This is a translation of the article “„… suchen wir baldmöglichst…“ (Arbeitssuche in Deutschland, Teil 1)”. If you want to learn German even faster, we recommend you to read the German-language version.
Looking for a job in Germany is not easy, even for Germans: from finding and reading job ads, to putting together application documents and writing an appealing cover letter, to mastering the interview, it is often a difficult and tedious task. In this unit, we’ll show you how to read and understand job ads.
Which job posting fits which business?
Job descriptions are often formulated using nominalizations. How does it work?
Look at the explanatory graphics and try to formulate correct nominalizations yourself!
In addition to job descriptions, there are always requirements for the applicant in job advertisements. Often, terms such as “intercultural competence” or “communication skills” are mentioned.
What do these terms mean? Match the terms to the explanations!
Have you already applied for a job in Germany? How did that work out? What did you do for it? Tell us about it in the comments!
More info and links for learning German:
Looking for more material on the topic to help you learn German? Here is a small selection:
- The Perfect Resume (Job Hunting in Germany, Part 2)
- Reading job ads properly from karrierebibel.de
- Ways into the job – application training for migrants by deutsch-am-arbeitsplatz.de [PDF]
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