Recently, I had the privilege of attending a program at Bauhaus University Weimar titled “How to Find a Job in the German Labour Market”. Organized by the Faculty of Media in collaboration with the Career Service of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the event provided invaluable insights into the intricacies of the job search and application process in Germany. The program comprised a comprehensive lecture followed by an informative panel discussion, during which I had the honor of being a speaker.
Being able to share my own experiences in Germany, including my academic journey, was a rewarding opportunity. I discussed various facets of job hunting, such as preparing an effective CV and profile, determining the right time to commence the application process, and offering insights on the Ausländerbehörde (immigration office) for visa-related matters. The students were highly engaged, posing a range of questions that spanned technical details to philosophical ponderings, including the challenge of staying motivated in the face of rejection.
Participating in this program was not only an opportunity to share my experiences but also a valuable learning experience. As someone primarily rooted in academia, I found immense value in hearing from industry professionals who shed light on the workings of their respective fields. Their insights into industry norms and expectations for applicants were eye-opening, as I had limited exposure to the industrial work environment before this event.