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.

“The sessions with Talent4NL really made a difference! They were tailored to my needs and goals, and the perspective was always practical. Within two months after the last session, I was offered a project officer position at an NGO, exactly what I envisioned at the beginning of my career coaching with Talent4NL”

Student individual coaching sessions, Finland

“The coaching sessions were energetic, creative and tailored to your every need. After three intense sessions I left inspired with loads of new ideas on how to excel at networking, identify the key aspects that employers are looking for, and how to prepare for job applications and interviews.”

Student summer school coaching sessions Life Sciences

“A very positive experience which made a good match with my expectations. I would recommend it to anyone who is stuck somewhere in the process of “vision->jugdement->decision making”, as well as to someone who has gone through it all and searches for practical solutions for well-defined problems. The approach of the coach is highly personal, so anyone can make his/her own best out of it!”

Student summer school coaching sessions Life Sciences

“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. I feel that I have gained confidence, clarity and more certainty when it comes to my future career aspirations and I now understand more about the process of how to achieve these goals in the future.”

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.”

student summer school coaching sessions Life Sciences

“I believe even very experienced employees with higher degrees can find something useful in the coaching sessions. Hiring is a dynamic process which will have different elements in every age and era, so I think people need coaching no matter what their age or level of experience is. On my part, the sessions were definitely eye-opener. It also allowed me to self-reflect and work on my weaker sides”

student summer school coaching sessions Life sciences


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.

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!

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.

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.  More information 

Roos Nieuwenhuis

Roos Nieuwenhuis

Maggy Ovaa

Maggy Ovaa


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Kick-start your career in the Netherlands during Utrecht Summer School 2019

Talent4NL offers a unique opportunity to prepare for the start of your career in the Netherlands during an intensive one-week summer course offered in July and August 2019. As an international graduate, finding a job in the Netherlands can be challenging so preparation is key! Our summer course covers all aspects of job orientation, networking, personal branding and application skills and contributes to a successful start of your career in the Netherlands!

The updated course information will be added October 2018, registration opens November 2018!

Kick-start your career in the Netherlands, July & August 2019


More information coming soon!

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Maggy Ovaa

+31 6 20 29 72 10

Roos Nieuwenhuis

+31 6 18 74 76 89