Talent4NL provides personalised job hunting support for international talent to be more successful in the start of their professional career in the Netherlands.

  • Do you know what it takes to be successful on your job applications in the Netherlands?
  • Can you present your career ambitions in a three-sentence pitch to a potential Dutch employer?
  • Do you know how to prepare for an upcoming job interview in the Netherlands?
  • Do you want to explore opportunities to build and activate your network in the Netherlands?
  • Do you know how to negotiate a job offer and what to expect of the fringe benefits and terms of employment?

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 job hunting support 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.


We know what it is like for international talents start a career in the Netherlands. For this reason, Talent4NL helps international talents succeed on the Dutch job market. Our job hunting support covers all the typical steps in the job search with a focus on the personal and intercultural development.

Based on our experiences and input from many international talents, we have worked with, we have designed a job hunting support programme that covers the most important aspects of finding a job in the Netherlands. The coaching is personalised and in-depth with a focus on your personal development, personal competence and skills and has a practical approach to gain insight in the Dutch job market and working culture.

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Talent4NL offers group workshops 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!


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 here for you!


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

Through our intensive job hunting support Talent4NL gets to know the ambitions and skills of a large number of international talents with various backgrounds and native languages. 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 an integration in your organization.

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

About us

At Talent4NL we understand the struggles that international talents 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 job hunting support for international talent to increase their chances on the Dutch job market and assists employers to attract and retain international talent.


Roos Nieuwenhuis

Roos Nieuwenhuis


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


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.

International advisory board

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

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Maggy Ovaa

+31 6 20 29 72 10

Roos Nieuwenhuis

+31 6 18 74 76 89