Sign in to join the discussion or ask one of our experts another question.


Getting a job before living in Amsterdam?


hziegelbauer's picture
By hziegelbauer - Posted on
05 November 2013
What is the best way to find a job before you move to Amsterdam when still living in the states? Is there a process to it all? I've never had to find a job outside of even the state I live in... So looking for work outside of the country leaves me a little clueless. Any info would be helpful? Thanks Heather Z
Xavier's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 16 weeks ago
Joined: 01/08/2013

Living in:
Cape Town

From:
Johannesburg

Xavier's Website
Hi Heather

Moving overseas is pretty difficult, even for people who've done it a lot and, should you be successful, you will probably be tired of processes for a while. So, in short, there is a process and you should be prepared for it to take time, and for it to be frustrating. 

The first step I'd recommend is to read as much as you can. For a start have a look at our guides to the Netherlands and Amsteram, especially our Working in Amsterdam, Working in the Netherlands and Work Permits for the Netherlands pages. 

Before looking for actual jobs, have a look at official Dutch government websites. A good starting place would be the website for your closest Dutch consulate or embassy, and see the official requirements for yourself. Also, have a look at the US state department's section on the Netherlands.

Once you have more of an idea of what's required, you can search for job recruitment sites and the like.

Have a look at the pages I recommended, they'll give more specific advice and let me know if you need anything else.

Best of luck!

Xavier




Your rating: None Average: 5 (3 votes)

Post new comment

Please only respond to the original question. If you have a new question, click here
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.

Comment Note

If you are not logged in, your comment will first be moderated before showing up on the page. Thanks for being patient. Please don't resubmit your comment when you don't see it appear immediately.

If you browser seems to hang when submitting a comment, please click here and reload the main Q and A Forum Page.

Read more posts about The Netherlands

Search Expat Arrivals

Become our local expat expert for your area!

Become our local expat expert for your area! We are looking for contributors to help make this the ultimate guide for expats. Get in touch if you can provide useful info on your city or answer forum questions from new expats.
Find out more.

Got a question about your new country?

X
Login with your Facebook account (Recommended)
, after login or registration your account will be connected.