5024-0
Fax: + 49 551 5024-400

   

Working as a Foreigner in Germany

Check out the individual addresses in this tip section to apply to individual German institutions. With some of them, you can apply directly, while others may refer you to possible employers. All institutions are based in Germany unless noted otherwise.

   

Einwohnermeldeamt

Everybody who moves to Germany must register their new address with the Einwohnermeldeamt. It is advisable to do this within 6 days of having moved. Note: you may have to pay a fine if you do not register promptly. Find the Einwohnermeldeamt for your district in your local telephone directory. This will also tell you what the office hours are.

   

Int. Youth Exchange

International Youth Exchange and Visitor-Service of Germany e.V.
Hochkreuzallee 20
D-53175 Bonn
Germany

Phone: + 49 0228 9506-0
Fax: + 49 0228 9506-199

   

Forgot to register at the Einwohnermeldeamt

Although you should register with the Einwohnermeldeamt within 6 days of having moved, it is not a big deal if you have a vaild reason (for example, you are a foreigner and you did not know). In that case, be very polite, so they will take pity on you, and you will not get fined.

   

Association for International Cooperation

Association for International Cooperation
Jean-Paul-Straße 12
D-53173 Bonn
Germany

Phone: + 49 228 833-0
Fax: + 49 228 833-199

   

Press Office of the Federal German Government

Press Office of the Federal German Government
P.O.Box
D-53105 Bonn
Germany

Welckerstr. 11
D-53113 Bonn
Germany

Phone: + 49 228 208-0
Fax: + 49 228 208-2555

   

German Teachers in Foreign Countries

Union of German Teachers in Foreign Countries e.V.
Friedr.-Naumann-Straße 17
D-34131 Kassel
Germany

Phone: + 49 561 3160658

   

Universite Franco-Allemande

German-French University
Universite Franco-Allemande
Am Staden 17
D - 66121 Saarbrücken
Germany

Phone: 06 81 501-1367/68
Fax: 06 81 501-1355

   

Carl Duisberg Society

Carl Duisberg Society
P. O. Box 26 01 20
D-50514 Koeln
Weyerstraße 79-83
D-50674 Koeln
Germany

Phone: + 49 221 2098-0
Fax: + 49 221 2098-111

   

German Music Board

German Music Board e.V. - Office for International Relations
Weberstraße 59
D-53113 Bonn
Germany

Phone: + 49 228 2091-1 30
Fax: + 49 228 2981-2 30

   

House of Cultures of the World

House of Cultures of the World
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
D-10557 Berlin
Germany

Phone: + 49 30 39 78 70
Fax: + 49 30 394 86 79

   

Exchange Program University Leipzig

InterDaF e.V. at Leipzig University
Lumumbastr. 4
D-04105 Leipzig
Germany

Phone: + 49 341 97 37 500
Fax: + 49 341 97 37 549

   

CV and resume content

So what needs to be in a CV and resume??

1. Information content - in addition to CV and resume:

a) copies of all your school data/reports - special classes, high school grades (photocopies!), college info (photocopies of individual classes taken - if applicable to prospective job), in ANY case a copy of your degree(s). Perhaps: an example of your work.

I used to translate movie scripts, so I would occasionally send them a sample. Worked well.

b) a business card

c) copies of letters of recommendation if you have them

2. ---- CV can be in the form of a data sheet, does not have to be in full sentences. Should be between 1 -2 pages long.

example:

1963 born in such and such

1970-75 school such and such

(and so on)

presently employed at ------ so and so - END.

CV MUST BE SIGNED and DATED!!!

3. -- Resume: as brief as possible, but including 'highlights' (i.e. qualifications) as to why you think you are suitable for the position offered. Does not need to be handwritten, unless stated. Must not exceed a page. Use Times New Roman 12, if not possible 11. State your number of enclosures at the bottom. Clip a recent photo on right upper corner - do not glue, use paper clip. Write your name and address on back of photo. Style: polite, but to the point. Do not grovel. State that you are looking forward to a job interview and thank them for their time. Sign and date. Is your address either in the header or footer? Have you included your phone number/e-mail address?

4. overall: include a big self-addressed envelope with stamps or international money order, so that they will return your documents. Some companies are notoriously bad about returning such things.

   

Tandem

Tandem

Tandem Regensburg
Gutenbergplatz 1a
D-93047 Regensburg
Germany

Phone: + 49 941 - 58 55 70
Fax: + 49 941 - 58 55 722

Tandem Pilsen:
Americka 42
306 14 Plzeò
Czech Republic

Phone: +420/ (0)19/ 722 08 79
Fax: +420/ (0)19/ 718 41 69

   

Internationes

Internationes
Kennedyallee 91-103
D-53175 Bonn
Germany

Phone: + 49 228 880-0
Fax: + 49 228 880-457

   

German Culture Board

German Culture Board e.V.
Weberstraße 59a
D-53113 Bonn
Germany

Phone: + 49 228 20135-0
Fax: + 49 228 20135-21

   

Franco-German Youth Office

Franco-German Youth Office (DFJW)
Rhoendorfer Str. 23
D-53604 Bad Honnef
Germany

Phone: + 49 2224 1808-0
Fax: + 49 2224 1808-52

   

Goethe Institute

Goethe Institute
P.O. Box 19 04 19
D-80604 Muenchen
Helene-Weber-Allee 1
D-80637 Muenchen
Germany

Phone: + 49 89 15921-0
Fax: + 49 89 15921-450

   

German Int. Theater Institute

German Center of the International Theater Institute e.V.
P.O.Box 41 11 28
D-12121 Berlin
Germany

Schlossstr. 48
D-12165 Berlin
Germany

Phone: + 49 30 791 17 77
Fax: + 49 30 791 18 74

   

Society for the Promotion of Literature

Society for the Promotion of Literature from Africa, Asia and Latin-America e.V.
P.O.Box 10 01 16
D-60001 Frankfurt
Germany

Reineckstr. 3
D-60313 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone: + 49 69 2102-247-250
Fax: + 49 69 2102227-18

   
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