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Applying in the Netherlands
Have you found an interesting vacancy? Or a company or organisation you would like to work for? Then it’s time to apply. But how do you apply effectively?
What language should you choose for your cover letter and cv?
Write your curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter in the language requested in the vacancy. If a preferred language is not indicated, it is your best to write it in the same language as the vacancy.
Most Dutch companies will let you know that they have received your application within a week. After the closing date of the vacancy, a number of candidates will be invited to attend an interview. If you have not heard anything for two weeks, you may want to contact the employer to make sure they received your application.
Include your personal details, education, work experience and particular skills in your curriculum vitae (CV). Your CV should be no more than one A4 sheet, short and professional.
Provide your personal details at the top of your CV.
Describe in a few sentences who you are, what your competences are and what you are interested in jobwise.
List all your jobs and work experience, in reverse chronological order.
the name of your job, the company name and location, when you worked there, description of your position.
Set out all your education, training and courses, in reverse chronological order. The name of the course, the name of the school or educational establishment, the location, when you completed the course, your specialisation and/or major; the qualification you obtained. Do you have any additional skills that could be useful for the job? Then indicate these under the heading 'Skills and competences'.
Qualifications and international credential evaluation
Have you obtained a qualification abroad? Then it is important to determine the value of this qualification. This means you can easily compare it to Dutch qualifications.
In the Netherlands, there are a couple of organisations that can evaluate your qualification:
Qualification evaluation centre IcDW: www.idw.nl;
Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for the internationalisation of higher education: www.nuffic.nl;
SBB, (Stichting Samenwerking Beroepsonderwijs Beroepsleven): www.s-bb.nl.