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Finding employment in Amsterdam

Whether you’ve moved for love or labour, finding a job in foreign lands is a challenge. But not impossible. Unemployment in the Netherlands is one of the lowest in the EU. Added to that is Amsterdam’s burgeoning expat community, some 50,000 of which have already set up professional camp in the city. They’ve all done it and with our help, so can you. Here’s a head-start…

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Amsterdam Job Search

Browse thousands of non-Dutch speaking positions spanning all the top industries in Amsterdam via Job Search and take your next career step in Amsterdam!

Networking

For most people new to Amsterdam, places and faces will be unfamiliar. Overcoming this, de-stranger your environment and join a few groups to strike up professional networks (and possibly friends). It’s always easier to find a job through a close contact or by word-of-mouth. Amsterdam’s expat community is surprisingly tight-knit, making for many likely encounters and acquaintances.

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Recruitment agencies in Amsterdam

Recruitment agencies (uitzendbureaus) are located all over the city, with names such as Kelly Services and Adecco easily identifiable to most English-speakers. Like anywhere, there are agencies that specialise in temp positions, meaning one can find work quite quickly, and those for permanent roles. Also, there are several agencies who recruit for vacancies that do not require Dutch although learning the local lingo is much preferred. Click here for a comprehensive list of such agencies in Amsterdam.

UWV: Public Employment services

The public employment service, UWV WERKbedrijf, plays an important role in the Dutch labour market. There are branches located throughout the city with specialists on hand to offer advice and information to job seekers. Through an extensive network of partner sites and (temporary) employment agencies, most vacancies registered with these partners are also registered in the online job database of the UWV WERKbedrijf. Either drop by in person or search for vacancies online (shown in several languages depending on your keyword search). They also also offer lots of English-language information on working in the Netherlands for EU citizens on their website.

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Newspapers

A number of Dutch newspapers have English-language job advertisements on their vacancy pages, although most are recruiting for senior positions in international companies. The American Book Centerstocks a comprehensive range of reading material and the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam offers an equally excellent range free of charge, as does the University of Amsterdam.

Internet

The most common avenue for job seekers, not only for searching and registering your details but also to keep up to date with prospective employers. Most job agencies regularly post vacancies on their sites, and if you are registered with them, they will contact you to alert you of new opportunities. If you prefer the direct route, job search engines such as the Nationale Vacature Bank (in Dutch), Intermediair and Monsterboard are user-friendly, invaluable resources, and ICTerGezocht has a comprehensive list of tech- and ICT-related job vacancies. Alternatively, check out bulletins of the major international organisations that have local headquarters in the Netherlands.

Take initiative

To apply for work at a particular company that currently has no vacancies,send an unsolicited application. Employers often appreciate the initiative. First find a contact person at the company of choice (e.g. in the human resources department), so the application is addressed to a particular person. When preparing to meet your new contact, have your CV and cover letter (motivatie) tailored to the local style. An extra pointer: Dutch employers have a certain proclivity for hobbies and additional interests.

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Coaching

There are many companies in the Amsterdam area offering coaching and training services for English-speakers looking to improve their skills or re-evaluate their career goals and aspirations. Enlisting the help of a professional life coach may be a good way to set your job related priorities and hear tips from an expert.

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Looking for work in the Netherlands

Do you want to work in the Netherlands? Then start looking for work before leaving for the Netherlands. See the list below for suggestions as to how to find a job in the Netherlands.

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Top Best IT jobs in Netherlands For English speakers 2018. Call Mr Data Amsterdam. Book an appointment. click “here

  • Vacancies published by UWV and EURES
  • Flexible working
  • The internet
  • Vacancies in newspapers
  • Network sites
  • Open applications
  • Job fairs

Vacancies published by UWV and EURES

UWV

In the Netherlands, UWV plays an important role on the labour market. UWV supports jobseekers online with their website werk.nl. You can find vacancies on werk.nl as follows:

  • Go to Find vacancies;
  • Enter a search term for the job you are looking for under ‘Trefwoord’.
  • Click ‘Zoeken’.

If you are already living in the Netherlands, you can also publish your CV on the website. You can read how to do so under UWV can help you if you want to work in the Netherlands.

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EURES

You can also find vacancies in the Netherlands through EURES. On the EURES website, you can respond to vacancies with Dutch employers. The website is available in 25 European languages. Go to eures.europa.eu.

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Flexible working

The term flexible working, or ‘flexwerk’, is used in the Netherlands to mean work that is carried out under a flexible employment contract. In this type of employment contract, the employee and the employer make agreements about flexible work hours and work location, depending on the employer’s need for employees.

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Examples of flexible workers:

  • Temporary employees: a temporary or interim employee employed by a temporary employment agency, and is sent to companies by that agency to carry out work.
  • Seasonal workers: a seasonal worker is someone who carries out work that is only available in certain seasons, for example in agriculture or the catering industry.
  • Employees with a zero-hour contract: an employment contract between an employer and an employee based on which the employee can be called into work on a flexible basis as demand dictates. There is no guarantee of permanent or even a minimum number of hours’ work. Flexible work is very common in the Netherlands.

