I am glad for your success C.A.
The same professional. The same skills. The same list of achievements. No chance as an employee, highly paid as a freelancer. I have seen this theme play out over and over again. Expatriates are “unusual” candidates and that scares clueless HR managers. Offering your services as a freelancer gives you an opportunity to talk directly to the people who do the actual work in a company. Even better: The power balance is even. Two professionals discuss a real world problem. As a jobseeker you are always in the weaker position.
If you can’t get past HR, try to position yourself differently. With HR you are “too old”, “too foreign” and you “don’t know German”. As a freelancer you are “experienced”. You have”deep knowledge of the local market”. And “of course we talk English. We are professionals, after all.”
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