Working in Holland
Thread poster: ItalianLinguist
ItalianLinguist
Italy
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English to Italian
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Nov 22, 2005

Good morning translators!

I am planning to move to the NL due to the main fact that my partner's sister is facing a very strong therapy in Rotterdam...

A change for me is not going to be a problem as I can virtually work from everywhere, but for my partner – an information security expert, bilingual (EN/IT) - it is quite different. He has a very impressive CV - worked with all main IT companies in Italy and abroad – but doesn’t speak any Dutch. He had many interviews but always with no success because, he was told, he doesn't know (enough)the language although he is learning it and very fast.

I tried with many head-hunters, and had a positive feedback, but the whole process takes ages. I also emailed to relocation experts but still...

Could you, please, give me few suggestions about where to send his CV?I am looking for something different from Monster.nl, etc.

Do you know if there are industries or realities looking for an IT security manager? It seems the more one is skilled the more it is difficult to find a right place to fit in.

I hope someone can help us as the situation is starting to be very difficult to deal with.

Sorry if I bother you somehow.

Have a wonderful (working!) day!

Ciao


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Tineke Pockelé  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 09:11
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Undutchables Nov 22, 2005

You could have a look at this site: www.undutchables.nl
I hope you will find some usefull information there.
Good luck!


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Marijke Singer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:11
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Open application Nov 22, 2005

Have him send an open application to the top IT companies in the Netherlands:
PinkRoccade (Getronics)
CMG
And the banks

Most of these companies will have English as their working language and usually cannot find qualified staff. He might have to consider taking a contract job at first.


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Marjon van den Bosch  Identity Verified
United States
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Try www.expatica.com Nov 22, 2005

Hi,

Do check out www.expatica.com. You can sign up for their daily (in English) e-newsletter, which is always loaded with job ads.

Good luck!

Marjon

Could you, please, give me few suggestions about where to send his CV?I am looking for something different from Monster.nl, etc.


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flavie99
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uitzendbureau Feb 20, 2006

He could also try "Unique uitzendburo" they're specialized in foreign people looking for a job in the Netherlands.
I know there's one in Utrecht where I got really nicely helped, tel. is 030 232 4300. But there's also one in Den Haag, in Amsterdam...
You need to ask for the people specialized in foreign recruitment, or something like that.

Good luck,


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Davi
English
Hello Apr 14, 2006

Hello! Im David, im a portguese living in the noord of Holland.
Since i moved in, i had some experience that is based on negative responses. Since i am a European Citizen, i hoped that would be easyer for me to get a job, but the true thing is that, that isnt so mutch helpfull, because im starting to belive that nobody wants a foreigner.

I tried some Temporary Agencies like MAN POWER, ZEBRA and others, and i received all negative responses.

They said the main problem is that i dont speack dutch, well, that is compreensive for my point of view. What is no compreensive, is the fact, that some of this agencies dont give us 1 chance to prove yourselves to the vacancy.

But, here i think that i can find some help, and i can find also some others quite usefull information.

Thks

David


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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
Belgium
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Just a question Apr 14, 2006

Davi wrote:

Hello! Im David, im a portguese living in the noord of Holland.
Since i moved in, i had some experience that is based on negative responses. Since i am a European Citizen, i hoped that would be easyer for me to get a job, but the true thing is that, that isnt so mutch helpfull, because im starting to belive that nobody wants a foreigner.

I tried some Temporary Agencies like MAN POWER, ZEBRA and others, and i received all negative responses.

They said the main problem is that i dont speack dutch, well, that is compreensive for my point of view. What is no compreensive, is the fact, that some of this agencies dont give us 1 chance to prove yourselves to the vacancy.

But, here i think that i can find some help, and i can find also some others quite usefull information.

Thks

David


Hi Davi,

Would you care telling a bit about yourself?
Are you actually a translator or interpreter? Your profile page doesn't mention anything...

Just a reminder: this is a Dutch forum for translators and interpreters, not really a forum where everyone can obtain information about e.g. work.

Good luck,

Evert Deloof-Sys
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