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Dual Career Support workshops

Dual Career Support organizes free workshops for our candidates throughout the year. In addition, we also refer to social gatherings at the International Welcome Center North (IWCN) and help newcomers to learn Dutch through the UG Language Centre.

Check out our event schedule from January 2024 and sign up for inspiring workshops and networking events.

Contact details or more information

At DCS, we aim to offer you and your partner both professional and social support. If you have any questions or if you would like more information, details about our services can be found on the DCS flyer or by emailing us at dualcareer@rug.nl.

17 April 2024 | Cover Letter training

For whom?

In addition to your CV, your cover letter is your personal advertisement. But how do you stand out from the crowd, so that you can be invited to a job interview? This workshop is for those who wish to apply for a job and need to learn the techniques to write a professional cover letter.

What to expect?

In this workshop we will provide you the tools to write a well structured and attractive cover letter. You will learn how to emphasize your strengths and how to tailor them to a your desired job role.

Don't forget...

To have your CV, a recent cover letter and your desired job vacancy advertisement at hand.

About the trainer:

Lianne Scholtissen is the founder of Queenfishers, a recruiting company where the whole team cares about people, careers and the perfect match, with always a focus on potential! As a job marketeer, trainer, recruiter and job hunter, Lianne is a proper connector. She has a genuine interest in people and organizations. She knows exactly how to place the right person in the right place with energy and passion for her clients.

Date, time and location

Wednesday 17 April 2024 from 9am-12pm

Norman Building 't Atelier
Lutkenieuwstraat 5
9712 AW Groningen

22 April 2024 | Job interview

What is it all about?

You are invited for a job interview! Exciting! What to expect from a job interview and what is the best way to prepare yourself in order to be successful? In this training, we pay attention to these questions and provide you with information that gives you the confidence you need for the job interview. We will teach you:

  • How are you going to present yourself?
  • What are the frequently asked questions by recruiters?
  • How to handle difficult questions?
  • What are the do's and don'ts of an interview?

About the trainer:

Lianne Scholtissen is the founder of Queenfishers, a recruiting company where the whole team cares about people, careers and the perfect match, with always a focus on potential! As a job marketeer, trainer, recruiter and job hunter, Lianne is a proper connector. She has a genuine interest in people and organizations. She knows exactly how to place the right person in the right place with energy and passion for her clients.

Date, time and location

Monday 22 April 2024
9am-12pm

Norman Building
room 't Atelier
Lutkenieuwstraat 5
9712 AW Groningen

25 April 2024 | Practice sessions

For whom?

Dual Career Support (DCS) is organizing mock interview sessions with a career coach for our job seeking DCS participants. If you are a job seeker needing individual assistance in your preparation for your upcoming interview, please sign up for this one-on-one session with a job coach. Please note that when you sign up, you can choose to attend a session on 21 or 28 March.

What to expect?

During the session, you will be practicing for a job interview. Each session will last up to 30 min and once you sign up, you will be assigned a specific time slot and meeting location.

What to bring?

Please send in your CV, cover letter and the vacancy text of the job that you have applied or applying before the session.

About the trainer:

Lianne Scholtissen is the founder of Queenfishers, a recruiting company where the whole team cares about people, careers and the perfect match, with always a focus on potential! As a job marketeer, trainer, recruiter and job hunter, Lianne is a proper connector. She has a genuine interest in people and organizations. She knows exactly how to place the right person in the right place with energy and passion for her clients.

Date, time and location

Thursday 25 April 2024
one 30-minute individual session between 9 am-12 pm or between 1pm-4pm

Academy Building
Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP
Groningen

CV and LinkedIn training

For whom?

This workshop is for those who wish to apply for a job in Dutch job market and need to learn the techniques to write a professional CV and build and improve their LinkedIn profile.

What to expect?

