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Job application training

Improve your motivation letter, CV, and job interview skills

Many people dread applying for jobs. How do you draft your CV in the right manner? How do you write a strong motivation letter? How do you present yourself convincingly and with self-confidence during a job interview? This short training course helps you to expand your job application skills. Participation in the training course, comprising three half-day sessions, is free.


Would you like to apply to a different position within or outside the organization? Would you like help with writing a motivation letter? Would you like advice on composing your CV? After this training course, you will know how to optimally profile yourself through your CV and motivation letter so that you can increase your chances of being invited to an interview. In addition, you will learn how to present yourself well during a job interview.


The training course involves a combination of theory and practice. In the first two sessions, we will delve into the theory: preparing an application, a good motivation letter, and an inviting CV. After these two sessions, you will write your own motivation letter and compose your own CV based on the tips you have learnt. You will also prepare for a job interview. You will hold this practice interview during the third session.

To prepare for the practice interview, you must send your motivation letter and CV for the position for which you would like to apply to the trainer. It does not matter whether the vacancy is still open or in the right location. What matters is that the content of the vacancy appeals to you and that you would actually like to apply for it.

Participants are able to choose between two timeslots for their practice interviews. The group is therefore split up for the third session. The division of the group will be decided during the first or second session.


Participants value the following aspects of this training course:
the practice interview
the vacancy analysis
tips for a good CV and convincing motivation letter
describing your own qualities and being able to provide good practical examples
tips on applying for jobs in the Netherlands

Participants have said the following about the training course:
‘The useful tools that were offered to me during the training course, together with the exercises, have given me more self-confidence in the application process.’
‘A lot of practical tips and guidance on drafting a good CV and motivation letter.’

More information

Dates and times

This training programme has yet to be scheduled. If you are interested in this training, you can send an email to w2w in which you express your interest. You will then receive an email when the date for this training is known.


Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen


UG staff members

Group size

Max. 8


Dutch and English


Participation in the training course is free


Silvia Huisman

More information

Silvia Huisman, jobcoach Werk naar Werk w2w

You do not need to ask your manager for permission to participate in this training course.

Note that there is no English spoken training scheduled at this time. You can only register for the Dutch training.

Last modified:08 August 2022 12.02 p.m.
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