Settlement agreements and redundancy * CV / Resume

van Orsouw03-12-2021 11:01 AM
As businesses continue to reorganise, we see an increasing number of questions about settlement agreements and forced redundancy. Evaluating settlement agreements is more complex for internationals who, in addition to their employment must also consider the impact of redundancy on their residence rights. Here are some of the key points for attention and top tips.

Terminating an employment contract through the court/UWV is time-consuming and expensive for employers. Therefore, many employers who need to reorganise their company will try to minimise dismissals by using an alternative process called termination by mutual consent. This is where the settlement agreement comes in.

Termination by mutual consent
In this process, employers ask selected employees if they are willing to terminate their employment voluntarily in exchange for a predefined package: a settlement agreement. This package can deviate from standard employment law, and may offer additional pay or benefits.

Interested employees are offered the settlement agreement and if they accept the offer, their employment will be terminated by mutual consent. Employees who decline will continue their employment without change.

If insufficient employees accept, the employer may move to forced redundancy.

Forced redundancy
In a forced redundancy, your job ceases to exist. You therefore cannot choose...
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van Orsouw21-09-2021 3:26 PM

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Together Abroad15-06-2021 3:52 PM

How do you leave a good impression, for example at a job application or at another important meeting? Professor of social psychology Roos Vonk wrote a book about how first impressions work and how people try to make a good impression. We picked out 10 practical tips to help you make a good impression.

The 10 tips

Tip 1: Understand how people make a first impression
In most cases a first impression is made automatically, without thinking about it. For example, we quickly know whether someone is confident or shy, spontaneous or closed, friendly or unfriendly, impulsive or indecisive. We deduce these things, for example, from what people do and say, the way they move and talk, their appearance and clothes. Our impression of a person is the result of an interaction between stereotyping, vague intuitions based on body language and external features and conscious reasoning and consideration. We are also influenced by the context and our interests, wishes and goals. And we take into account that people sometimes pretend to be something other than they are.
The fact that we do this so imperceptibly also has its drawbacks. We can of course be wrong about someone. Often we do not even realise it....
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Together Abroad28-04-2021 12:46 PM
How to start an international career

If you came to this website and are reading this article, you are probably looking for a job outside your home country and looking for an international career, right? Building an international career abroad is a long-term process that can bring you many great experiences, benefits and personal satisfaction. However, it also demands hard work and complete dedication.

International careers do not just happen. They are planned carefully and built up over a while. It is a fundamental fact that international employers want you to have an international experience before sending you to work abroad. So, you need to plan ahead.

Keep in mind that everything needs a lot of effort, focus and determination. So, here are some tips for you to succeed in an international career:

Choose a place
First of all, you might already have a destination in mind. Think about what makes you an asset to a particular region. Foreign language skills are a natural first step, but if you want to apply directly to a job in another country, ask yourself where your skills and background will be most attractive to potential employers. There are job opportunities everywhere, but that...
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Together Abroad06-04-2020 3:25 PM

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Together Abroad27-11-2020 4:17 PM

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Together Abroad24-11-2020 2:33 PM
An outplacement trajectory for Non-Dutch speakers with Together Abroad

What is an outplacement trajectory?
During an outplacement trajectory you go through different phases to come to a new, fitting job. At Together Abroad all trajectories have five phases, which you go through more or less extensively depending on your personal situation and needs.

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1. Dismissal processing
Most candidates recover from the fright before...
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Dutch News21-11-2020 11:21 AM
SURVEY : Expat partners are an untapped source of highly-skilled labour

A survey of people who moved to the Netherlands to be with their partners who either lived or were posted here shows seven in 10 gave up their career or business to relocate. And despite claims that the Netherlands has plenty of jobs for international workers, almost seven in 10 said not speaking Dutch was a problem when trying to find a job.

‘Even though the official work in all the tech companies is done in English, the culture within the organisation compels you to learn Dutch or else you will not be interviewed,’ one Indian national said. ‘A completely qualified Java developer will not be considered if they don’t speak Dutch or have English as their native language. I am fluent in English but still I never get called back.’


In total 960 people took part in the survey which was carried out by the International Community Advisory Panel in early 2020, before coronavirus struck. Many of the respondents too said their difficulties in finding a job had left them depressed and unhappy, and having relationship issues. The research showed respondents were looking for work in a...
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van Orsouw02-07-2020 10:59 AM
It is not easy to get employed by reputed concerns and candidates are expected to pay attention to every small aspect. A professionally written resume increases the chances of being given preference over other applicants. Unfortunately, even experienced professionals who have spent 5 years or more in their respective fields do not know which points to include the resume. Employers usually reject candidates who put in a lot of information that is not needed.
Let us have a glance at the tips you should use to prepare efficient resumes. By following them, it would be much easier to clear the initial scanning round and move closer to getting the opportunity. In a nutshell, if you presented your academic details / professional experience correctly, the chances of ending up with the offer letter would be much higher.

1. A paraphrasing tool helps you in submitting a unique resume

People who are applying for their first job may not even have a basic idea of preparing a good resume. One has to know about the layout, the format used to present academic details, listing down experiences, and countless other aspects.
To get an idea, candidates use templates available online or an existing...
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