to Mar 1

Navigating the Dutch Job Market - CV Workshop & Personal Branding

So. You've arrived in the Netherlands from abroad and you're excited about building a future here. Whether it's for a few years or for "staysies".

You've started applying for jobs but somehow you find yourself lost in the jungle that is called "The Dutch Job Market". You know how to write a cover letter and make a resume but you're not getting the response you would like, which is getting invited for an interview. Not to mention your Dutch is not stellar ; so you'll need to differentiate yourself. How do you do that?

Perhaps your situation is different. Maybe you've already been working here as an expat but you want to switch jobs and it has been a while that you've looked for a new "challenge". Maybe it's time to look for the next step in your career outside your company.

Whatever your specific situation is... let us help you make the next step!

Expat Republic in cooperation with Edith Veerhoek are offering you an awesome masterclass in wich you'll learn about the Dutch job market and how the recruitment process works, plus how to beat the system! You'll also learn how to write a resume with which you will stand out and as a bonus you'll get an explanation on how to update your LinkedIn profile. 

Edith Veerhoek is a coach and a trainer for those seeking new opportunities, personal branding and LinkedIn (amongst other subjects). her clients have been both national and international and she has helped hundreds of people find jobs both in The Netherlands or abroad. Her success rate is 81.5% in helping her clients find their next opportunity

Start 2018 with fresh energy to spice up your career and enroll yourself in our masterclass! What are you waiting for?

Details of the event:

Location of the event: CIC Rotterdam (Right next to central station), in the Groot Handelsgebouw , 
Kaleidoscope room
Date & Time: Feb 28th @ 19:30

Format: Seminar / Workshop



View Event →
5:00 PM17:00

Open House

Join us for an Open House Celebration! We'll be expanding upon the regular Venture Café  program with extra food, drinks, and some entertainment in our new space. All are welcome! More details on time and RSVP to follow.

View Event →

7:00 PM19:00

Female Ventures

On February 13th, Female Ventures Rotterdam will host their next event in the entrepreneurial setting of CIC Rotterdam.

Two female speakers will share their story and challenges with you and together we will support each other by connecting and learning from each other. Speakers to be announced.

Invitation for whom?

All ambitious women who want to grow (further) professionally and wnat to help others grow, are welcome. Whether you have a long track record at a large corporate, whether you are a student, an entrepreneur since long or just starting. Young, young of mind, experienced or less experienced. Men are most welcome

View Event →
6:00 PM18:00

CIC Impact Report Release

Join us from 18:00 - 19:00 during the Venture Café Thursday gathering in the Café area for a breakout session to share the results of our first year's impact report, followed by a ribbon cutting and sneak peek of the first 1.000 m2 of our new space. We will be joined by Vice Mayor Maarten Struijvenberg.  

View Event →
5:00 PM17:00

Venture Lab Closing Celebration & New Year's Drinks

On Thursday January 11th from 17:00-20:00, join Firmhouse & Cambridge Innovation Center to celebrate the grand finale of their 3-month intensive Venture Lab Program. This program brings motivated and aspiring entrepreneurs together in a creative and open environment to collaborate with the goal of creating promising startups! For this program, Firmhouse selected 6 highly talented makers and innovators who have built businesses and products from nothing in a very short amount of time. Join us as we celebrate these achievements & ring in the new year with some #inspirational content! 

View Event →
6:30 PM18:30

The Future of Education


Are universities still needed today? What about tomorrow? Or are they needed more than ever? How? And what are the skills that you need to master tomorrow?

On Thursday December 14th CIC’s own Launchtime Podcast (Nick Kiran & Lorenzo van Galen) will be organizing a live edition during Venture Café in Kriterion (Groothandelsgebouw Rotterdam). This edition will focus on the future of education and will consist of a panel with two amazing speakers; Prof. dr. Bob de Wit (Nyenrode Business Universiteit) and Teodor Cătăniciu (Restart Network) - info below.

About the speakers

Prof. dr. Bob de Wit (Nyenrode Business Universiteit)

Prof. Dr. Bob de Wit is Professor of Strategic Leadership at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and Co-Director of the Center for Strategy. He has (co-) authored 18 books, 49 articles and chapters in books, and 18 cases and teaching notes in the area of strategic management. If that isn’t enough, Prof. Dr. de Wit is also the Director of Strategy Works/Strategy Academy, a member of the Rotterdam Economic Board and a member of the International Advisory Board Rotterdam.

Teodor Cătăniciu (Restart Network)

Teodor is Chairman & Founder at a non-profit called Restart Network. They believe that the son or daughter of a billionaire, and the son or daughter of a Syrian refugee, should have access to the same world-class education. With a tuition-free one year long program they empower refugees, people from low-income and minority backgrounds to start a new life through a career in the tech industry.


How is this free?

We love you too! And thanks to the support of CIC Rotterdam and Venture Café.

How can I reach the venue?

The Groothandelsgebouw / CIC Rotterdam is directly next to Rotterdam Central Station and has a (paid) parking garage underneath the building.


View Event →