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Old 23rd August 2012, 11:49 PM
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Hi all,
I'm currently doing my MSc in Mechanical Engg in UK and I'm graduating next month... I was following up the updates about EU's Blue card and recently I read that it's in effect from Aug 1st... I did my undergraduation in India in Mechanical Engg and I have 2 yrs of Work Experience in the industry (including 1yr of work ex at Ford). I would like to know the job scenario for Mechanical engineers at germany? Will they take the 2 yrs of work ex into consideration for the Blue card? I'm yet to register for German classes..Not knowing german be a barrier in considering my application?.. Pls advice..

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Yes the EU Bluecard is in effect.... I suggest you read this blog..
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I cannot enter any URLs directly, as I am a new member, but google for "geekmadel Applying For An EU Blue Card"

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Thanks rdeman...

I read through those sites.. It says that u need an equivalent degree and a job offer.. but how to aply for jobs in germany? I found a website (pls google EU Blue Card network and the first link) which lets u post ur resume and the employers will look into it.... Other than that is there any website/ options I can look into to apply for jobs there ? Learning German is a good thing, right?

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P.S.I'm unable to post links as I'm a newbie

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Thanks rdeman...

I read through those sites.. It says that u need an equivalent degree and a job offer.. but how to aply for jobs in germany? I found a website (pls google EU Blue Card network and the first link) which lets u post ur resume and the employers will look into it.... Other than that is there any website/ options I can look into to apply for jobs there ? Learning German is a good thing, right?

Thanks!

P.S.I'm unable to post links as I'm a newbie
The demand for mechanical engineers has picked up but it very much depends on which industry we are talking about.

To apply, you could contact big companies in your field directly - you know better than I which global players to contact.

Try web sites such as Jobs & Stellenangebote mit der Online Jobsuche finden | Jobbörse Monster.de or Jobbörse StepStone: Jobs und Stellenangebote

German for mechanical engineer is Maschinenbauingenieur, by the way. If you search for the English term, the likelihood to find an employer ready to sponsor non-EEA nationals might be greater.

If you are determined to move to Germany, learning German is a key factor. To be honest, even though you have two years work experienced, which is good, you are a recent graduate and unless you have some extraordinary niche skills, most employers will expect at least basic German skills.

This is what came up when searching 'mechanical engineer':

Mechanical Engineer Jobs

Please note that in Germany a good, detailed cover letter is important. The CV should be clearly structured and to the point. German employers also expect an application picture - a very good portrait photograph a bit bigger than passport size (think yearbook picture) of you wearing professional clothing and looking friendly and competent. The photo goes into the upper right corner of your CV.

Good luck!

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i registered my self to EU Blue Card Network.
now its demanding 29 euros for documents verification.
is it real or scam?

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Yes. I too tried it. At one section it says "The applicant must meet the ISCED education criteria (Directive 2009/50/EC) to apply for the EU Blue Card; diplomas must be approved before they are added to your profile." When trying to upload the diploma/degree it asks for payment for 29 Euros. Is this site legitimate? Anybody used it already ? Please share your comments.

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What site is this? As far as I know u need a job to apply for blue card (at least in Germany).Also u need to apply in the foreigners office physically in Germany.
Yes. This website is not for applying blue card visa. It is just like a job portal where we create our profile for the prospective employer to see. As part for creating the profile, one need to upload his academic degree. The website says the degree has to be approved by them, for which you load the scan copy of degree + pay 29 euros. Please go through the site EU Blue Card Network
I checked in sites like scamadviser, it says the website is not looking suspicious. If any of our forum members used it, please let us know if it is genuine.

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Do not pay Blue Card network 30 euros to confirm your diploma. It is a completely useless action. They will contact you with baiting messages about someone looking at your resume ,so you MUST rush and pay 29.99 to confirm your diploma or else you miss opportunities. This is complete BS. Every country requires separate submission of all your documents to the local office, so opening your profile on Blue Card Network is 100% useless. Paying money to them is 100% waste. Don't do it.

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@dkzzz, thanks for your info. This site is spamming me with message to complete my profile.

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One option to move to germany is keep searching for the job and start learning german. After you get the job, based on salary offered and university degree you hold you can apply for blue card or work permit. Other option is apply job seeker visa, but coming on job seeker visa is helpful only if you have decent experience because german employers prefer to hire experienced candidates. It becomes difficult to get a job without experience.

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