Dutch CV

When it comes to a CV, every country has its own style and preferences. Your CV in the Netherlands should be to the point and concise. It should be factual, if possible one page (and not more than two pages long). Dutch employers do like to see that you value your out of work time, so showing leisure activities is also important.

The structure of a Dutch CV is as following:

  • Personal details (address, email etc.)
  • Education (list degrees and certifications, not the results)
  • Work experience (reverse chronological order) and include tasks and responsibilities.
  • Leisure activities/hobbies/civic responsibilities
  • Other factors relevant to position (computer skills, languages, accreditations etc.)

Important is that you send the CV with a cover/motivation letter.  That letter should be clear, professional and showing your honest motivations for the position.

More information can be given at the Expat Center

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