The Berlin Life has a Facebook group to help people move to Berlin and find work. With more than 8,300 people, our thriving and growing community is a resource like no other.

We share success tips, host exclusive events, provide useful resources, feature local job postings, and more. It’s also a place to connect with fellow job seekers to find support and inspiration.

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If you’re not a fan of Facebook (which we totally understand), join us on our brand new Discord server where we can have a better connection and more intimate discussions! 🗣️

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I’m new! How do I make the most of this group?

We warmly encourage our community to be active! Why go at it alone when you have a supportive group at your side? Some ways to get involved:

1) Introduce yourself using an intro threads. Tell us about where you’re from, your experience, education, and most of all, your hopes and dreams for Berlin.

2) Ask questions and most of all, don’t be afraid to ask for help. There’s more than 8,300 people in our community who are there for you. If you’re struggling to find work, want to know about visa requirements, where to look for jobs, how to format your CV, and more, this is the place to ask. Maybe you want someone to review your CV and give feedback? Just put it out there, whatever is on your mind.

Note: The group exists to provide advice and support, but posts just straight up asking for a job or a flat won’t be accepted as it’s not helpful content for the larger community. There are other local Facebook groups for that.

3) Celebrate your wins! If you found a job in Berlin, tell us your story. We’d love to hear how your job search and recruiting experience were, so others can benefit from your knowledge and experience.

4) Share the love. If you find a job and your company is hiring, post here. If you see a cool job advertised somewhere, post here too!

5) Offer your support to others, take part in discussions, etc.

6) When you post, communicate in English. 

7) Kindly don’t DM the founder, Cheryl Howard, with requests to review your CV or cover letter or ask a bunch of questions. As a business owner, she doesn’t work for free and it doesn’t make sense for her to answer questions 1<>1 when they’ve probably already been asked in the group and/or will be asked again.

What should you do instead?

Use the group’s search function to see if answers to your questions are already there. There’s a lot of valuable information sprinkled throughout the archives.

– Ask your questions to the larger group and if you feel shy, use the group’s anonymous post function. 

Of course, if you have a concern about weird group activity (i.e. You see spam or someone being uncool), want to inquire about coaching services, or give feedback on our website’s content/services, definitely get in touch! 

Thanks for your support and understanding! These requirements are in place to keep content spam-free, useful, and relevant for The Berlin Life community.

What are the requirements for posting job opportunities in our group?

We warmly encourage employers to share job opportunities with our community. That said, we’re pretty strict about what’s posted:

1) Search through the group first to see if your company is already featured. If there’s been no postings during the past month, feel free to proceed. Otherwise, please wait 30 days before posting again.

2) Create a post (in English!) telling us your company is hiring. Ensure your company is based Berlin and/or is offering remote work options. Tell us your company name and link to your careers or a specific job description page.

Some further things to consider:

– Your company needs to have an imprint or impression on your website confirming you’re a legitimate business.
– Posts about crypto currency, work from home schemes, requests to fill out surveys, do testing, or referral links to sign up new Lieferando or Wolt employees won’t be accepted.
– Posts from recruiting firms aren’t permitted if you don’t reveal your client’s company name.

Note: This doesn’t mean that your company has to be a big business (we welcome and support businesses of all sizes to post in our group), but if you run a business in Germany, it must be registered and you should have a website or even a Facebook Page with an imprint. Simple posts saying “Job available. Inbox me.” without a company name, link to a website, etc. is vague, super creepy, and makes your post look like a scam. 

3) All posts are moderated and reviewed by an admin. If you don’t meet the requirements outlined above, your post might be rejected. Don’t submit the same post multiple times. Wait for approval, as the group is checked at least once a day, if not more.

4) Once approved, don’t continue to edit your post or comments on it to bump it up in the group. That’s spammy and will result in the post immediately being removed.

Thanks for your support and understanding! These requirements are in place to keep content spam-free, useful, and relevant for The Berlin Life community.