Workshops by EUR Career Services

Current facets (Pre-Master)

Application letter & CV

This workshop will give you practical tips to write an excellent application letter and CV!

The workshop is about  how to apply for a job. You have to "sell" yourself, but how do you do that? In this workshop you'll get a close look at that. For example your CV is not just a list of all your activities, work history and education. You should consider it a marketing instrument that has to sell you. So how you can transform your list of activities to a sales document is what you'll learn in this workshop. For non-Dutch speaking students: the Europass CV is for this reason not a suitable CV for the Dutch (labour) market.

The following subjects will be addressed:                                                                                 

• The theory how to apply for a job
• Sample CV
• Job analysis: a structure that helps you to analyse a vacancy
• Structure of an application letter                    

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Job interview preparation

This workshop will give you tools to make the most out of your future job interviews!

This workshop is intended for those who want to be able to conduct an effective job interview. The aim is to help you present yourself– for the company/organisation or sector in which you want to work (in the Netherlands). The workshop will give you plenty of opportunities to provide your own input and to practice.

The following subjects will be addressed:

• Preparing for the job interview
• The job interview procedure
• Answering commonly asked interview questions (including the STAR method)
• Practising interview questions & receiving feedback

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LinkedIn - basics

Having an up-to-date LinkedIn profile is a must for everyone looking for a job. Learn how to attract the attention of potential employers with your digital resume, and create a LinkedIn profile from scratch.

• Did you know that an increasing number of companies first use LinkedIn to recruit new employees, before they actually post their vacancy? 
• Did you know that your online media presence is becoming more and more important? 
• Do you want to learn how to present yourself in a successful manner on LinkedIn? 
• Do you need practical tips on how to optimise your (current) profile? 
• Curious on how your profile can help you land your dream job? 

This workshop will give you insights into how to make your LinkedIn profile look more professional!

Your benefits:
After the workshop you’ll know:
• The do’s and don’ts of a professional looking LinkedIn profile
• The 10 most important elements of an optimized LinkedIn profile
• How to attract the attention of recruiters or HR
• How to enhance your chances in your job search

Obviously, there is also time to discuss your own questions and LinkedIn profile. 

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LinkedIn - advanced

You have LinkedIn profile. Now what? In this workshop you'll learn how you can use LinkedIn in an advanced way in your job search.

Did you know that an increasing number of companies first use LinkedIn to recruit new employees, before they actually post their vacancy? 
• Do you already have a LinkedIn profile, but want to attract more viewers?
• Do you need some inspiration for a catchy headline and summary on LinkedIn? 
• Do you want to use your LinkedIn in an advanced way for networking purposes?

This workshop will give you insights into how to use your LinkedIn profile more professionally!

After the workshop you’ll know:
• The do’s and don’ts of a professional looking LinkedIn profile.
• How to get the most out of the free version of LinkedIn.
• How to post interesting articles to attract more views and comments.
• How to attract the attention of recruiters or HR.
• How to enhance your chances in your job search.

Obviously, there is also time to discuss your own questions and LinkedIn profile. 

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Effective job search strategies

This workshop will give you insight in how to make your job hunting in the Netherlands more successful!

In this informative workshop you will get insight in the hidden job market and how to get access to it. You will learn about various strategies and techniques that are important within the job market. The bottom line is, don’t focus too much on vacancy sites but create and follow your own path! 

The following subjects will be addressed:                                             

• The process how to find a job & the hidden job market
• Effective job search strategies

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Survival kit for internationals

Are you a little overwhelmed by all the legal requirements you are confronted with as an international starting a job the Netherlands? No idea what to expect on your first day at work, and how to deal with your new Dutch colleagues and business partners?

This interactive workshop aims at helping you prepare for a successful start of your career in the Netherlands.

