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Are you ready to advance your career?

Meet Nyenrode Business University digital and find out how an MBA program can boost your leadership impact and how you can gain an international view on business and management. Nyenrode’s unique combination of academic theory, practical relevance and personal development will enable you to apply what you learn during your MBA in the daily practice of your organization or your future career.

Which MBA suits you best?
- Full-time MBA, the European MBA based in Amsterdam.
- Executive MBA, focused on leadership and global business.
- Modulair Executive MBA, choose from 3 tracks: Business & IT, Public & Private or Business & Sustainable Transitions.

Personal advice
During the personal information session which will take place via skype or teams, our MBA Program Advisor will provide you with more information about Nyenrode Business University, our two unique locations (Breukelen & Amsterdam), our MBA programs, alumni network and admissions process. Furthermore, we will go through your CV and advice you on which MBA program fits your career goals best. During the session you will also have the opportunity to ask your questions about Nyenrode and the MBA programs. Want to compare already? Check here.

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Together Abroad21-07-2020 4:01 PM

Can’t seem to find your dream internship in the FMCG industry? So many questions appeared, such as “Is my academic background good enough” or “Do I need to speak a foreign language?” These concerns should not stop you from landing on an amazing internship in FMCG. However, pre-requirements do mess with applicants’ minds but don’t worry. Let me ease your concerns by tearing these pre-requirements apart, as a recruitment intern at Henkel

Your spirit matters!
Of course, you are worried that people might have better academic backgrounds, results, or skills. However, at some companies like Henkel, it does not matter if you are a bachelor or master’s student since the majority of our vacancies require the right (Henkel) spirit. We have several cases, including myself, that a bachelor student stood out from an applicant pool of 120 people. Therefore, to make a recruiter hear your drive plays a pivotal role, this all comes down to your CV and cover letter. Besides, like many companies in the FMCG industry, the Henkel internship program offers a learning environment to students; not a place where students need to be full-on on their first day. Thus, drop your worries on the academic level and...
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Together Abroad16-04-2018 2:17 PM

Conducting Work from a Distance

There are different scenarios when it comes to working from a distance—traveling from one city to the next, or one country to another, for a few hours, days, or weeks, or even relocating for a period of time. The key to improving your chances of competing for a job in another location, or conducting work from a distance, is to identify locations or job sectors where your line of work is in high demand.

Search for jobs in your expertise to standout and make your skills more valuable to an organization. Indicate in your CV or interview that you are flexible to conduct work from a distance, and you are willing to relocate. Visit and explore the culture in that location to be sure of your opportunities and surroundings. Eliminate employer concerns about travel costs by considering housing options, or family or friends in that location that can let you stay over (when the employer does not cover relocation costs). Be sure you can afford to move or to take a trip when you are called for an interview.

Practicalities

The organization’s work culture is important to know about if you travel from one city to...
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Together Abroad19-02-2018 5:26 PM

Applying for a job these days usually means doing so via an employment agency (uitzendbureau). But there also exists the option to apply directly to the employer, bypassing the middleman altogether. As an applicant, it is important to be aware of the relative pros and cons of using either method when applying for a new job.

One of the advantages of using an employment/recruitment agency is simply that it gives you more options. One thing to bear in mind is that in the majority of cases, an in-house HR professional or talent acquisition specialist will be looking for a specific set of skills and experience to fulfil a role in their company. If you apply directly with the employer and do not quite match that list, then the odds are that you will not get the job. On the other hand, recruitment consultants are always looking out for new talent. If you use a recruitment agency, your CV will be kept for future reference if you have strong skills and experience that may be needed in a future job opening.

That being said, some direct employers keep a database of applicants, which means that you could receive a potential career...
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Together Abroad12-01-2018 9:54 PM

Nowadays, temporary employment is booming all over the world from the United States to Japan, despite the differences in economic conditions and development. Many multinational corporations, such as McDonald’s or PepsiCo, saved preposterous sums of money by using temporary workers instead of permanent ones. Therefore, job-hopping is becoming more and more a norm that many millennials are choosing to follow.

The main difference between regular employment and short-term employment is that temporary workers are hired for a certain period of time, as is indicated in their contract. They to do all the tasks that permanent workers are supposed to, and they are incredibly useful during changes in demand for labor due to seasonal diversity, maternity leaves or vacations. The hiring process and all the benefits associated with the job are the same for temporary workers, even when hired via a job agency.

Perspectives for the Starters

The first and foremost reason for taking a temporary job is income. When a person needs money, sometimes short-term employment is necessary. Also, companies often need extra people to satisfy their customers’ fluctuating needs and for that, they are willing to pay a reasonably good salary.

Temporary work is especially great if one is...
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Together Abroad13-10-2017 9:52 AM


Tired of constantly being rejected? Getting the feeling that you might be making the same mistakes over and over again? There are many different ways on how to look for a new job and, in general, how to approach it. Below are tips on how to make your life easier when finding a new job.

