The Local's My German Career archive
Starting a career in Germany can seem daunting, which is why we've sat down with the experts - people who have been there and done it. Our My German Career series profiles foreigners working in the country who tell it like it is.
Take Kansas native Chelsey Funk for instance, who fell in love with Germany after moving to Hannover in 2006 to work as an au pair. Recently she switched to kindergarten teaching, and is now based in Potsdam in Brandenburg.
James Hobson, software developer in Berlin
Or check out Londoner James Hobson, the director of software development at the Berlin offices of dmc, a digital media consultancy firm. He heads an international team of software developers, busy working on building e-commerce solutions.
Sonia Sassi, communications expert in Munich
A self-proclaimed "European citizen", French national Sassi first encountered German culture during a university exchange year. Convinced that Germany was the place for her, she decided to make the move a year ago. Since then she has been living in Munich and working in the communications department of EADS.