Application process and appointment

You would like to invite an international qualified professional to a job interview? Make sure that all applicants have the same opportunities. Knowledge of the application procedure should not be assumed.  Explain to each candidate in advance which steps the application process involves – this can be done by telephone interview, assessment centre, personal conversation or  by the completion of tasks.

Please also discuss the legal requirements for working in Germany with the applicants at an early stage, so that they are fully informed. Explain to them during the application process what measures are taken to support new employees upon arrival, and mention what tasks they have to take on themselves.

Considering that some candidates may have to travel far to attend a job interview, there are two things to consider: Check if an online video conference is a realistic option to conduct this interview. Make sure to clearly state in the job advertisement what costs you, as a potential employer, are willing to assume. Should you not give any information on this, you may incur all the costs in case of doubt.

As with the job advertisement, it is also important that the candidates always have a competent contact person at their disposal during the application process, whom they can contact in the language of the job posting.

As soon as you have selected a suitable qualified professional, you can send them an employment contract. It may be useful to translate this contract into another language.

For skilled workers from third countries, the employment contract is often a prerequisite for a visa. You can state that the contract will not be valid until the work permit has been obtained.

Inform your future international qualified professional about which compulsory insurance exists in Germany and how the gross and nett salaries are composed.

Helpful contacts

We offer newcomers into the city of Frankfurt a range of resources. We focus on individual and group coaching (inclusively communication in English and French), inter-cultural workshops, individual offers for job placement and orientation in the city, as well as job-integrated language courses and language coaching. In addition, the GFFB offers spontaneous child care as a bridge, until a regular offer can be found, or in case of spontanous failed regular care. In addition, the GFFB offers a wide range of job-orientation and qualification opportunities on a part-time and full-time basis, and mediates contacts to other relevant organizations.

District / Cities: City Frankfurt am Main
Mainzer Landstraße 349
60326 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 951 097 110
We speak: German, English, French
Costs: Partly fee-based

We provide international specialists with information on, but not limited to, the following:
- Working and living in Hessen
- Opportunities to learn German
- Recognition of professional qualifications
- The topic of education, vocational training and further education
- Everything about the topic of supervision and education of children - school, crèche, Kita Camp (day-care camp)

We offer consultation to businesses, on, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Recruitment of international specialists
- Their occupational integration
- Immigration law queries related to employment, education and training of foreigners

District / Cities: City Frankfurt am Main
c/o Agentur für Arbeit Frankfurt am Main
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 971 721 22
We speak: German, English, Spanish, Arabic, Kiswahili
Costs: Free of charge