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Old May 12th 2023, 11:17 pm
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Is difficult for English speakers to find work in The Netherlands? Jobs in the financial services sector.
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What passport do you have?
What sort of job(s) do you want to do?
Where in The Netherlands?
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I have an Irish Passport. The sort of work I would be looking for would be: Investment administrator, Pensions administrator, Cash Management administrator or Finance assistant. I would be looking for work in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven.

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What passport do you have?
What sort of job(s) do you want to do?
Where in The Netherlands?
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Passport is great news. No visa applications.There Specialist agencies who get English speakers placement.
Here are some in no particular order.

https://ec.europa.eu/eures/portal/jv...des=nl&lang=en
https://www.expatica.com/nl/jobs/
https://undutchables.nl/
https://www.stepstone.nl/en/
https://www.iamexpat.nl/career
https://unique.nl/en
It may be sometime in the future, but on 1st October there is a job recruitment fair in Amsterdam https://www.jobfairforinternationals.nl/ Start planning a "vacation" for that weekend.
Maybe make a LinkedIn page.
How easy it will be to get that job will depend on a lot of things.
Good luck with your search.
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Thanks for the info.
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Currently, finding a job is far easier than finding a place to live. There are English speaking roles for experienced finance professionals.

I would suggest sending your CV to Michael Page/Page Personnel who specialise in Finance roles, and Linked In is also your friend as not all companies are happy to pay agency fees to find staff (set up searches to alert you to potential roles). However, you will probably be limited to international companies whose business language is English until you are proficient in Dutch to business level.

https://www.pagepersonnel.nl/en/jobs/finance-assistant

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Hi Red_Wine_Fairy,

Thank you.

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Currently, finding a job is far easier than finding a place to live. There are English speaking roles for experienced finance professionals.

I would suggest sending your CV to Michael Page/Page Personnel who specialise in Finance roles, and Linked In is also your friend as not all companies are happy to pay agency fees to find staff (set up searches to alert you to potential roles). However, you will probably be limited to international companies whose business language is English until you are proficient in Dutch to business level.

https://www.pagepersonnel.nl/en/jobs/finance-assistant
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What is the equivalent of an A Level and Level 4 NVQ Diploma in The Netherlands?

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Hi Canuck, I sent you 2x PMs but I don't know if they got through. Please let me know if not.


Basic overview of Dutch education after leaving school:.

VWO is a Research/Masters degree - 5 years or more (Universiteit, not to be confused with the UK where all higher education facilities are known as Universities)
HBO is a Bachelors degree (3 years at Uni in the UK/4 years here in a 'Hogeschool' or equivalent - also a University by British standards)
MBO 4 is the highest level of non degree education, and equivalent I would say to A level or NVQ 3 or HND. 2(+) years further education
MBO 1- 3 are varying levels of vocational/further education

Nuffic is the official foreign-certificate-grader, but unless you're a super-academic, don't bother. Like many countries, they will compare yours against their national equivalent, then de-grade your qualification's worth so their students have the edge in the job market. Unless you're a researcher, most HR wont care. Measure your qualification only by how interesting it is to a potential employer, and if you're out of your early twenties, your experience is far more interesting to them.

Another difference, in the Netherlands you don't deviate too much from your recent career path, it's not 'normal'. If you worked in Finance, or IT, or Engineering, or Healthcare, then they (HR, who are invariably Dutch through-and-through 30+ blonde women with attitude (occasionally an old bloke, but rarely)) will raise eyebrows if you dare to say your skills are transferable. Too much ambition is not a good thing, like wearing a tie to an interview if you're a guy because their king declared ties redundant....

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Originally Posted by Red_Wine_Fairy
Hi Canuck, I sent you 2x PMs but I don't know if they got through. Please let me know if not.


Basic overview of Dutch education after leaving school:.

VWO is a Research/Masters degree - 5 years or more (Universiteit, not to be confused with the UK where all higher education facilities are known as Universities)
HBO is a Bachelors degree (3 years at Uni in the UK/4 years here in a 'Hogeschool' or equivalent - also a University by British standards)
MBO 4 is the highest level of non degree education, and equivalent I would say to A level or NVQ 3 or HND. 2(+) years further education
MBO 1- 3 are varying levels of vocational/further education

Nuffic is the official foreign-certificate-grader, but unless you're a super-academic, don't bother. Like many countries, they will compare yours against their national equivalent, then de-grade your qualification's worth so their students have the edge in the job market. Unless you're a researcher, most HR wont care. Measure your qualification only by how interesting it is to a potential employer, and if you're out of your early twenties, your experience is far more interesting to them.

Another difference, in the Netherlands you don't deviate too much from your recent career path, it's not 'normal'. If you worked in Finance, or IT, or Engineering, or Healthcare, then they (HR, who are invariably Dutch through-and-through 30+ blonde women with attitude (occasionally an old bloke, but rarely)) will raise eyebrows if you dare to say your skills are transferable. Too much ambition is not a good thing, like wearing a tie to an interview if you're a guy because their king declared ties redundant....
Hi Red_Wine_Fairy,

I received the PMs..I just sent you a PM. Thanks for your help! 👍
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Originally Posted by Red_Wine_Fairy
WO is a Research/Masters degree - 5 years or more (Universiteit, not to be confused with the UK where all higher education facilities are known as Universities)
Tiny correction: WO is the university level, VWO denotes the middle school level (12 ~ 18 yo) that gets you into WO.
WO = Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs
VWO = Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs
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You are correct, thanks SushiFan
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