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07.06.2024 Talent acquisition

The 20 best German job sites to post jobs to in 2024

If you’re hiring for a role in Germany for the first time you might not know which German job sites to post your role to. Luckily, at JOIN we know all the best German job sites and portals, so we can help: We've compiled the top 20 job boards in Germany below!

As a recruiting software that lets you multipost job ads on 250+ job portals at the same time to help your company attract talent even faster, we’ve got quite some insights into the job board universe! Here’s what’s included:

The 20 best German job sites in 2024

In this carefully compiled list, we give you the 20 best German job sites that will help you find top talent for your business. Whether you’re a small start-up or an established company, these job boards offer you a wide range of options to post your job ads and effectively target potential candidates.

From generalist job portals in Germany, niche job sites in Germany, to specialist job portals for graduates and young professionals, we’ve carefully selected the job websites that stand out for their ease of use, reach, and track record.

This list also includes many free German job websites that can help you hire in Europe’s largest economy on a budget. With a sophisticated recruiting strategy, you can even help combat Germany’s skills shortage.

So get ready to take your recruiting to the next level. Where should you post your job vacancies? What is the best job board in Germany? Find out below!

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XING has 19 million members, with its main user base being located in the DACH countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). This means it’s the perfect place to post your German job ad, to reach a huge amount of German-speaking talent.

As it is a generalist German job site, it’s the perfect place to post any type of job.

As of 2024, posting on XING is no longer available for free. However, if you have a JOIN paid subscription, you can still benefit from free XING job postings, meaning you can reach this wide audience on even the tightest of budgets.

XING job posting

2. StepStone

While not limited to German users, StepStone is one of the most widely used job sites in Europe. As a result, there’s a massive number of German-speaking skilled individuals seeking new roles on StepStone.

As another generalist job site, with over 67 million visits a month, it is the perfect place to post your German job vacancies of any type and receive a huge number of applications.

StepStone job posting

3. Arbeitnow

While Arbeitnow is Berlin-based, it is a German job portal which posts roles from all over the country and even the wider European market. There are also a growing number of remote roles seen on the platform.

Arbeitnow is a popular German job site choice for tech and design jobs, meaning it is the perfect site for anyone looking to hire German talent working in these areas. However, it is still considered a generalist job site.

The job board receives over 117,000 monthly visits and is one of JOIN’s favourite free job boards, so it’s perfect for recruiting on a budget!

Arbeitnow job posting

4. Berlin Startup Jobs

Berlin Startup Jobs is a little more niche than the other sites on this list, as it is primarily focused on roles available in start-ups based in the German capital of Berlin.

However, this makes it the ideal niche job board for those looking to hire in this competitive and desirable market! Berlin Startup Jobs is popular with candidates of all experience levels and therefore is a must-not-miss site for those looking to expand their start-up.

Berlin Startup Jobs job posting

5. Startup Sucht

Looking to hire for a start-up but not based in the capital? You won’t be left behind. Startup Sucht, just like Berlin Startup Jobs, is a German job site focused on start-up roles all across the DACH region.

This German job portal gets over 1,000 visits per week, and these visits are all from individuals looking to work in a start-up, so it’s the perfect place to find driven individuals who can add to your business.

Startup Sucht job posting

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6. Indeed

Indeed is not only globally but also in Germany one of the #1 best job boards. With around 300 million monthly users, this job portal is active in 60 countries. Indeed allows employers of all sizes to reach potential employees.

You can find interns, full-time and part-time job seekers on Indeed, the generalist job board. Candidates can filter Indeed by keywords, title, industry and location to discover your company.

Indeed job posting

7. LinkedIn

Who doesn’t know the business network LinkedIn? Not only can you connect with your colleagues and increase your company’s visibility with a company profile, but you can also post job ads and reach a wide range of German candidates.

LinkedIn has 750 million users worldwide and is active in 200 countries. No matter where your company is located, you can reach top talent in your region on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn job posting

8. MeineStadt

On meinestadt.de you can find many things: real estate, cars, but also jobs. As one of the largest portals for cities and municipalities in Germany, meinestadt.de has 4.5 million monthly users. The usability of meinestadt.de is very user-friendly and simple.

With meinestadt.de, you can find regional and local employees by advertising your job vacancies locally in the city you have booked or within a 30km radius. meinestadt.de has proved particularly popular in more rural regions and in the west of Germany.

MeineStadt job posting

9. Gründerszene

This great platform, which specialises in all things related to start-ups in Germany, specifically targets job seekers from the start-up world. Here you will find what you are looking for if you want to expand your still small team and make your young company strong for the future.

As an online magazine with one of the largest online start-up communities in Germany, Gründerszene is a very good place to go for your start-up recruiting. Gründerszene has 1.7 million monthly readers and over 600,000 social media followers.

