Work Permit Related Queries
This is Shahzaib from Pakistan. I’ve few queries regarding work life in Germany:
- Do they prefer to hire offshore employees to join them physically like doing an interview over phone interview or via Skype?
- Do they exactly match JD with received applications?
- What is wrong with my CV? I’ve applied for so many relevant positions in which Xing matches my profile more than 70% but got rejection over email without even any interaction with employer this is link to my EuroPass CV: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yMPbMQ4-1L8Hcf4lcp3sFeatY8TEpFlD/view?usp=sharing
- Do they prefer someone with no knowledge of German Language?
I am actively looking for opportunities in Germany and want to correct my application if i am mistaken.
Thanks in advance!
It really depends on which field you are applying for. Looking at your CV I believe you are looking for a job in software development. Let me answer each of your question individually.
1) Do they prefer to hire offshore employees to join them physically like doing an interview over phone interview or via Skype?
Most of the companies don’t prefer to hire someone living outside Germany because they dont want to get into the hassle of doing all the work to provide you visa and coordinate with the German government office so that you can go to Germany. Additionally for them it’s a risk to not see you in person and hire someone completely from another part of the world. So there are a lot of variables due to which they prefer to stay away from this hassle.
But not all companies are like that some bigger companies do directly hire from other countries but for that your CV has to be really good for them to consider since the job you are applying for from another country will already have several applicants from Germany itself, so they will definitely prefer someone they can meet in person.
2) Do they exactly match JD with received applications?
They don’t. But atleast you should have worked in some projects for some of the technologies they mentioned. How lenient they are about this again depends on their HR.
3) What is wrong with my CV? I’ve applied for so many relevant positions in which Xing matches my profile more than 70% but got rejection over email without even any interaction with employer ?
I will recommend not to clutter your CV with a lot of text. Just keep it concise and to the point. I’ve seen people usually try to show they can do everything but in reality its not required. The larger your CV the more time it will take them to evaluate and they don’t have that much time since they have 1000’s of CVs waiting for them.
Take a look at this question. There are some CVs shared too.
4) Do they prefer someone with no knowledge of German Language?
Yes they accept people without German language, but in your case you are not residing in Germany as well as you don’t know German. You need one thing or the other to increase your chances.
There is a job seeker visa also that you can use to go to Germany for 6 months and apply for a job. When they see you are residing in Germany you will definitely get more interview calls.
I know some people who already went through this path and found a job. They didn’t speak a single word of German.
Let me know if you’ve further questions.