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How to find a job in the Netherlands?

With over 1.500 job boards and 10.000 sites from intermediairs, the Dutch labor market is one of the most complex markets to find a job in the world. But with the right knowledge, like the website www.hoevindikeenbaan.com, you can find the right places to find the right job. In this presentation/workshop I will give the top 10 of things you should to find (the right) job in the Netherlands. With topics like:
• What are the most effective channels of international orientation?
• How to orientate on the local market?
• What’s more than job boards and social media?
• What are your network opportunities?
• How to effectively search?
• What are the biggest international differences of the Dutch market

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  • 1. How to find a job in the Dutch market? Geert-Jan Waasdorp @waasdorpigi / nl.linkedin.com/in/waasdorp/ 1
  • 2. http://www.slideshare.net/GeertJanWaas dorp/how-to-find-a-job-in-the-netherlands Please like it, share it, tweet it (if you like it) 2
  • 3. Introduction Geert-Jan Waasdorp Global Recruitment Intelligence Analyst Founder of Intelligence Group Recruitment-Intelligence-Group.com Ambitious to become the global leader in recruitment intelligence Hoevindikeenbaan.com Author of the book and site ‘how to find a job’
  • 4. The current market is typical Dutch 4
  • 5. The Dutch labor market Treats Opportunities • Crises • Highest unemployment in 30 years • Low amount vacancies • Not many permanent contracts • Pressure on benefits • Intransparant • Passive • …. • Find the winners 5
  • 6. Related: 6
  • 7. The Dutch labor market Treats Opportunities • Crises • Highest unemployment in 30 years • Low amount vacancies • Not many permanent contracts • Pressure on benefits • Intransparant • Passive • …. • Find the winners • Enormous shortages and skills needed • Still 100k+ vacancies 7
  • 8. 100K+ vacancies • http://www.hoevindikeenbaan.com/orientatiesites • Werk.nl https://www.werk.nl/portal/page/portal/werk_nl/werknemer/eu/workingnetherlands/jobs • • • • • Eures Google Indeed LinkedIn Randstad 8
  • 9. The Dutch labor market Treats Opportunities • Crises • Highest unemployment in 30 years • Low amount vacancies • Not many permanent contracts • Pressure on benefits • Intransparant • Passive • …. • Find the winners • Enormous shortages and skills needed • Still 100k+ vacancies • Many flex possibilities and work as contractor • Skills are ‘worth’ • Know where to look • Be active • …. 9
  • 10. #1 Learn to speak and read Dutch 10
  • 11. #2 Have a complete, accurate and relevant LinkedIn profile  Relevant groups  Native, expertise, ambition  Relevant skills, terms, specialties (in your native language, English and Dutch)  Contact the connectors/influentials  Get a premium profile (temporarily)  Put in extra information  Tell you are looking (open to new opportunities)  …and use the advanced search! 11
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  • 13. #3 • • • • • Search multilanguage Multilanguage jobboards http://jobs.expatica.com/netherlands/home.html Dutch language terms in Dutch vacancies ‘Dutch’ and ‘foreign’ search Combine native and dutch skills 13
  • 14. #4 Where do international companies go to? • Embassies – In NL – In country of origin • • • • • Expat center Camber of Commerce VNO-NCW Regional international corporations Randstad, Manpower, …. 14
  • 15. #5 Always call before applying 15
  • 16. #6 Build and use your network • Find expat AND skills communities – Linkedin, Facebook, Google – Ask for them • • • • • Be active within these communities Ask for advise NOT for jobs/opportunities Be primairy helpfull to others Be cultural original Be active 16
  • 17. #7 Be visible • In blogs, communities, Q&A’s • Always be – Honest – Authentical • Show your skills and expertise 17
  • 18. #8 Use a ‘kruiwagen’ • Parties on this event like 18
  • 19. Undutchables: your fist stop 19
  • 20. #8 Use a ‘kruiwagen’ • • • • • • • Parties on this event like Newoptions.nl Undutchables.nl Callcentres International companies (origin) International recruitment agencies Temporary agencies 20
  • 21. #9 Recruiters • Find them on LinkedIn, Twitter • When speak to them – Ask for tips where the opportunities are – Ask what misses in your CV as of skills needed – Always use them to get to the next level • Always connect • Connect with me 21
  • 22. #10 Final • • • • • Never *spam* Open applications? Only when asked to Aim for your level, not beneath Be respectfull for your time Use your native contacts in relation to the Netherlands • Looking for a 40 hour job, means 40 our looking for a job a week • Winning is always in the details 22
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  • 24. Good luck and let’s stay in contact Think about: www.hoevindikeenbaan.com the Dutch book: ‘hoe vind ik een baan’ 24