Welcome to the intap FAQ

Here you can find answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please feel free to contact us.

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Looking for a job

Where can I find job offers from Dresden's companies?

intap career network – special platform for international talents and Dresdens industry

Career Service TU Dresden

More links you can find here.

Where can I get in touch with local companies that are looking for academics?

intap organises several innovative events like Hike2Career, Ride2Career, Career Cafe and many others. Find the latest ones here

Where can I find companies or job offers in my special field of studies?

intap career network – special platform for international talents and Dresdens industry

For more information and links click here.

How is Dresden's economy structured?

Dresden is the biggest and most important industrial location in East germany. Small and medium-sized enterprises make up 99% of all local companies. Over 236 companies employ more than 19 employees each. The export quota of 50.9% is above the German average. Experts expect a positive growth and development for the future.


The core competencies of the city are Microelectronics/Information and Communication Technology, Nanotechnology/New Materials/Photovoltaics and Life sciences/Biotechnology. Other fields are machine and plant engineering and construction, aviation industry, food industry, printing and packaging technology, more information here.

Information on the German workplace

Guidelines for internationals to integrate in the German Workforce

Have a look at – The Guidelines for International Students — within the Study – A Perfect Match

Make it in Germany – the German government’s portal for qualified professionals from around the world. The portal, which can be browsed in a variety of different languages, offers information for those interested in moving to Germany – starting with preparations in the home country, to the actual move, to the first steps to be taken in Germany.


What is the German workplace culture like?

The german way of working is goal-oriented and matter-of-fact like. Private and business matters are usually kept separated, hence the formal “Sie” at work. Punctuality and the direct and assertive way of communication might be challenging for internationals in the beginning. We suggest to take a course at the Career Service of TU Dresden which covers the working culture here. Check this link to find the upcoming classes.

We recommend these websites for a bit of light reading: TodayTranslations and Expatica.

Where do I find information on typical salaries in my field?

How much a job pays depends on the size and location of the company as well as the position, field of work and your experience. To get more information, click this link.

Where do I find information or reviews to certain employers?

Check out Kununu and keep in mind that people are more likely to write reviews if their experiences were negative. There is always a positive side as well.


Where can I get help in preparing my application in German?

There is a wide range of individual consultation hours, seminars and other helpful events on this subject.

For a free consultation hour with intap, please email us to info@intap-network.de

For more links have a look here.

Where can I get advice on how to write my application in German?

Check out these blogs and books for your application:

Karrierebibel  or Karriere Guru

Bewerben in Deutschland – inklusive Arbeitshilfen online (Claus Peter Müller-Thurau)
ISBN-10: 3648086456

Bewerbungsunterlagen erstellen für Hochschulabsolventen (Hesse/Schrader)
ISBN-10: 3849020908


Where can I practice German language?

If you want to work in Dresden’s industry, it is necessary to be able to communicate in German. Here is one idea how you can improve your language skills.

More places where you can improve your German you can find here.