Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair | Volunteer The Hague  Thursday, 19 May 2022 * Search tips

Together Abroad02-05-2022 11:55 AM

After two long years of pandemic restrictions, we at VTH are thrilled to announce that we're finally holding in-person events once again! For our first event, we'll be holding our popular Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair on Thursday, 19 May! Join us to meet representatives from local NGOs and service organizations, meet fellow expats so that you can expand your social and professional circles, and learn important tips about the job market and volunteering from our guest speakers. Space is limited, so visit the event page to learn more about the event and register:

Interested in volunteering? Then come visit booths with local non-profits that are eager to work with volunteers and do not require Dutch language fluency, and mingle with fellow internationals! Join Volunteer The Hague project and dozens of the local non-profits on Thursday, 19 May for a Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair, taking place from 11:30 to 14:30 at The Hague Humanity Hub City Centre!
During the event, there will be two special guests who will speak about topics of great importance in our community. As always, this event will be attended by many other local expats with whom you can network and...
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Together Abroad11-10-2021 4:43 PM
Are you facing redundancy as an Expat or International in the Netherlands?
It’s not an easy situation if you suspect you’re about to be made redundant, or if you already have been. And so ‘now what?’ is the foremost thought running through your mind. Change is coming for you and maybe for your family, and transitions aren’t easy or straightforward. The challenge is always insufficient planning to prepare you mentally and tactically with the right blend of skills and knowledge.

That’s why outplacement services are all about creating a real, actionable plan for you that helps you secure the next move in your career as you exit your current organization. This plan maximizes your chances of quick success to the next stage of your career.

What Outplacement Services Should Offer You as an Expat
We understand that redundancy is a tough thing for you as an Expat or International to face especially within a foreign country. If you are the employee-facing redundancy, you definitely need support to secure a new job. But you also need a company that is an expert within the Dutch Labour market and support you with all questions with regard to unemployment. What are the regulations if you wish to...
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Together Abroad18-03-2021 8:41 AM

What is Jooble? Jooble

Jooble is a job search engine created for a single purpose: To help you find the job of your dreams!

You will find all job postings, vacancies and current openings available on Jooble. Have you ever heard something like that? Expect to find many job vacancies in the USA on Jooble. And this is not because Jooble is "the largest job site in the USA", "leading world employment resource" or something like that. This is because of Jooble's operation features; in the same way as any other search engine operates, Jooble does not compile all the information in its own database, but searches it out and does this much better than any other search engine.

When you perform a search with Jooble, you'll get links to job postings from more than 21490 different job sites throughout the USA that are the most relevant to your search terms.

We created Jooble to save your time and energy, enabling you to your desired job from a single query. Even for "gourmets," for instance, we created variety of tools such as Advanced Search and a lot of filters. Compared to perusing the newspaper or using a regular job board, job-hunting...
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van Orsouw22-07-2020 12:06 PM

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.

Pick your...
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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.


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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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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