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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.

Career Boost Germany

The Berlin Life is pleased to announce the pending launch of Career Boost Germany, an online learning portal where you can enroll in flexible and affordable mini-courses to learn about how to find work in Germany.

Tailored specifically for the English-speaking German job market, acquire the essential techniques to create job applications that will get you noticed by German employers. Master strategies to ace German job interviews, negotiate a generous employment offer, and more. 👀 Get a sneak peek.

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

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

Deal
Check Our Partner Offerings

See our partner offerings for deals on products and services that will help you get settled in Berlin.

Coaching
Level Up With Career Coaching

Get expert guidance to improve your job applications and interview skills to succeed in German market.

Quick Review
Have Your CV & Cover Letter Reviewed

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

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Book time with Cheryl to get advice about moving to Germany and finding work. 

Subscribe to be in the know and get the latest news in Germany, know which companies are hiring, be invited to our events, and more. 

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

Community
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Jump into our community spaces and meet others in our community. Find us on Slack and Facebook.

Events
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Attend one of our online workshops, casual meetups, or ladies’ networking events.

Shop
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Get branded merchandise like t-shirts, tote bags, and mugs in our Etsy shop.

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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.

How To Find A Job In Berlin An Honest & Detailed Guide

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 2024.

How To Make Friends In Berlin

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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 are deeply committed to those we help and are especially empathetic to people in tough circumstances.

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 are subject matter experts, with relevant professional experience and qualifications.

We focus on our customers and not on ourselves.

We welcome feedback and willingly engage in dialogue.

We empower people through teaching and coaching methods, so they can do things on their own.

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.

Mark

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.

Sid

I enjoyed reading your blog and especially liked the fact you are not trying to make things look better than they really are.

Dor

Thank you for all the great tips I have picked from reading through your blogs. I am German with a remigration background, so in some cases, I am learning just like a first-timer in Germany, which is why I appreciate your views, tips, and links.🔥👏🏼

Tari

Thank you, Cheryl! Always find your newsletters brilliantly written and full of useful tips and insights! 🙏

Liudmyla

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!

Candace

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.

Eleanor

Thanks for the superb work! Very informative material related to job hunt.

Moeed

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.

Tolu

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.

Tadeu

Thanks for making our lives simpler by making “theberlinlife”

Pulkit

I’ve just bumped into your blog while I was looking up Berlin’s cost of living guidance. And I’m already in love! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! I’m moving to Berlin later this month, and I can’t wait to live this experience. I’ll probably check out your blog again for more information about Berlin.

Fernanda

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