After Cologne, Dusseldorf is one of the biggest Karneval strongholds in Germany. The two cities maintain a neighbourly rivalry but Dusseldorf-Cologne competition is always good-natured. Cologne’s traditional Karneval cry is “Alaaf!”, while Dusseldorfers will yell “Helau!”. The Rhinelanders are known for their GSOH which in itself makes the city attractive to job seekers.
Dusseldorf’s old town is fondly called ‘the longest bar in the world’ due to its high density of drinking establishments! For job seekers interested in Dusseldorf, but less so in drinking festivals, or even weekends on the ski slopes, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia is still an appealing city. Why not go for a walk or a run along the Rhine, or relax with family and friends at the Unterbacher lake, or visit the wildlife park? The city is a perfect location for people who like to spend their free time outdoors.
Dusseldorf’s shopping street – Königsallee or simply KÖ – is heaven for shopaholics… and job seekers with exquisite taste! Life in the city on the Rhine is colourful, varied and exciting – a great reason to look for a job in Dusseldorf. However, the diversity of companies and job prospects is what really makes the city interesting to job seekers.
As Dusseldorf is the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, it offers lots of opportunities in administration and with political institutions. But that far from exhausts the job prospects offered to job seekers in Dusseldorf. The Rhine metropolis hosts the headquarters of major companies like Henkel and E.ON. These companies are just as exciting for young professionals as they are to experienced job seekers as they offer both internships and higher level positions. If your interests lie in the fashion and beauty industry, Dusseldorf offers excellent job prospects with companies like L’Oréal, Peek and Cloppenburg or Tommy Hilfiger. Messe Dusseldorf, the city’s trade fair, the stock market and Dusseldorf airport are constantly on the lookout for highly-educated job seekers.
For younger people looking for jobs in Dusseldorf, or for those who place great value on creativity and flexibility, the city’s growing startup scene is a big draw. Many startups like Trivago, the hotel price comparison site are based in Dusseldorf. Innovative young companies are always looking for talents in the fields of software development, business analysis or website development, and business managers are sought after across all industries. The financially minded might also be interested in the the many consultancy and accounting firms based in Dusseldorf.
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