Posted on: January 2019 Lara Edgcombe
Germany’s capital has a fascinating history that’s undoubtedly shaped the place it is today. But rather than fixating on its past, Berlin is a city that is continuously evolving and reinventing itself.
It’s effortlessly trendy, has a tolerant and friendly atmosphere, and boasts international standard amenities.
If you’re dreaming of moving abroad to start your career in recruitment then Berlin makes a fantastic choice. For young professionals, it ticks all of the boxes boasting the perfect combination of a thriving economy, low prices, and unlimited options to have a good time.
It’s Extremely Affordable
People are often surprised at just how affordable Berlin is. Even more so when you consider it’s the capital city of one of the most powerful countries in the world. In comparison with similar European cities, the bang you get for your buck here is second to none.
Property rental prices are inexpensive with lots of exciting areas to settle in. Public transport is clean, efficient, and low priced. Food is dirt cheap, and it’s often quoted that beer is cheaper than water. All of this means you’ll enjoy a great standard of living without it costing the earth.
Big Business Opportunities
Berlin is home to numerous huge global businesses. It’s got a strong employment market with extremely low rates of unemployment - something that for a recruiter is great news. It means businesses rely more heavily on your expertise to find them the perfect candidate in a tight environment.
It’s is also one of the most entrepreneurial cities on earth. People arrive here every day to set up businesses, meaning it’s gained a reputation as a startup hub. As a recruiter, networking and building your contact book is crucial. The makeup of the city makes it easy to do as you’ll find lots of like-minded people wherever you go.
One of the other things Berlin is well known for is its incredible nightlife. On the weekend the party literally never stops, with many establishments staying open 24 hours. From world-class clubs to pop up nights in disused warehouses, there’s always a party going on somewhere.
Electronic music was virtually invented here, but it’s not all thumping techno so don’t worry if that’s not your bag. There are a vast amount of cafes, beer halls, pubs, and cocktail bars that cater to all tastes. Recruitment is a work hard play hard culture, and Berlin provides the perfect setting to do both.
Fun to Be Had
Berlin is a cultural hotspot and has for decades been a magnet for creatives from all over the globe. Artists, musicians, designers, writers, techies, you name it, you’ll find them here. This place just oozes cool.
Reflecting this, Berlin is packed full of art galleries, theatres, cinemas, museums, and general creative spaces. The packed events calendar means festivals, markets, conferences, exhibitions, and more take place on a daily basis. There are literally endless fun things to do meaning you’ll never have a dull moment.
Lots of Expats
Making the move to work in another country can be a daunting prospect, but Berlin is an extremely welcoming city. You’ll see all kinds of people from every walk of life and a mind-blowing array of nationalities and subcultures. Everyone is accepted and there’s a large, supportive expat community.
Around a fifth of the workforce comes from a migrant background meaning it’s traditionally a multicultural city. You’ll also find that the vast majority of people speak English which will make the settling in process even easier.
Berlin is young, vibrant, and bursting at the seams with originality and innovation. It’s one of the most exciting cities on the planet and a fantastic place both to live and to work. So if you’re a recent or soon-to-be graduate, starting your recruitment career here with Phaidon International could be just the opportunity you’ve been searching for.
Phaidon International is the parent company of five leading specialist recruitment agencies. For more than 15 years, we have given clients and candidates the peace of mind that the recruitment process is in expert hands. Out continual investment in best-in-class technologies and consultant training enables us to recruit with speed, precision and accuracy. Today, we provide contingency, retained search and project-based contract recruitment across 11 offices in 6 countries. Contact us today to learn more about the company and the opportunities we offer.