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We Help People Move to Berlin and Find Work

The Berlin Life is a community-minded hub of information and services that makes moving to Berlin and finding work easier.

We provide guides to life in Berlin, career coaching services, and connections to a wider community.

Hi, I’m Cheryl. My mission is to help you move to Berlin and find work. 

A Canadian in Berlin for 10+ years, I have the unique experience of moving to Berlin – not once, but twice. During my time in Berlin, I’ve had five different visas and worked as both a freelancer and a permanent employee for numerous Berlin companies. I even managed to find a new job during the pandemic and again in 2023, during Germany’s recession and massive layoffs in tech. 

My day job has involved work as a hiring manager, overseeing the recruitment of countless people, as well as a team coach helping teams and individuals work better and find happiness in their careers. Through my side projects, I’ve also shared my personal experiences by publishing a series of helpful blog posts, creating a thriving community of job seekers, and hosting events to help people find work in Berlin. In 2021, I decided to put my coaching and recruiting talents to use by creating The Berlin Life, bringing my existing content and community together in one spot.

The combination of my personal and professional experience means I know exactly what it takes to move to Berlin and find work.

How We Can Help 

Browse Our 50+ Guides

Our FREE guides cover everything from moving to Berlin, living and working in Berlin, as well as eating & drinking.

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Enlist professional help to improve your job application and interview skills to succeed in German market.

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Featured Berlin Life Guides

A MOVING TO BERLIN GUIDE - Header @ The Berlin Life

This moving to Berlin guide will help you settle in like a local. We cover finding a flat, kita, getting a bank account, SIM card, and more.

Highly Demanded Jobs in Germany - Header @ The Berlin Life

If you want to move to Berlin (or anywhere else in the country), see these highly demanded jobs in Germany & how to make your move a reality.

Save Energy Germany - Header

Follow our top tips about how to save energy and money in Germany, while helping the planet at the same time.

Berlin Life Hacks - Header

Our Berlin Life hacks advise you on where to get groceries, best transit options, where to open a bank account, find a locksmith, & more.

How Much Does it Cost to Move to Germany - Header

How much money do you need to move to relocate to Germany? Use our calculator to find out how much it will cost to move to Germany.

Find A Job In Berlin - Header The Berlin Life

An honest and detailed guide with job-hunting tips from a local career coach advising you on how to find a job in Berlin in 2023.





Our Values

Our core values reflect who we are and guide everything we do. 🙌 

We strive to be authentic, honest, and realistic when discussing difficult and complex topics.

We foster a sense of community with our partners and customers.

We care about the quality of the content we create and the services we offer.

We make our content and services accessible and relevant to a diverse group.

We focus on our customers and not on ourselves.

We welcome feedback and willingly engage in dialogue.

What People Are Saying About Us

Sometimes, we get rave reviews and love from our community. 💛

This is such a thorough and comprehensive article, as are your other articles. Thank you for sharing your helpful insights for those who are job hunting.


I stumbled upon your blog while searching for strategies to negotiate salaries in Germany. I must confess, it’s a treasure trove, and I’m sure it’s helped hundreds already! Please keep up the great work. I wish you and TBL the very best for the future.


Thank you first of all for writing to every enquiry in such detail and with so much patience.


Thank you for The Berlin Life – LinkedIn Connections. I just moved to Berlin – looking to build community, find connections, and find work so coming across The Berlin Life was a gem!


Can I just say, even though I live in Munich and am not looking for a job – I LOVE your newsletter. Anyone who is a German expat should sign up for it – a lot of value, humanity, and humor in there.


Another great post, Cheryl! I’ve gone down rabbit holes over the years reading everything I could about living and working in Berlin. This is one of the best articles I’ve come across addressing key issues people and resources fail to mention when giving advice about how to make it here.


I really like the content you write for The Berlin Life! It’s helping me a lot on my journey to get a job in Berlin.


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