More than a third of employees work on a flexible basis, a quarter of which work under a temporary contract or a temporary employment contract. Temporary employment agencies play a key role in matching supply and demand. The video ‘Working in the Netherlands’ shows how temporary employment is arranged in the country.

Read more detailed information on temporary employment in the Netherlands.

 

The internet

Many employers look for new candidates on the internet. The internet is, therefore, very useful when you are looking for work in the Netherlands. You will find a list of useful websites below.

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Top Best IT jobs in Netherlands For English speakers 2018. Call Mr Data Amsterdam. Book an appointment. click “here

General vacancy sites

monsterboard.nl

nationalemediasite.nl

jobbingmall.nl

jobnews.nl

vacaturebank.nl

vacaturekrant.nl

Specialist vacancy sites

jobs-netherlands.com

seasonalwork.nl agriculture and horticulture

agrojobs.nl agricultural sector

intermediair.nl specialised in higher education jobs

export.nl import/export, transport and the offshore industry

medweb.nl medical personnel

academictransfer.com  academics

cadjobs.nl technical artists

archined.nl architects

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Vacancies in newspapers

You can find vacancies in regional and national Dutch newspapers:

telegraaf.nl

nrc.nl

volkskrant.nl

ad.nl

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Network sites

Use your own network. Finding a job via personal contacts and social media is perfectly acceptable in the Netherlands. The social media site LinkedIn is often used for making contacts. As a commercial social network, it is very useful for presenting your CV and building up a network of contacts.

Ask your contacts if they want to work on this with you. They can then look for opportunities within their own networks.

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Open applications

It is perfectly acceptable to send open applications in the Netherlands, even to a company that has no current vacancies. If the employer is looking for personnel in the future, this will give you an advantage over other jobseekers.

Use your cover letter to clearly indicate:

  • why you want to work for this company;
  • your particular talents, skills and work experience;
  • how your talents, skills and work experience could be useful to the employer;
  • why you are the most suitable candidate for the position;
  • why you can offer more than other candidates.

Any language experience or work experience gained in another EU country could be to your advantage.

 

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Job fairs

You can visit international job fairs. EURES advisers may be present with current vacancies from the Netherlands.

You can also apply for jobs via online job fairs, from the comfort of your home. These allow you to see employers’ online presentations and apply to specific jobs in the Netherlands. Go to the Events calender on the EURES website.

Cities from A-Z

View the best places in Holland here, from A to Z. Discover unique places, from Medieval Hanseatic towns to coastal towns and from star-shaped fortified towns to student cities with impressive architecture. What city is right for you?

  • Aalsmeer

    Aalsmeer

    Aalsmeer is located right in the middle of Holland’s flower growing region.

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  • Almere

    Almere

    A new city full of architectonic highlights.

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  • Alphen aan den Rijn

    Alphen aan den Rijn

    Alphen aan den Rijn is located in the middle of the Green Heart.

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  • Amersfoort

    Amersfoort

    Amersfoort has a compact city centre that is just perfect for a day on the town.

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  • Amsterdam

    Amsterdam

    Visit Amsterdam and enjoy the canals, museums, and historic architecture.

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  • Apeldoorn

    Apeldoorn

    Apeldoorn is a city surrounded by natural beauty in the province of Gelderland.

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  • Arnhem

    Arnhem

    Discover Arnhem and enjoy beautiful museums, the Fashion District, and many wonderful restaurants.

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  • Assen

    Assen

    Discover the beautiful capital of the province of Drenthe.

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  • Bergen aan Zee

    Bergen aan Zee

    Picturesque seaside town with beautiful beaches, dunes, and art fairs!

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  • Bloemendaal

    Bloemendaal

    Hip beach cafes and Ibiza-like surroundings are to be found in Bloemendaal

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  • Breda

    Breda

    Discover the welcoming, fun-loving city of Breda with its rich historic Nassau monuments.

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  • Cadzand

    Cadzand

    Beautiful dune region and wonderful beaches in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen.

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  • Delft

    Delft

    Enjoy this university city with its museums, canals and churches.

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  • Den Bosch

    Den Bosch

    Discover this pleasure-loving city and learn more about the painter Jeroen Bosch.

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  • Deventer

    Deventer

    Discover this historic Hanseatic city and its many monuments.

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  • Doesburg

    Doesburg

    One of Holland’s most important fortified towns.

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  • Doetinchem

    Doetinchem

    Discover the history and convivial atmosphere of this old city.

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  • Domburg

    Domburg

    Expore historic Domburg, the oldest seaside resort in Zeeland.

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  • Dordrecht

    Dordrecht

    Visit Holland’s oldest city with over 1,000 monuments in a unique wetland environment.

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  • Edam

    Edam

    For most people Edam is synonymous with cheese.

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  • Eindhoven

    Eindhoven

    Discover this light and design city and enjoy its unique architecture.

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  • Elburg

    Elburg

    Visit the many historic buildings, museums and cafes and restaurants in this old Hanseatic town.