In this interactive training, you will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of CV writing as well as learn tips to create an engaging and appealing LinkedIn profile. During the session, you will learn to analyze a job advertisement and the techniques to tailor your CV and LinkedIn profile that are attractive and convincing for the potential employers and recruiters; so that you can get invited for a job interview.

Don't forget... to make sure that you create a (basic) LinkedIn account prior to the start of the workshop if you don't have one. Please have your linkedIn account accessible during the training by bringing your laptop or other devices!

About the trainer:

Lianne Scholtissen is the founder of Queenfishers, a recruiting company where the whole team cares about people, careers and the perfect match, with always a focus on potential! As a job marketeer, trainer, recruiter and job hunter, Lianne is a proper connector. She has a genuine interest in people and organizations. She knows exactly how to place the right person in the right place with energy and passion for her clients.

Information:

Date, time and location

This workshop has yet to be scheduled. If you are interested in this workshop please send an e-mail to dualcareer@rug.nl expressing your interest. You will receive an e-mail when the date for this workshop is known.

Individual question session

What is it all about?

Dual Career Support (DCS) is organizing “Individual job application sessions with a career coach” for our job seeking DCS participants. If you are a job seeker needing individual assistance in your job application, please sign up for our upcoming one-on-one session with a job coach.

What to expect?

During the session, you may get advice on your CV, motivation letter and your LinkedIn profile. Each session will last up to 30 min and once you sign up, you will be assigned a specific time slot and meeting location.

Please note that since we have limited time available for individual sessions, those who have attended our “CV and Cover letter” and “LinkedIn” trainings will receive priority to participate.

If you sign up for an individual session, you are expected to show up and come prepared with your questions. Since this is highly sought after service, you can sign up for only one session at a time. If you cannot come for some reason after signing up, please contact us at dualcareer rug.nl as soon as possible. This way we can free up the opportunity for other interested candidates.

About the trainer:

Lianne Scholtissen is the founder of Queenfishers, a recruiting company where the whole team cares about people, careers and the perfect match, with always a focus on potential! As a job marketeer, trainer, recruiter and job hunter, Lianne is a proper connector. She has a genuine interest in people and organizations. She knows exactly how to place the right person in the right place with energy and passion for her clients.

Date, time and location

This workshop has yet to be scheduled. If you are interested in this workshop, you can send an e-mail to dualcareer@rug.nl in which you express your interest.

Onlanden walking experience

Onlanden walking experience 2023

DCS invites our members and their family including children to join our leasure walk event up to 4,5 km in Onlanden, one of the most easily accessible nature reserves from the city of Groningen. Located at the border of Drenthe and Groningen, it is most popular byits watchtowers, many marsh birds, otters and other grazing animals.

Not long ago, the nature reserve was set up for water storage against the excessive flooding and today, not only it has developed into a beautiful nature reserve covering more than 2500 hectare of land, but also it is one of the most popular places for Groningers to get a breath of fresh air and to walk, cycle, and watch birds.

Date, time and location

How to successfully network

At a certain point during your stay in the Netherlands, you must have heard that networking is key: maybe because you are looking for a new job or you want to climb that corporate ladder. Whatever the reason, networking can still sound pretty daunting and nerve racking for most of us.

Based on her own experience and empowered by lots of discussions with many Dutch colleagues and her mentors, Qing would like to invite you to this workshop addressing following topics:

  • about the misconceptions surrounding networking
  • how to efficiently network (i.e. the right approach and mindset)
  • how to maintain and further develop your network

About the trainer:

As a foreign born national and now a Dutch citizen, Qing Gong settled in the Netherlands more than 10 years ago: first as an international student then as a professional at the University of Groningen. Qing aspires to become a coach for the internationals. Take a look at her website if you'd like to know more.

Date, time and location

This workshop has yet to be scheduled. If you are interested in this workshop, please send an e-mail to dualcareer@rug.nl expressing your interest. You will receive an e-mail when the date for this workshop is known.

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