Applying for a job in the Netherlands

Datum bericht: 10 juni 2015
Applying for a job in the Netherlands

The first step in job market orientation is answering the following questions: who am I? what do I want to do? what am I capable of doing? To help you find answers to these questions take your time and have a moment to reflect yourself and your actions. Ask your friends, family members and colleagues about your personality and gain clear insight of the person who you are and want to be. There a lots of online tools as well to assess yourself to come a step closer finding out who you are as a person and what you truly want to do with your life.

Medical Information
Before you start working you have to be sure you arranged all medical matters:

  • Health and liability insurance
  • Medical treatment and dentist
  • Dutch Health care system

It is estimated that approximately 65% of jobs are found through networking. Social media like LinkedIn, Facebook andTwitter are commonly used by Dutch employers and employees.

The most important tips concerning your cv are:

  • Tailor your cv for the job.
  • Employers scan through your cv, so present the information in an accessible way.
  • Keep it short, no more than two pages.
  • Look for more tips on this website.

Cover letter

  • Size: max. one page (about 4 paragraphs)
  • Pay extra attention to the first paragraph, catch the reader's attention.
  • Use a clear structure and short sentences.
  • Tell the reader why you are interested in applying for a job at this specific company.
  • Let someone read your letter before sending it.
  • Look for more tips on this website.

Do you need personal advice on your cv or cover letter? We are happy to help you!