Talent4NL provides personalised training and career coaching to international recent graduates from Dutch universities to be more successful in the start of their professional career in the Netherlands.

  • Have you been successful on your job applications?
  • Can you present your career ambitions in a three-sentence pitch?
  • Do you know how to prepare for an upcoming job interview?
  • Do you see opportunities to build and activate your network in the Netherlands?
  • Do you know how to negotiate a job offer

If you answer “NO” to one of these questions let us help you increase your possibilities on finding your dream job in the Netherlands!

We offer tailor-made cross cultural career training and coaching to gain the skills and competence you need to enter the Dutch job market successfully.

Based on your background and experience, we design an individual career development plan that will help you improve your chances on finding your next professional challenge.

We are experts in higher education and we believe in the value of internationalisation. We possess a broad network of employers in the country who are in need of international talent to complete their workforce.

4Students

We know what it is like for international recent graduates to start a career in the Netherlands. For this reason, Talent4NL helps students succeed on the Dutch job market in which professional development is achieve through different areas in the personal and intercultural development process.

Based on our experiences and input from many international graduates, we have worked with, we have designed a training and career coaching plan that covers the most important aspects of finding a job in the Netherlands. The group training covers personal branding, career ambitions, networking,  and application skills. We also provide insight to the Dutch job market and working culture.

The coaching is personalised and in-depth as we focus more on your personal development, personal competence and skills.

“The sessions with Talent4NL really made a difference! They were tailored to my needs and goals, and the perspective was always practical (…)

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“The coaching sessions were energetic, creative and tailored to your every need (…)

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“A very positive experience which made a good match with my expectations (…)

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“The Talent4NL Intercultural Career Coaching sessions provided me with invaluable insight into the Dutch employment process as well as the cultural differences from my background that I need to take into consideration (…)

Student summer school coaching sessions Life Sciences

“During the sessions it was really helpful to analyse the work values and skills, since it will help me develop a more accurate self-description for the CV and the LinkedIn profile, as well as in the interviews (…)

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“I believe even very experienced employees with higher degrees can find something useful in the coaching sessions (…)

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Open training

Talent4NL offers group workshops and summer school courses for international recent graduates.

We focus on personal branding, career strategies, the Dutch job market, and the local working culture. Furthermore, we can help you on the application procedures and interviews.

For an optimal preparation of your career search, we encourage you to take a look at our offer.

We hope to see you soon in one of our training opportunities!

Cross-cultural career coaching

We can design an individual one-on-one coaching programme based on your career ambitions and goals.

We always start with an intake to get to know each other and learn more about your situation and your career orientation. Based on your orientation phase and your ambitions and needs we will suggest a career orientation plan designed for your unique situation.

Additionally we offer continuous application and interview coaching. If you have questions or need some advise about certain vacancies and applications or if you have an interview coming up we are there for you!

Student experiences in the Netherlands

4Employers

Do you believe in the quality and added value of divers, international teams?

Do you have a vacancy and are you ready to hire an international young professional?

Through the intensive coaching programme, Talent4NL gets to know the ambitions and talents of the international graduates. Therefore we can match the right candidate with the available position. Through coaching on the job of the candidate we enable a soft landing in the job.

Interested and you would like to know more about our services?

About us

At Talent4NL we understand the struggles that international graduates face when searching for a job in a foreign country, like in the Netherlands. As experts in international talent and international higher education,  we believe in global competition and internationalisation as a driver for quality and innovation. Our  experience has led us to determine the skills, expectations of the Dutch labour market, and the added value of international graduates that makes them more appealing for employers.

Talent4NL offers cross-cultural career coaching for international graduates to increase their chances on the Dutch job market and assists employers to attract and retain international talent.

Co-founders

Roos Nieuwenhuis

Roos Nieuwenhuis

Co-founder

Roos has worked at various Dutch universities for more than 12 years. International programme’s and international relations have always been the core of her work and interest. Roos is a strong communicator and values personal interactions. With Talent4NL she would like to contribute to closing the gap between internationals and Dutch employers.

Maggy Ovaa

Maggy Ovaa

Co-founder

Maggy has almost 20 years of experience in Internationalization of Higher Education in different roles. She started as a student mobility advisor, worked as Head of the International Office and as strategic policy advisor. She has extensive experience with coaching of international employees and staff and she is a believer in the quality of diverse, international teams.

Student advisory board

The Talent4NL student advisory board members advise in the development of new tools and products and are ambassadors of Talent4NL at their faculty / institution.

Click here to know more about the student advisory board

Our partners

News & Events

Talent4NL in the Dutch media

In the newspapers

Academia Is the Alternative Career Path

Why pretend otherwise

Mark Humphries, Medium July 2018

On Television

Contact us

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For general inquiries:

Info@talent4NL.com

Maggy Ovaa

Maggy@talent4NL.com
+31 6 20 29 72 10

Roos Nieuwenhuis

Roos@talent4NL.com
+31 6 18 74 76 89