English or German CV?
Updated: Sep 10, 2022
Many of you ask me: Should I send my CV in English or in German?
The answer is: it depends!
Job offer in English
Case 1: If the job offer is in English, it is usually fine to send your CV in English.
Case 2: However, if the job offer requires fluency in German and "only" a good knowledge of English, I recommend sending your CV in German, as long as the company is German!
Case 3: If the job offer says: "fluent English, advanced German", then I advise you to send your CV in English.
Job offer in German
Case 1: If the job offer is in German but the working language is English, I also recommend sending your CV in English.
Case 2: The job offer is in German, the working language is indicated as German → logically, the CV is sent in German.
Please note that you should also adapt the motivation letter accordingly.
If you need help with your application, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Good luck with your application
PS: As always, recommendations are based on my personal experience and are not intended to be exhaustive.
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