Gründerszene job posting

10. GoodJobs

Goodjobs is a job platform that focuses on jobs and employers with a social or sustainable focus. Here you can reach candidates who pay attention to the social and sustainable goals and values of their company and want to make a positive difference with their job.

For younger generations, the values of sustainability and social responsibility are becoming increasingly important not only in their private lives but also when choosing a job. GoodJobs offers a job exchange for “jobs with meaning”.

GoodJobs job posting

11. Unicum

Unicum is the career centre for students, graduates, and young professionals. By placing your job ad on this job board, you can easily fill your open part-time jobs, mini-jobs, working student positions and honorary positions.

Here you can reach the next generation of graduates and young professionals. Would you like to find interns for your company? Read our article on the best job boards for advertising an internship.

Unicum job posting

12. OMR Jobs

Online Marketing Rockstars (OMR), the marketing network where you can attract top marketing talent to your company. OMR’s job portal covers all online marketing jobs in Germany. If you post your job offer via JOIN on OMR Jobs, you will even be mentioned three times in the weekly OMR newsletter, which has over 15,000 subscribers.

For the digital marketing world, OMR is just the place to go and also offers the great OMR Festival, seminars and podcasts. The platform’s social media presence also has a wide reach.

OMR Jobs job posting

13. it-jobs.de

Finding IT and tech talent is proving particularly challenging in times of skills shortages, even in Germany. Using the right job board, along with a strong employer brand and a fast and efficient recruiting process, is the most important way to find highly qualified IT and engineering professionals.

As a job board, it-jobs.de offers a wide range of job opportunities for IT specialists, including software developers, system administrators, network and database administrators, IT project managers and many other IT positions.

It-jobs job posting

14. Monster

Monster is one of the world’s leading generalist job boards. The job platform aims to target a wide range of professionals, employment situations and industries. Thanks to the Job-Fit-Scoring, candidates can see exactly whether the job offer they find actually fits them. This way, you, as an employer, can generate more suitable applications.

With 35 million visitors per month, you are guaranteed to reach a wide audience of diverse candidates who may be a good fit for your company.

Monster job posting

15. Jobvector

Jobvector is an online job board for jobs in scientific and technical fields in Germany. The website is aimed at companies looking for qualified professionals in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, engineering and IT, as well as jobseekers who work or would like to work in these fields.

Jobvector offers a user-friendly interface where applicants can quickly and easily search for jobs and filter their search results according to various criteria.

Jobvector job posting

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16. Joblift

With around 5 million users per month, Joblift is now THE job board and the expert for job searches in the commercial sector. Joblift does everything it can to find the perfect match and make the recruiting process easier, faster and more transparent – for both sides.

For millions of vacancies, Joblift finds the right candidates based on their performance on over 4,000 channels.

Joblift job posting

17. JobNinja

JobNinja was founded in 2016 as a mobile app solution for modern recruiting and has now established itself as a major player in the online job board market.

Today, JobNinja is one of the leading job portals in Germany, with more than 2.2 million website visits per month. Unlike most of its competitors, JobNinja has relied on artificial intelligence (AI) to distribute job advertisements right from the start.

JobNinja job posting

18. Stellenanzeigen.de

With more than 3.2 million visitors per month and more than 700,000 registered users, stellenanzeigen.de is one of the leading online job boards in Germany.

The high reach of the online job advertisements is supported by active reach management. The ads are broadcast in the media network as well as with effective regional reach partners such as the Berliner Morgenpost or the Münchener Merkur.

Stellenanzeigen.de job posting

19. Stellenonline.de

On stellenonline.de, users find up to 1 million current jobs from all industries every day. The customised traffic management distributes all vacancies to exactly the channels through which the right users are reached.

This applies to skilled workers and management positions as well as to production employees, unskilled workers, and mini-jobs. The continuous technical development of the platform guarantees effective candidate contact and sustainable recruiting success at a high level.

Stellenonline.de job posting

20. Jobware

Jobware is the job exchange for specialists and managers. Demanding companies of all sizes and industries find first-class employees through Jobware.

Jobware is a true veteran among job exchanges and was founded in 1996. Jobware itself now employs over 150 people.

Jobware job posting

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How to post your job to German job portals

To post to these sites, you can create an account on each site and write your great job ad manually. Or, you can save time and effort with a recruitment automation tool like JOIN!

Using JOIN, you can write your job ad once and then post it across all of these websites with just one click. Then all your applicants will be saved in one place in our handy ATS, too!

Multiposting your job ad will not only increase your reach, but it will help to reach a more diverse pool of applicants too, as you won’t be counting on the visitors from just one job board.

What else can help you hire in Germany?

If you’re hiring for the first time in Germany, you might benefit from some tips for recruiting internationally. The following articles can help you:

Or perhaps you’re also interested in hiring in other countries? Then check out our other country-specific articles, like the best Austrian job sites, the best Swiss job boards, or the best French job boards!

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