A GREAT CV
A recruiter spends only about 7 seconds to read your CV and to decide if it's worth the time to have a look at your Cover Letter or if your application gets rejected. Does your CV pass the test? Together we will build a strong CV that shows why you are the right candidate for the job while being honest and authentic.
A CONVINCING COVER LETTER
A Cover Letter is not only a great way to express your motivation and interest for the job. You can also use it to emphasize aspects of you not mentioned in your CV. It can make the difference between a good and a great application. Together we will write a Cover Letter that is tailored to your personality, skills and abilities and at the same time highlights your motivation for the job you're applying to.
A POWERFUL LINKEDIN PROFILE
LinkedIn is a great way to connect with people, manage your professional reputation and build your network. With a great LinkedIn profile you cannot only search and apply for jobs but you will also be found by headhunters and recruiters looking for new talent. Together we create a profile that highlights who you are, what is important to you and what you want to achieve - in short: we create your personal brand.
You're there! You landed an interview for your dream job. Together we make sure that you're able to show yourself from your best side while being honest and authentic - because that is the person the company wants to hire! We practice interview situations to ensure that you are prepared for the tricky questions and possible traps. We also explore strategies to manage interview anxiety and stay more comfortable during interview situations.
If you want to be happy at your work it is crucial that you find a job that fits your personality, skills and interests and that is aligned with your values and beliefs. It can be overwhelming if you don't know where to start or where to go. That is why we start with looking at your current situation and then define how an ideal job would look like. Together we create an action plan with clearly defined steps that will bring you closer to your goal.
YOUR STRENGTHS AND TALENTS
You as a person are unique! This mix of personality, skills, interests and experience exists only once in this world and it is something you should be proud of! It is important that you show yourself not only when you are invited to an interview but all this should also be part of your CV, LinkedIn profile and Cover Letter. Together we make sure that you are aware of your key strengths and talents and show this in a consistent way throughout the whole process and feel more confident about it.
BRIDGE THE GAP
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" (John Lennon). Did you take time off work to raise your children, adapt to a new country and situation or is it just hard to find the next opportunity in your field of expertise? A gap in employment can be a red flag for the next employer, so it is important to build a bridge between your current situation and the next job. Together we will work on strategies to fill the gap and to bring you closer to your next career step.
Wherever we go we take our culture, our beliefs and our values with us. Being aware of cultural differences in your job search is one key to success - what might be polite in one country is seen as not direct enough or not tough enough in another. As an expat myself in both countries I have learnt how to do things the "Dutch- and the German way" and and can help you to learn the Dos and Don'ts when applying for a job or working in the Netherlands or Germany.
DEALING WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY
The process of job searching can be long, hard and sometimes overwhelming! It takes time, effort and also a little luck. All this doesn't happen over night - no matter how hard you wish it would. And if you are low on energy and stressed out it often means that you will not show yourself in the best possible way during interview situations, networking events or even in your Cover Letter. I can help you learn to deal with stress, anxiety and frustration and feel more relaxed during the job hunt.