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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.

Cover letter

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.

Curriculum Vitae

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.

Personal details

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.

Work experience

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:;
Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for the internationalisation of higher education:;
SBB, (Stichting Samenwerking Beroepsonderwijs Beroepsleven):

Gort Coaching

Are you a foreigner working in the Netherlands? A Dutch professional working abroad or planning to work as an expat? Then expat coaching from GORTcoaching might be something for you. Expat coaching can help you cope with the foreign culture so that it will not cause any problems in your new working environment.

Working in other cultural environments brings up communicative difficulties that intervene with the quality of work. The expatriate’s family can also have trouble adjusting to the new way of life which can lead to home-work problem interference.

At GORTcoaching we believe in equality in our coaching programs. Which means that our coaches are former expatriates themselves and have a lot of international working experiences.

Expats@work - A happy expat achieves more

Job Search or Career Orientation?

As your coach I would help you, to help yourself in finding your “direction” in your expat career and life:

  • Who am I? | What do I want? | What do I have to offer abroad?
  • What is my purpose in life and career abroad?
  • What is holding me back from having a fulfilled life and career as an expat?
  • How to get the most out of my new expat job?
  • How to present myself to future employers abroad?
  • How to prepare myself back home, prior to my career and job search abroad?

Eva Kempinger is a career coach and human resources advisor with many years’ experience in the corporate and public sectors. Eva accompanied her partner to France, Germany, Italy and the United States –and succeeded in sustaining and developing her own career whilst abroad. Eva’s personal experience of setting up a new life in different countries makes her the perfect coach for expats and their partners all over the world. Eva knows what it means to live abroad and the challenges expats face.

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