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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 community.

How We Can Help 

Browse Our Guides

We cover everything from moving to Berlin, living and working in Berlin, as well as eating and drinking.

Get Career Coaching

Get help improving your CV and cover letter for the German market, as well as preparing for interviews with German companies.

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Connect with over 8,000 fellow job seekers, find out which companies are hiring, get answers to your questions, and more.

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Add your contact name to our LinkedIn list and connect with other likeminded professionals.

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A budget-friendly alternative to coaching, have your CV or cover letter reviewed by a professional. 

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Book time with Cheryl to get advice about moving to & working in Germany and come out with a detailed action plan.

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 a number of Berlin companies. I even managed to find a new job during the pandemic.

Over the years, I’ve 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 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.

Featured Berlin Life Guides

Moving To Berlin Guide - Header

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

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 in 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.

How To Find A Job In Berlin - Header

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

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.


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


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.