Find a Job in Germany - Working Conditions and Work Culture

02.11.2021 von 09:30 bis 18:00

Online - Graduiertenzentrum

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Course language: English

Target Group:

International doctoral researchers who are looking for a job outside academia in the near future.

Information on the participation permit of postdocs can be found here.

This course is open to doctoral candidates from SEA-EU partner universities.


Heidi Störr, Career Consultancy “Push Your Career”

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Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 09:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Module Working Contract and Permits

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 03:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m., Module Working Culture

Content Overview:

  • Typical regulations in employment contracts
  • Work permit types and requirements
  • German Culture specifics
  • Cultural rules at work


Content Details:

Module “Work Contract & Permits – How to get the best working conditions and a work permit”

In this seminar you will get to find out everything about general conditions and legal guidelines when in work, for example hours of work, vacation days, overtime regulations and your “Probezeit”. Subsequently, you will learn more about work permits and their regulations.

Module “Work Culture – How to understand Germans”

To be considered as a professional team member you should be familiar with the German cultural standards and their influence on the work sphere. In this seminar we will discuss the typical German way of working and behaviour of your German colleagues. We reflect why things are done in a certain way and which advantages these cultural characteristics might have at work but also which conflicts may occur. Additionally, we will define the role of an employee and a superior. Based on practical examples we try to understand the perspectives of different cultures and discuss possible solutions to avoid misunderstandings.

Related Seminars:

This series “Find a Job in Germany” consist of three online seminars. You can register for each of them separately.


When registering for this seminar you agree to the following terms and conditions:


Registrations are welcome 24 October 2021 via our online portal. We will then determine whether the minimum number of 6 participants has been reached. Should the minimum number of participants not have been reached, the event will not take place due to financial reasons. Once the minimum number of participants has been reached, further registrations are possible until 8 days previous to the beginning of the event.

Please note:

There are 12 places on this course. The persons that can participate in the course will receive an e-mail from the Graduate Center. Without this confirmation mail you cannot participate in the course. Only participants that have registered for the course via the Graduate Center will receive a certificate of attendance.

All further registrations will be placed on a waiting list. As soon as there is a free place on the course you will receive a message from us. If you do not receive any message you cannot participate in this course.


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