Finding a Job

Many students work part-time as waiters in cafés, as hosts at trade fairs, as bicycle couriers, office assistants, cleaners or babysitters. Offers for this kind of job can be found in the small ads of regional or local newspapers, but also online with the Agentur für Arbeit and job service offered by the “Studentenwerk”.
One ideal and popular way of supplementing incomes while studying is by working at university institutes, in libraries or at other university facilities. If you're interested in this kind of job, contact your department secretary about vacancies for student or graduate assistants and tutors. Also check postings on notice boards outside libraries, lecture halls and the canteen. You will find plenty of job vacancies advertised here.

Suggested links:
The University’s Job Board
DAAD leaflet on international students in employment.
Agentur für Arbeit Weimar
Ausländerbehörde Weimar
Jobbörse of the Studierendenwerk


Finding a job after graduation
Various strategies could be of help to you in your search for a job:

1. Get active yourself and look for job offers that suit you: you can also submit your profile to the Federal Employment Agency so that interested employers can contact you. You will also find job offers in newspapers or on the Internet. Yet another possibility is to post a job ad yourself. There are tips and information on job-hunting in Germany here.

The Job Listings will provide you with an overview of job vacancies in Germany.

2. Came across an interesting employer while hunting around? Don’t hesitate – apply for a job speculatively. You can find out what documents you need in order to apply here.

3. Internships or trainee posts offer you the advantage of getting to know a company and acquiring your first professional experience. The Federal Employment Agency Job Exchange is not the only place where you can hunt for internships or trainee posts; you might also find some in other job portals or on company Web sites. Whatever the case, it is always an advantage to build up networks of contacts in your speciality during your studies which you can then look to when hunting for a job.

More information
Job-hunting: Seek and you will find. Where to go when looking for a job
Applying for a job: Helpful hints about your application documents and preparing for an interview