As an employee, you are legally obliged to register as a jobseeker with the Employment Agency at least 3 months before the end of your employment relationship. If you have learned of the end of your employment relationship less than 3 months beforehand, you must register as a jobseeker within 3 days. The same applies if you are undergoing external training and are subsequently threatened with unemployment. After you have registered as a jobseeker, the Employment Agency will support you in your search for a suitable job. In general, you should register as a jobseeker with the Employment Agency as early as possible if you have been dismissed, your fixed-term employment contract expires, you have concluded a termination agreement with your employer by mutual agreement, you are looking for work again after a long illness, school, vocational training or studies are coming to an end and you do not yet have a contractually fixed job or training place in prospect, you want to return to work after having raised children for a longer period of time, or you are looking for work for other reasons.