Job Interview Training

Together Abroad prepares you for job interviews: How to answer the hardest questions; How to show you are the right person for the job; How to demonstrate your knowledge on the subject. Our role play exercises will prepare you for the hardest questions and the brightest answers.
Basically, how to get you to sign that contract.

Interview training

Interview questions

Job Interview tips & tricks

Practicalities and preparation

Gather all the information you can about company, vacancy, competitors, goals and ambitions, interviewers, etc.

  • Never be late! Arrive 10 mins earlier and be representative.
  • Know your CV! Take 2-3 copies with you!
  • Ask questions, it shows your interest in the company
  • Don't be afraid to take notes
  • Rehearse the interview and possible answers
  • Know what you can offer to the company and why you are of value

How to dress?

The rule of thumb in dressing for the interview is to dress professionally and conservatively. For most environments, a gray or navy business suit is appropriate.
Stay away from trendy clothing, flashy jewellery, colognes, and heavy make-up. The image should be toned down and professional.
There may be some exceptions to this, in fields that involve fashion or entertainment for example. But do your research, and when in doubt, err on the side of being conservative. First impressions, while they can’t substitute for sound preparation are, nonetheless, highly important.
Read further about how to dress

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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