The following subjects will be addressed: 
   
• Dutch business culture
• Intercultural skills in the Dutch workplace
• Things to arrange when starting a job (including healthcare insurance, healthcare allowance and income tax)
• Rules and regulations for non-EU nationals (including the orientation year)

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Study Switch 

Not sure about the bachelor’s or master’s you’ve chosen? Attend this study switch workshop and make an informed choice!

Come to the workshop and give yourself three hours to explore whether you’ve chosen the right programme or whether you should choose a new study (bachelor/master). You will gain a better insight in your interests (amongst others via an occupational interest test) which will help you in the process of making the choice. An outcome could be that you will continue in your chosen degree programme, or that you will opt for additional individual guidance.


The following subjects will be addressed:
  
• What are your pitfalls?
• How do you make choices?
• You’ll draft an action plan: what do you still need to do in order to definitively choose a study?

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Networking

This workshop will give you insight and tools to use networking, a successful job application strategy!

This workshop is intended for those who want to know more about networking. The aim is to help you gain more insight in what networking is and how you can use it effectively during your job search. During the workshop we will give you the opportunity to provide your own input.

The following subjects will be addressed:

• The art of networking
• Using networking as a strategy during your job search
• How to build your own network
• Preparing for a network conversation

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Transferable skills

The labor market and the workplace changes rapidly. Next to keeping up to date with your professional knowledge, it is also important to keep your skills future proof.

Employers universally seek skills like creativity, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and (intercultural) communication, to mention some. These can be important factors in a job interview. This demonstrates the importance of skills, whether these are hard, soft, 21st century or transferable.How future proof are your skills? During this workshop, you’ll in the first place discover the skills you already possess (you’ll probably discover more skills than you can sum up now!). Secondly, you’ll get tips and tricks how to develop these to make and keep them future proof.

Don’t forget to bring your CV to the workshop.

The following subjects will be addressed:
• The changing labour market
• Insight in the different sets of skills: 21st century skills, transferable skills, hard/soft skills
• You’ll practice two assignments that help you to discover your skills

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Masterkeuze

Heel de dag door maak je keuzes. Zo kies je of je havermout of brood eet als ontbijt, wat je aantrekt, welke vakken je volgt, hoe je naar de universiteit fietst en hoe laat je naar bed gaat. Dit zijn alledaagse dingen waarover je besluit. Bewust en onbewust. Hoe ga je nu om met je masterkeuze?

In deze workshop word je op weg geholpen bij het maken van je masterkeuze. Het is ook mogelijk dat je tot de conclusie komt dat je (nog) helemaal geen masterkeuze wilt maken. Dat is ok! Wat je keuze ook is, het is belangrijk dat je er actief mee bezig bent en een gefundeerde, bewuste keuze maakt. Tijdens deze workshop krijg je inzicht in de fases van het keuzeproces en jouw eigen stijl van keuzes maken; ben jij een impulsieve, een rationele, een uitstellende of een intuïtieve kiezer?

Je interesses, motivaties en kwaliteiten geven richting aan een passende masterkeuze. Daarom ga je deze onderzoeken d.m.v. een test en verschillende oefeningen. Ook kijk je vooruit naar het beroeps- en werkveld waar je interesse naar uit gaat.

De workshop bestaat uit twee delen. Het zijn actieve workshops, waarvoor je zowel vooraf als tussen de twee delen huiswerk krijgt om actief op zoek te gaan naar informatie voor je (master)keuze.
 

Programma:

Aan de orde komen de volgende onderdelen

  • Fases in het keuze proces
  • Wat is jouw stijl van keuzes maken
  • Onderzoeken van je interesses, kwaliteiten en motivaties
  • Oriënteren op mogelijke masters en beroepen
  • Maken actieplan
  • Huiswerk

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Note:

  • Workshops are free of charge for students and alumni up to one year after graduation
  • No intake is necessary to take part in any of our workshops 
  • There are separate workshops for Dutch speaking and non-Dutch speaking students
  • The workshops are organised by Career Services of EUR
  • Please read these terms and conditions carefully before booking any courses