Changing jobs

It may be relevant to change jobs if you are looking for new challenges or something different in terms of work, or if you are moving to another location.

Before changing jobs, it is worth weighing the good and bad aspects of your current job. What changes will a new employment relationship bring? For example, does the new position have a more interesting job description, an opportunity for remote work, better pay, better opportunities for progress, or like-minded colleagues? If you think that the new employment relationship will have more positive aspects than your current job, it may be a good idea to make a change.

You do not need a special reason to terminate a permanent employment relationship. Remember, however, that you must comply with the notice period agreed in your employment contract, which must be at least as long as the minimum period required by law. Where possible, it is polite to notify your employer of your resignation well in advance. 

It is also possible to resign during a fixed term contract if such an agreement has been made with your employer either in the employment contract or during the employment relationship. 

In special cases, you may also cancel the employment relationship without any notice period if the employer has seriously violated their obligations. If there is a trial period at the start of the employment, you may cancel the employment relationship during this period without any special reason. Comprehensive instructions for different types of employment termination can be found on the website of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

If you know that you will be unemployed between jobs and want to claim benefits for the period, find out whether you are entitled to unemployment security.

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