How can XING help with my job search?


XING combines the advantages of both active and passive job searching. In other words, you can actively search for suitable job ads in XING Jobs or allow headhunters and recruiters to find you via your XING profile. Employer profiles also give you additional information and reviews about companies.

Search for job offers:

Go to XING Jobs to search for suitable job vacancies on XING. There you will find recommendations for job offers or you can search through the job ads. Enter a job title or keyword and city in the search field and set – if you wish – a radius for the area you want us to search on your behalf. You will then get a list with search results that you can narrow down even more using the filter on the right side of the screen. Do you want to find out whether employers offer family-friendly conditions or development opportunities, whether you can work from home or you are allowed to take your dog to work with you? In cooperation with the employer review platform, you can filter the offers by employer benefits too. If you're a Premium member you can also view salary prospects in the ads.

With the XING Jobs app for iOS and Android you can also use your mobile phone to look for jobs on XING.

Use search alerts:

Search alerts inform you by e-mail whenever new job ads are posted that match your search criteria. Simply carry out a job search and click on "Creat search alert" above the list of search results. You can have up to 5 such search alerts at any given time. You can manage your search alerts here.

Get found by headhunters and recruiters:

Over 20,000 active headhunters and recruiters are constantly searching on XING for suitable candidates for vacant positions. To give you the best possible chance of being found, make sure your profile is completed with all the relevant information. The more complete a profile is, the further up the search lists it comes. Find out what makes a good profile here.

You should also change your jobseeker status to "I'm looking for a new job" or at least "I'm not looking for a job but am open to offers". You can limit the visibility of your jobseeker status so that, for example, only recruiters can see it.

Find more job ads and make yourself easier to find by recruiters with XING ProJobs:

With the ProJobs membership you can add much more information to your XING profile that is relevant for recruiters and headhunters:

  • Define your specific jobseeker criteria.
  • Add information about your professional career to your profile.
  • Upload protected documents.
  • Get your XING profile or your CV checked by experts free of charge (one time only).
  • Specify who is permitted to see your ProJobs information.
  • Access exclusive job offers from headhunters with salaries from €50,000 in XING Jobs

Do you need help completing an application or a CV?

At and we offer sample templates for writing applications and CVs. At you can also find many helpful tips when it comes to applications. Please note: These services are availabe in german language only.

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