You may be asking yourself, ‘can I get a job in Germany without speaking German?’
There is good news, it is totally possible!
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The term Mini job was coined in Germany to describe a form of marginal employment that is generally characterized as part-time with a low wage. According to the latest law, the monthly income of a mini job is less than €450, exempting them from income tax.
Part Time Job
As an international student, you are allowed to work for a total of 120 full days or 240 half days in a year. According to university rules, students are not allowed to work for more than 20 hours a week, during your term. A job permit from the Federal Employment Agency and the foreigners’ authority is mandatory. Working more than 20 hours a week is generally not preferred, because you will not have enough time to study.
Full Time Job
As an international student, you are allowed to work for a total of 120 full days or 240 half days in a year. During your vacations, you can take up full-time jobs as well.
Student Jobs Opportunities
Most students prefer taking part-time jobs, and since as an international student from outside the EU you cannot work full-time for a whole year. The most popular part-time jobs in Germany are:
Call Centre: 12-15 €/hour. Answer the phone, analyse customer requests or complaints, and manage them. You have to be patient and diplomatic. You can make your own schedule.
Retail store shopping assistant: 10 €/hour. Help customers with information and selecting the best product they are looking for. You will need good communication and sales skills.
Office assistant: 12-15 €/hour. Your main tasks would be to answer the phone, give information to clients or partners of the company, and other administrative duties.
Research assistant at the university: 12 – 15 €/hour. This kind of job brings you many advantages, as you are already familiar with the environment and the personnel.
Waiters at cafés: 10 €/hour. Waiting at tables in a café is the easiest jobs you can find, and the requirements may not necessarily involve advanced knowledge of German. In addition, most of these jobs have a flexible schedule.
Babysitting : 10 – 15 €/hour. If you like children and have at least a little experience in working with them, this job might be the perfect fit for you.
Home delivery: 10-12 €/hour. Work for an online shopping company or restaurant and deliver products at peoples’ homes. The job is well paid, and you will often receive tips.
The bigger the city, the more work opportunities.
Student Jobs Platforms
Germany has many job websites that people can use to find a job that they love. There are job websites in both German and English, so even if you don’t speak the language, you’ll be able to find a great job.