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The first six months in a new job is important. In Germany, it is usually a trial period - or "Probezeit" - and it is a chance for you to get to know your team, company, and more. Lisa Janz, who runs Job Coach Germany, joins me to discuss what you should look out for, what you should be asking your…

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I've always felt a special connection to Berlin. But what is it like to live there? I am joined by three foreigners living in Berlin who discuss their stories, what they love about living in Berlin, and various other aspects of life in the city.

My guests:

Olivera's YouTube Channel: https://www…

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Alexandrea from the USA (and former guest on the podcast) left her job in Hamburg for one in Frankfurt. However, she realized almost immediately that the new job was not a good fit. She left during her trial period and found her way to her current job in Berlin. After moving cities and jobs several…

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What can you expect in a German job interview? What's expected of you? Lisa Janz, the woman behind Job Coach Germany, joins me to explain what the five phases of a typical job interview are, and gives some insights into what interviewers are looking for. She even has some psychological tricks to bo…

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Here is a compilation of some advice that guests on The Germany Experience have offered about everything from making friends through to preparing for bureaucracy.

Listen to the latest episodes: https://www.thegermanyexperience.de/

Original episode air date: June 2nd, 2021

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Jasmin of the HerStory podcasts tells the story of Elisabeth Selbert, who helped write a key sentence in Germany's constitutional law: "Men and women are equal".

Jasmin's podcast, Herstory: https://herstorypod.de/

For the full episode and other episodes: https://thegermanyexperience.de

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Lawin of the Pop Your Cultural Cherry podcast joins me to discuss our preconceptions of Germany and Europe before we moved here, and what the reality actually is.

For the full show notes: https://thegermanyexperience.de/83

Our preconceptions:
02:03 - European beer and the German "Reinheitsgebot…

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If things in Germany continue easing up, vacation will again be possible this summer. A very popular tourist destination is the mountainous region of Bavaria. Ceri, originally from the UK, runs a mountain tour and trekking company there called Four Elements.

She joins me to discuss how to avoid to…

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Lisa Janz, who is a job coach for internationals in Germany, recently interviewed me in a live Q&A on her Facebook page. She asked me about my experiences looking for jobs and working in Germany. We also discuss workplace culture shocks, interviews while wearing ripped trousers, and more.

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Lisa Janz is a career coach for international professionals in Germany. She joins me to discuss the big question of how to figure out what you want from a job in Germany. New foreigners in Germany often just want to get a foot in the door, and foreigners that have been here longer might feel like i…

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Many foreigners have a picture in their minds of what it will be like finding a job and working in Germany. For example, it seems that the perception is that there are many opportunities in Germany, that salaries are good, and that German companies are efficient. However, this is not necessarily th…

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The Germans have certain words, sayings, and gestures that they do very often, often without even thinking about it. And some of these things can be very confusing to people new in Germany. For example: you'll often hear "Oh je" or "So!" in a conversation.

Previous guest and resident German Nina …

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I answer your questions about life in Germany, and also some personal questions. Plus, I read some insightful YouTube comments. This was recorded during a Facebook live stream (was also supposed to stream to YouTube, but the stream didn't work).

For more information about the podcast: https://the…

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Alex is originally from Nebraska, USA, but is now living in Hamburg. She joins me to discuss, among other things, her love for "zu verschenken" culture, how scholarships offer a world of opportunity for coming to and staying in Germany, and how living in a WG has given her an insight into German li…

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When you move to Germany, like with other countries, you might find yourself needing to re-invent yourself due to the language and the culture. For example: if you were funny and outgoing in your home country, you might suddenly feel like you're introverted and "boring" in social situations in Germ…

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The biggest monthly cost in Germany - like in other countries - is rental costs. Jen from Simple Germany joins me to discuss just how much rent can be, and what it depends on. We also look at some of the other costs involved, such as monthly internet costs, electricity, and more.

00:00 - Base ren…

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Amaia, originally from Spain but now living in Düsseldorf, Germany, started the Expats and Spouses Monitor with Dr. Carlos Morales. Their goal: it is a research project that aims to understand the living and working conditions of expatriates and their spouses or partners living in Germany. With thi…

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When did Antoinette Emily start feeling more settled in Germany, and what got her to that point? She explains her integration process.

Antoinette Emily on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD8i6TNQNLFq2roHgIEvxGA

Listen to the full episode: https://thegermanyexperience.de/66

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Antoinette Emily explains how she moved from a "rosy" start in Germany to a phase where she struggled with the German mentality. It takes a while to discover that Germans are, in fact, lovely people...

Antoinette's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD8i6TNQNLFq2roHgIEvxGA

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One of the biggest problems with learning German is dealing with its three articles: der, die, and das. I discuss it with the guys behind the Can You German? Instagram account.

The full episode: https://thegermanyexperience.de/61

Can You German: https://Instagram.com/canyougerman

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If you're a guy moving to Germany, you might be in for a culture shock if you're not used to sitting down to urinate...I discuss this with the people behind the "Can You German?" Instagram account.

The full episode: https://thegermanyexperience.de/61
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The German language has a LOT of idioms involving sausage, ass, and pigs. Ricardo and Ivan from the Can You German Instagram account join me to discuss them.

The full episode: https://thegermanyexperience.de/61

Can You German: https://Instagram.com/canyougerman

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These are the words that the youths in Germany are using in 2020, according to Langenscheidt. But is the youth actually using these words?? My guest, Nina from Germany, and I go through each one and unravel the memes behind them.

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Shaked moved from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Germany to take the next step in her dance career: a move to dance management or production. She talks us through the crossroads that she finds herself at now. , about having a German partner as a portal into German culture, and how the Israeli culture might b…

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