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May 2024

April 2024

What Do You Like Most About Working in Germany?

What Do You Like Most About Working in Germany?

Foreigners rank Germany as the fifth best country in the world to work. What do you like most about working in Germany? Lots of startup funding this week. German trains to get ‘smooch cabins’.

March 2024

What are your thoughts on German cover letters?

What are your thoughts on German cover letters?

What’s on this week? Apparently, we should all know the meaning of the German word, Spargeltarzan. 😅Spring is here and so are the cherry blossoms. Can you guess which Berlin street is considered one of the coolest in the world? Musings on cover letters in Germany.

The Never Ending Expat Debate Needs to End Now

The Never Ending Expat Debate Needs to End Now

What’s on this week? Why you should stop using the word expat. Funding of German startups was on a high this week. Get illegal beer in Berlin. Our internet is about to get better?!

Working in Germany Just Got Easier

Working in Germany Just Got Easier

What’s on this week? There’s been lots of changes to the Skilled Immigration Act. The numerous strikes have been hard on everyone. Stop sharing your CVs on Facebook. Do you like being in the office?

February 2024

Weed is finally, kinda, sorta legal in Germany! And other news.

Weed is finally, kinda, sorta legal in Germany! And other news.

Weed is finally, kinda, sorta legal in Germany. A court ruling may free up thousands of rental flats in Berlin. Germans are working well past retirement due to “pension poverty”. There are going to be public transit strikes across the country this week. The number of school dropouts in Germany is on the rise.

The Deutsche Bahn Seeks an Employee With Mad Windows 3.11 Skillz

The Deutsche Bahn Seeks an Employee With Mad Windows 3.11 Skillz

In yet another demonstration of how far Germany lags in technology, the Deutsche Bahn wants an employee with Windows 3.11 experience, an OS that was released in 1991! Germany is now the world’s third-biggest economy. A four-meter-long dead python was found in Berlin. Staff at Hamburg’s foreigner’s office took bribes to issue residence permits to people who didn’t meet the requirements. 💸

Germany’s New Immigration Laws Might Not Be So Great After All

Germany’s New Immigration Laws Might Not Be So Great After All

Germans are consuming less beer and will soon be paying more for meat. Your German citizenship application will be denied if you’re on social security benefits like unemployment. Berlin is having yet another election. Berlinale invited AfD members to some of their events and only disinvited them after getting publicly shamed.

January 2024

An Asteroid Exploded Over Berlin Last Weekend

An Asteroid Exploded Over Berlin Last Weekend

An asteroid exploded over Berlin on Sunday and you can see the footage. The German population grew in 2023 thanks to an influx of foreigners. An Uzbek Eats review from Exberliner. One German village in Bavaria is a model for migration.

Leipzig is Rated as One of Europe’s Best Places to Enjoy a High Quality of Life

Leipzig is Rated as One of Europe’s Best Places to Enjoy a High Quality of Life

Germany’s passport is ranked the best in the world and Leipzig is rated as one of the best European cities to live in for its high quality of life. A list of Germany’s most valuable unicorns and perhaps, your future employers. Olaf Scholz got roasted hard by Politico. And a tour of Berlin’s most infamous phalluses. 🍆

2023 Newsletter Archives

Our Last Newsletter … of the Year!

Our Last Newsletter … of the Year!

I’ve been living in Berlin for a long time. It’s our last newsletter of the year. European tech companies are cutting back on money for new and existing talent. It’s Christmas market time. Citizenship laws are back in discussions. And a meme with Ben Affleck.

How Good Are Your Intercultural Communication Skills?

How Good Are Your Intercultural Communication Skills?

The importance of intercultural communication skills has never been more vital than now. A Berlin founder shares advice for what not to do on your CVs and cover letters. Unemployment went up a wee bit in Germany. Berlin clubs are in danger (and not just because of plans for a highway!).

The Berlin Tech Job Fair Is Finally Happening This Week

The Berlin Tech Job Fair Is Finally Happening This Week

The Tech Jobs Fair is finally happening and I’ll be there repping The Berlin Life! 🙌 More positive changes with Blue Cards are coming in November. An old German man conned his con artists who received an unexpected gift. German people save a lot of money. And Berlin can’t successfully implement a simple stoplight countdown system. 🚦

You Can Now Submit Blue Card Applications Online

You Can Now Submit Blue Card Applications Online

You can now submit applications for a Blue Card online. We had a successful Ladies Networking Dinner event and have plans to do more. Engineering managers are one of the highest-paid tech jobs. Last but not least, inflation is expected to drop significantly in 2024.