Career service Congratulations!
You have successfully finished university and are now a fully-fledged graduate. As a graduate of the SRH Distance Learning University, you have the best prospects in the job market. Here you will find all you need to know to jumpstart your career.
Why is Germany the perfect job location?
Germany’s economy is the strongest in Europe and the fourth strongest in the world. The country is the European leader in terms of growth, employment, and exports. Germany offers enormous employment and career opportunities to skilled professionals. Germany’s youth unemployment rate and the unemployment rate for university graduates are both very low. There is a shortage of skilled professionals. The country is safe and has low crime rates, plus the living costs are moderate in comparison to other European countries. Find more information below.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s, Master's or MBA degree from a German university, students have several visa and residence permit options. Find more information on the jobseeker visa here.
Of course, you can also make use of your German university degree in your home country and other locations worldwide. German university degrees are highly respected by employers around the world.
Germany has a shortage of skilled professionals in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and health-related occupations and an ageing population. Both factors increase the chances for young and skilled university graduates to find suitable employment in Germany.
The occupations that are mostly affected by skills' shortages include graduate positions in the field of supply and waste management, IT and software development/programming, STEM disciplines, mechanical and automotive engineering, electrical engineering, and medicine.
Graduates from other disciplines and STEM graduates can increase their career prospects by:
- Having a good command of the German language. We recommend our students to learn some German during their studies.
- Knowing the German job market. Learn how a German CV and cover letter need to look like and what German employers are looking for. Things might work differently than in your home country. Our students get free access to JobTeaser which provides them with advice on, e.g., their CV and job interviews. Find more information on JobTeaser here.