If you want to work in Germany you need to know the exact equivalent of your job's name and description, its exact definition and how it is translated in German.
JOB SEARCH ENGINES
Job Search Engines can help you to find out what your profession is called in German and what's your possible equivalent job title. Job profiles come in German only so you will probably have to work a lot with Google Translate. Follow this link to learn more about the 6 most important job portals for job offers in Germany.
CONTACT THE RESPONSIBLE AUTHORITY
The authority is being named at the end of the procedure of www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de. For an ordinary commercial job it will be mostly the Chamber of Commerce:
- Handelskammer Hamburg
- Handelskammer Berlin
- Handelskammer Hannover
- Handelskammer Bremen
- Handelskammer Köln
- Handelskammer München
They will tell you about the individual procedure and where to send your documents to if you wish or need them evaluated.
RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN PROFESSIONS
The next step is to research if your education and/or profession is recognized being equivalent to the respective German one.
- Check if your profession has a German match via www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de. This website comes in English, too. Some professions do require specific education in Germany and this tool will help you identify them. The portal provides information on the procedure for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications.
- The first point of contact would be the respective consulting office which is closest to where your new employer is situated. The website above offers a tool to find your point of contact.
APPLICATION FOR RECOGNITION OF YOUR PROFESSION
If it becomes apparent that employers in Germany require an official recognition of your profession the IHK FOSA is the correct contact for application: