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THE INTERVIEW PROCESS • Once you’ve set yourself up with your preferred agencies and the enquiries begin, prepare yourself for interviews. • Avoid using jargon or colloquial expressions. Be well-presented, enthusiastic and well-informed. • Research the company in advance. Self-preparation is equally important. • Always attend an interview with a list of relevant questions. • When you receive a job offer that fully matches your expectations, your agent will help you to assess the various aspects of the offer (salary level, benefits, career development, etc.). • Allow yourself two or three days to consider all of the angles.

• The Dutch are tuned into working with foreign nationals -- be reassured that your new co-workers will be supportive of their new ‘international’ colleague. • Make an effort to learn some Dutch – it will pay off in the long run. WORKING CULTURE • Work life and home life are kept separate. • Office hours are strictly observed. • Newcomers are often surprised by the informal working relationships, horizontal management and frequent meetings. • Colleagues often lunch together at the canteen. • Flexible working is common, particularly for families with children.

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