A 2018 study by Adzuna, a search engine for job postings, confirms what we’ve been saying for years: “Not only does knowing a second language make resumes stand out with potential employers but this can drive an increase in salary,” says Lily Valentin of Adzuna. “Companies today serve a global community and want to hire versatile employees who can speak other languages and can reflect cultural expectations.” If you know a language used in a powerful economy or one that’s involved in business innovation and you’ll likely be paid more, the study confirms. (btw Top of the list in terms of earnings potential was German, which has an average salary of $109,000 a year.)
JYM alumni have successfully competed for employment and career opportunities that either require or prefer the level of German language proficiency and extensive international, cross-cultural experience they acquired on the JYM program.
JYM regularly learns of job openings and career opportunities that 1) require German and 2) are ideally suited for recent graduates. These are posted to the JYM Alumni Group on Facebook.
If you're interested in applying for an internship or job in Germany, you will want to put together a Lebenslauf and also become familiar with professional etiquette in the work place.
• Sample German Lebenslauf (PDF)
Alumni who received prestigious fellowships and awards after JYM
International Careers begin with JYM - See how some alumni have built upon their JYM experience
Jobs in US & Germany
• Germany-USA Career Center