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  • Enkhuizen

    Enkhuizen

    A small town packed with historical buildings and monuments.

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  • Giethoorn

    Giethoorn

    Visit ‘The Venice of Holland’ and enjoy the sight of unique farms from the water’s surface.

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  • Gouda

    Gouda

    Discover the city of cheese Gouda with its beautiful historic city centre and monuments.

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  • Groningen City

    Groningen City

    Discover the bustling student city with its many historic buildings and museums.

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  • Haarlem

    Haarlem

    Discover Haarlem and visit the beautiful museums, great shopping streets and wonderful restaurants.

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  • Harderwijk

    Harderwijk

    Historic Hanseatic town on IJsselmeer lake with many monuments and excellent restaurants.

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  • Hasselt

    Hasselt

    This Hanseatic town is also known as Little Amsterdam.

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  • Hattem

    Hattem

    The charming, historic Hanseatic town in the Veluwe region.

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  • Heerenveen

    Heerenveen

    Centuries-old city full of monuments in a stunning landscape.

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  • Heusden

    Heusden

    Heusden is a beautiful fortified city, the center of which is full of little boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and attractive squares.

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  • Hindeloopen

    Hindeloopen

    Picturesque coastal village with unique traditions, historical sights and a seafaring past.

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  • Hoorn

    Hoorn

    The former VOC town has a great beach at the IJsselmeer lake.

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  • Kampen

    Kampen

    Discover the Hanseatic town of Kampen with a rich history and over 500 monuments.

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  • Katwijk

    Katwijk

    Some seaside resorts attract visitors in both summer and winter.

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  • A hidden pearl near The Hague for those who love a quiet day at the beach.

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  • Leeuwarden

    Leeuwarden

    Leeuwarden boasts over 600 monuments.

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  • Leiden

    Leiden

    Bustling university city with beautiful canals, inner courtyards and museums.

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  • Lelystad

    Lelystad

    Find out what the capital of Flevoland has to offer.

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  • Lisse

    Lisse

    Visit Lisse and discover the heart of the flower-bulb region amid the beautiful flower fields and Keukenhof!

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  • Maastricht

    Maastricht

    Like no other city, Maastricht knows how to charm you and treat you to the good things in life.

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  • Marken

    Marken

    Old traditions are still alive on Marken. Stroll through the harbor and see the authentic wooden houses.

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  • Middelburg

    Middelburg

    Sense the wealthy past of this former trading city.

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  • Monnickendam

    Monnickendam

    A small town with a grand history.

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  • Naarden

    Naarden

    One of the best preserved fortified towns in Europe.

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  • Nijmegen

    Nijmegen

    Discover Nijmegen, one of the oldest cities in Holland, and enjoy plenty of culture and a welcoming atmosphere.

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  • Noordwijk

    Noordwijk

    A wonderful, versatile seaside resort with a lovely historic centre.

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  • Oostkapelle

    Oostkapelle

    Old-fashioned fun at the beach combined with contemporary activities.

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  • Ouddorp

    Ouddorp

    Ouddorp is a perfect seaside town for families: beaches, nature and space.

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  • Renesse

    Renesse

    21 kilometres of beaches, lovely sea water, and plenty of entertainment!

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  • Rotterdam

    Rotterdam

    Discover the beautiful port city with its unique architecture and forward-looking culture.

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  • Scheveningen

    Scheveningen

    Visit the most popular seaside resort and enjoy countless activities and sports.

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  • Sneek

    Sneek

    The water sports capital of Friesland.

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  • The Hague

    The Hague

    Visit the beautiful court city with its countless museums, shops and welcoming restaurants.

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  • The white town of Thorn

    The white town of Thorn

    Visit this special town known for its white houses.

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  • Tilburg

    Tilburg

    Discover its museums, great shopping streets and excellent restaurants.

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  • Utrecht

    Utrecht

    Discover the welcoming historic inner city and enjoy the green surroundings.

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  • Valkenburg aan de Geul

    Valkenburg aan de Geul

    The small municipality Valkenburg is a tourist attraction on its own.

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  • Venlo

    Venlo

    Explore one of the oldest cities in Holland.

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  • Vlissingen

    Vlissingen

    Lots of beaches, a wealth of history, plenty of entertainment: this is Vlissingen!

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  • Volendam

    Volendam

    Discover this ancient fishing village just north of Amsterdam.

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  • Workum

    Workum

    Discover the beautiful, water-rich Workum, one of the Frisian Eleven Cities.

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  • Zaandam

    Zaandam

    Discover Zaandam. A typical North Holland town near the Zaanse Schans to the north of Amsterdam.

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  • Zandvoort

    Zandvoort

    Enjoy beautiful beaches, a welcoming ambiance and the racetracks.

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  • Zierikzee

    Zierikzee

    A beautiful, historic town with many monuments.

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  • Zutphen

    Zutphen

    Magnificent Hanseatic town with countless monuments.

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  • Zwolle

    Zwolle

    Zwolle is a lively Hanseatic city with a Medieval centre, many shops and plenty of culinary treats.t

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