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Job Search

Although we cannot guarantee that you will succeed in finding a job, Dual Career Support (DCS) is here to guide you onto the Dutch labour market. Looking for a job can be challenging, especially as many jobs in the northern Netherlands require you to speak Dutch. But don’t be discouraged! Thanks to DCS’ support and network, many of our partners did succeed in finding a job.

Discover the Dutch Labour Market

Discover the characteristics of the Northern Netherlands and the city of Groningen, which is known for the quality of its services, innovation, and knowledge development. Learn about the differences in emphasis in the economic structure of the provinces of Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe.

Explore the wide range of vacancies in sectors such as engineering, construction, IT, transport, logistics, healthcare, and education in the Northern Netherlands. Although Dutch is the official language, a growing number of employers recognize the value of internationals. More information about the region you can find at EURES.

Job search tips

Network sessions: Make an impact with Make it in the North and IWCN

Do you want to increase your chances on the Dutch labour market? DCS organises various workshops and network sessions you can attend. Discover the power of networking during inspiring meetings organised by Make it in the North and the International Welcome Center North (IWCN).

Applying for a job the smart way

Receive valuable job application tips, including on the importance of learning Dutch, effective networking, building a powerful LinkedIn profile, and creating an attractive CV.

Career goals and development

Think about your goals and invest in yourself by attending workshops and network sessions. Discover your talents and interests, and use the UG online personality test to gain more insight into your strengths.

Flexibility and volunteer work

Talk about flexible working hours or hybrid working possibilities with your future employer. Consider taking up volunteer work as a meaningful way to hone your skills, improve your language skills, and increase your chances of securing a paid job.

Looking for work in the Netherlands does not have to be a daunting task. Thanks to DCS, you are not alone. Discover the possibilities and build your future career.

Last modified:02 April 2024 2.43 p.m.
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