Links for job hunting and occupational fields
The internet offers a lot of diverse information about job boards, employers and occupations. Below, we give you an insight into essential websites. Some of these websites are in English others are not. We give you a hint of the information that you can find on these websites. However, not all information can be provided in English, which is why learning German is the most important preparation for the German job market.
You can find general information about working in Germany on the website "Make it in Germany", which is an official website provided by the German government. On the website, you will also find detailed information about different aspects of starting to work in Germany such as information about the work contract, taxes or social security as well as information on their service hotline for personalised advice.
- Kulturtopographie Kassel (links to various cultural institutions and initiatives in Kassel)
- List of employers in the social field in Kassel (the list was created by the study program Social Services at the University of Kassel)
- The City of Kassel (use this website for contact information of different institutions and companies in Kassel (e.g. schools & education, politics & society, media & press). The website is currently being edited and is therefore not available. As soon as the new website is accessible, we will link it here.
- The City of Göttingen put together a similar portal on their website
Below you can find useful links and information about working in the research landscape in Germany.
- Research in Germany (use this website, created by the German government, for general information about working in research in Germany)
- The four biggest non-university research institutions in Germany are:
- Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (voluntary association of public and state-approved universities in Germany. Use this website to find all job offers of the universities.)
- Hochschulkompass (use this website to identify universities that are active in your desired field of research)
- University of Kassel (as most universities the University of Kassel has its own portal for jobs at the university)
- Graduate Academy (the University of Kassel's Graduate Academy offers information for doctoral candidates, postdocs and junior research groups.)
- Public Service (use this PDF for helpful links regarding jobs in public services)
- OECKL - Taschenbuch des öffentlichen Lebens (in this book you can find more than 1,000 names and contact details of public institutions and therefore potential employers)
- Interpreting and Translating
- Journalism and media
- Marketing, PR and advertisement
- The German Museum Association (use this website for information about jobs in museums and for job offers of German museums)
- Association of German foundations (use this website for information about working in foundations and for Job offers of German foundations.)
- Associations (use this website of the German Bundestag to find a list of all registered associations (more than 2,000) in Germany)
- Publishing (use this PDF for more information about jobs in Publishing)
Additionally, we offer more detailed information about different occupational fields in Germany (in German).