Kick-Start Your Career in the Netherlands

Course code
Course fee (no housing)
Apply now!

This course is offered in an online setting. 

As an international talent finding a job that fits your ambitions and interests in the Netherlands can be challenging. Can you find your way on the Dutch job market? What are the opportunities and trends in your field of expertise? How do you create a stunning profile? How do you develop and use your professional network in an effective way? How do you prepare for a new working culture? This course helps you entering the Dutch job market or making a next move in your career! 

This course provides you with insights into the Dutch job market related to your field of expertise and Dutch working culture. It teaches you how to create a stunning profile, how to develop and use your professional network effectively and you discuss the rules and regulations that might apply to your situation. You gain insight into your talents and how to describe these in your CV, motivation letter and job interview. At the end of the course you have created a career strategy which helps you entering the Dutch job market or making a next move in your career! The course consists of three individual job hunting support sessions of 90 minutes with one of the job coaches of Talent4NL and will be tailored to your ambitions, talents and needs. The sessions will be scheduled on an individual basis in the week of 20-24 July 2020. There is no final examination included.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Maggy Ovaa

Target audience

International talent at the end of their course (bachelor, master or PhD) who are ready to enter the Dutch job market or young professionals who want to take the next step in their career.

Course aim

After taking the course you are ready to enter the Dutch job market successfully. Upon completion of the course you are able to:

  • Analyze the opportunities on the Dutch job market in your field of expertise;
  • Apply the knowledge of the Dutch job market and Dutch working culture in your job search
  • Create a professional profile according to Dutch standards
  • Create a professional network and use it effectively for your job search
  • Apply the insights into your talents to your job search
  • Present yourself during network meetings and interview
  • Create a strategy for your career with a clear and realistic ambition and steps to get to there


  • Optimized CV and motivation letter for vacancies in the Netherlands
  • Activated professional network in the Netherlands
  • Increased success when entering the Dutch job market or making a next career move

Study load

The course consists of 3 individual online sessions of 1,5 hrs each.

Total study laod is 19,5 hours: 4,5 hours for the sessions and 15 hours for preparation


Course fee:
Course + course materials

- Early bird discount: if you apply for this course before January 1st you will receive 10 % discount on the course fee - Course materials are included in the course fee and will be provided on the first day


Please send your CV and a short motivation explaining why you would like to take the course

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • C.V.

More information

Maggy Ovaa | E: | T: 0031 6 20297210


Application deadline: 15 June 2019

Share this course