Beware of recruitment agency and job scams in the Netherlands * Daily employment news

van Orsouw13-10-2023 8:53 PM
It's a scam! Phishing messages in the name of Together Abroad

Scammers are getting smarter. They now use well-known company names and logos to appear more credible. Recruitment scams are becoming more common as a result. Unfortunately, we also receive reports of scam messages in the name of Together Abroad. This mainly occurs through WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook, and Instagram. Certainly not our intention! Are you in doubt about a message you received from us? Check below for what to do in case of agency fraud or spam through WhatsApp and other social media channels in our name.

We want to emphasize that Together Abroad is not a recruitment agency and we have no jobs and do not offer jobs! These fraudsters exploit the names of various recruitment agencies, including ours ( we are not a recruitment agency), to dupe unsuspecting job seekers and unlawfully collect their private information and money.

If you have been a target of such a scam or someone has attempted to deceive you, we strongly recommend contacting the Dutch non-profit They specialize in assisting individuals who have experienced online abuse and can provide guidance. We have identified two types of recruitment scams: Work-From-Home Scams on Telegram and WhatsApp:
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Together Abroad05-05-2023 3:43 PM

Global mobility has become increasingly common in today's globalized economy. Pursuing an international career can be a rewarding experience, but it can also bring significant challenges, particularly for accompanying spouses. One of the most significant challenges is the impact it can have on their spouse's career.

Many spouses have established careers, professional networks, and support systems, which they leave behind when moving to a new country. This can be particularly challenging for those who have invested years of time and effort into building their careers and establishing themselves in their chosen field. Moreover, giving up a career can have significant financial implications for the family. The emotional and psychological impact of uprooting one's life and starting anew in a foreign country can be overwhelming. Feelings of isolation, disorientation, and frustration can quickly set in.

Recognizing these challenges, organizations need to prioritize spouse career support. By providing resources, guidance, and networking opportunities for spouses, organizations can help ensure that the entire family thrives in their new environment. Offering such programs not only benefits the accompanying spouse but also the employee, as it can help to alleviate the stress of managing the family's transition and ensure a smoother relocation process. Additionally, offering...
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Together Abroad05-05-2023 2:43 PM

"Beyond the Employee: Why Including Spouse Career Support in Relocation Discussions is Crucial for Success"

Relocating for a job can be a daunting task, not just for the employee but also for their spouse/partner and family. However, too often, companies only communicate with the employee about the relocation, leaving the family to endure the brunt of the move. This approach can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and reduced productivity, ultimately affecting the employee's job performance.
Involving the spouse/partner and family in employee relocation discussions is crucial for a successful move. It provides an open, yet confidential forum for the family to discuss the pros and cons of the relocation and alleviates any fear of the unknown. Companies should recognize that employee and family needs vary greatly, and an astute employer will provide support and assistance to both the employee and their family.
One aspect that often goes unnoticed is the spouse/partner's career. The loss of a job can be challenging, particularly for a trailing spouse, who is often the one to put their career aspirations on hold when relocating. However, companies can offer spouse/partner career support to help their partners navigate the local job market and secure employment opportunities.
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Together Abroad13-04-2023 9:59 AM

Empowering Knowledge Workers: Why Outplacement is Vital for Career Transitions

In today's rapidly evolving job market, career transitions have become a common occurrence for many knowledge workers. Whether it's due to changes in the industry, restructuring within a company, or personal growth aspirations, navigating a career transition can be both exciting and challenging. To ensure a smooth and successful transition, outplacement services have emerged as a vital resource for empowering knowledge workers.

But what exactly is outplacement? And why is it so crucial for knowledge workers? Let's delve deeper into this topic and explore the benefits of outplacement in empowering knowledge workers during career transitions.

Understanding Outplacement

Outplacement is a specialized service that provides support to individuals who are experiencing a job loss or career transition. It typically includes various resources, such as career coaching, job search assistance, resume and interview preparation, networking support, and emotional guidance. Outplacement services are usually offered by companies to their employees who are being laid off or made redundant, as a way to support their career transition and help them find new employment opportunities.

Importance of Outplacement for Knowledge Workers

Knowledge workers, who are professionals employed in fields such as technology, finance, marketing, and consulting, rely heavily on their...
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van Orsouw20-01-2023 3:13 PM
When it comes to terminating an employee's contract, one may be left wondering whether it is necessary to provide a transition fee or if one is allowed to deviate from this obligation.
If both parties are in agreement and want to come to an end of the working relationship, the transition fee does not have to be given to the employee. The legislator granted freedom for the parties to make other arrangements which could mean providing the employee with a higher or lower compensation. Employers could also provide a study or outplacement program or have the employee remain employed without working so they can look for a job from their existing employment. Additionally, they may offer the employee the chance to take over their lease car at a discounted price or give them a new bicycle. Whatever the scheme, it is important for the employee to understand the implications. To make sure that the negotiations are done properly, it is advised for the employee to find someone to oversee the process. In the event that negotiations are unsuccessful and the contract is terminated through the government or the subdistrict court, the employer...
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For an expat moving to the Netherlands, getting the right direction is very important. It's important that one knows which steps and direction to take. Linda is an exceptionally talent counselor, her advice has helped me land a job within a week of coming to the Netherlands. I am grateful for her mentoring and look forward to a great working relationship in the future.

Dr. Hrishiraj S | Clinical Research & Affairs Manager

Together Abroad provided expert advice on personal branding including developing a top-notch, market-aware CV, highly tailored job applications, and approach strategies with potential employers in the Netherlands. Furthermore, I found them be highly knowledgeable in key related fields such as recruitment strategy, immigration law, contracts, labor agreements, and (un)employment benefits. I would recommend Together Abroad to anyone who needs professional help with transitioning to a new career.

A. Aboufirass | Structural Engeer

Linda is a big mind. She thinks about things that the rest normally overlook. The insight she has about the dutch job market can only be achieved through years of experience and persistence.

Her business savvy is complemented by her mastery of understanding the client's needs and requirements. For my career I could say, she was the “Mary Poppins”, who guided me through thick and thin and helped me to land a career in the Netherlands

S. Bhattacharjee | FP&A Manager

If you are going to enlist the services of a "Career Coach" look no further. The only person you want in your corner is Linda van Orsouw. As an expat, you absolutely want to work with a highly skilled and knowledgeable professional who knows their way around the Dutch career/employment/job market. Linda assisted me in writing and positioning my CV, helped me organize and prioritize my list of opportunities, coached me through mock interviews and was there when I got offered a senior position only 2 months later. When asked I will only refer to Linda and "Togetherabroad".

Mr. C. Joubert
Lead Workplace Strategy Consultant 


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