Time to unlock your creativity?
By Margaret Graham.
Bestselling author and creative writing tutor. Writer in Residence Yeovil, UK.
Looking for a job in the Netherlands? Wondering how to approach the Dutch labor market? Exploring how to keep your career attractive while living abroad? Here are some answers and tips for you!
Well-Deserved and Well-Funded
Dutch pensions are funded in three tiers. At age 65, every Dutch citizen is entitled to basic AOW, an acronym which stands for Algemene Ouderdomswet or General Pensions Act, but has come to be a shorthand for retirement pay.
Balancing Work and Leisure
Dutch productivity per hour is among the highest in the world, but due to the low number of working hours, Dutch productivity per work year is less impressive.
What to do with your redundancy package
Right now, in the midst of the financial crisis, many companies will need to let go of (some) of their staff members. Should you lose your job in the Netherlands, you could be entitled to financial compensation from your employer.
How to find a job and where to look
English is the working language of many commercial organisations in the Netherlands. For most international and multi-national companies it is more important to be able to speak fluent English than to speak Dutch.