1. Update your resume and LinkedIn profile.
The reason to focus on LinkedIn is because of its position – it is one of the top networking sites for professionals. Furthermore, there are more than 414 million users among whom there are many recruiters and company owners who are looking for a new colleague. What is important to focus on? You should update your work experience, skills, education and profile picture. Please keep in mind that the picture should be recently made and look professional.

Your resume is another essential aspect. It is the same as with the LinkedIn profile, it has to be up to date, and there should be a summary of your best qualities and skills. Keep in mind that your LinkedIn profile or resume can be adjusted depending on the job you are applying to. The right wording and skills pointed out...
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Together Abroad24-07-2017 7:26 PM


Looking for a job can be tricky, particularly when moving to a new location. After all, where is a job seeker to start? While there are many great job boards out there, it can take a bit of trial and error to find the ones that are right for you, which is why a useful tool to use initially is the trusty old search engine.

Though the terms ‘search engine’ and ‘job board’ are often used interchangeably in articles about job hunting, there are marked differences between the two. For example, search engines cast a net over the web and rely on an algorithm to provide relevant results, bringing you job postings from multiple sources. Whereas job boards are usually paid a fee by employers to have their vacancies listed on them, and positions can be applied for directly through the job board without the need to sign up to other websites (which can often happen when job hunting through search engines).

There are both advantages and disadvantages to using a search engine over directly accessing a job board. In terms of advantages, a search engine’s range is considerably wider. It scours the net and pulls up all results containing...
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Together Abroad18-06-2017 4:07 PM

Creating your personal brand entails combining who you are and what you want to promote, in order to attract people’s attention and build your reputation. First of all, whether it is for personal or professional reasons, you have to start thinking of yourself as a brand, by emphasizing your best competencies and core values, and creating a fascinating story about yourself. The stronger the brand you have, the more motivated and disciplined you will appear, while providing a successful mindset.

There are two main levels where you need to create and promote your personal brand effectively: online through social networks, and through interpersonal relationships that include interviews, meet ups and conferences.

The configuration of the suitable personal brand can be difficult due to the widely varied audience, including friends, family, acquaintances, colleagues etc. Through impression management you can adjust your behavior and share the right information selectively depending on the audience and the situational context. Everyone has a different persona for each audience; as a consequence, you should learn how to construct your personal brand appropriately.

Social media are the ideal platforms for impression management as they allow you to easily control and create your personal brand and content, especially...
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Together Abroad26-06-2017 10:10 AM

Uitzendbureaus — a.k.a. temporary employment agencies in Dutch — can be dated back to the 1650s in the United Kingdom. However, they became really popular during World War II due to the need of thousands of low-cost temporary workers, and the employers’ desire to avoid the hassle of having to hire, train, supervise and eventually fire them. This industry only continued to grow, and today there are more than 3 million workers who have been temporarily employed in the U.S. alone.

Nowadays, uitzendbureaus are the short-term solution to obtain a temporary employment. They serve a role as a third party between the employer and the employee. They usually direct work scheduling, remuneration, taxes and other necessities in the relationship between a client employee and a client employer. Client firms are allowed to request the skills and the type of jobs that needs to be done, as well as the right to terminate a certain position or file a complaint against an employee.

Applicants might be hired based on their scores on personality, emotional intelligence or IQ tests, as companies are interested in the eligibility and the competence of the potential employee. If one is selected, then the temporary employee is...
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Together Abroad29-05-2017 10:01 AM
Let me set the scene for you. You have decided that it is about time to start looking for a job, and you have already begun engaging in the well-familiar but tedious process. It has been hours since you entered some words into the search bar and now your browser is plagued by endless of tabs of useless results. You are reading the job descriptions, constantly tailoring your CV to meet the requirements, only to find out that all that hard work is going to leave you disappointed. Nevertheless, there is a smart way to avoid this pesky hassle, focus on a few job sites. Below you will find several job sites that could help improve your chances at the job market while saving you time and effort.

LinkedIn.com

Besides being appointed as one of the best websites for your career by Forbes, LinkedIn is also the largest professional social networking site. It is free to become a member and you can upload your CV or résumé there. Hiring managers and recruiters worldwide use it more often than any other website in order to connect with job applicants. It is also a convenient way of finding suitable job positions and...
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Linda is a professional with whom you’ll have the right click from the start. She is conscientious about delivering based on your expectations. With her guidance you’ll be able to look at yourself from a bird’s eye view and discover with precision what is most valuable from your past experience for your future career.

Zsuzsanna Keller-Süle

I would like to thank you for your great job to make my CV presentable and truly reflecting my knowledge and experience.
With your highly professional advices and support I felt more confident and eventually I got a job.

Tanya Pelser

Thank you for a great workshop this morning, it was refreshing to hear some really basic ideas for the Dutch employment search which I'm sure will help start everyone off on a new career path! I will definitely be using the services of Together Abroad and one of my first actions is to revise my CV and submit this for a review.

James Stopford