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Ghosting Candidates: A spooky phenomenon

With Halloween coming up, we want to address one of the spookiest situations every recruiter faces: Ghosting candidates. *Insert thunder and lightning scene here* This happens to us every now and then, and it’s something which you, yes you reading this considering to apply for that role in Amsterdam, must promise never to do!

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Autumn in the Netherlands!

Get on your chunky sweaters, big boots, and thick as blanket scarves- Autumn is here! Leaves are changing their color, and the advertisements of freshly baked appeltaart and cold medicine are everywhere you look. Fall is the perfect time to play tourist in the Netherlands. Lines are much shorter at amusement parks or attractions, and things seem to slow down and you can take time to smell the spices. Here are some great activities which you can do during this wonderful season.

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Welcome to the new website!

Welcome to Abroad Experience!

Hello one and all, and welcome to the new and improved Abroad Experience website! Through extensive collaboration, we have put together a site of which each of us on the AE team can be proud. We hope to offer you a valuable tool and resource for information regarding your job search and employment needs. 

In our lineup of new features, this entry marks the first in what will become a regularly updated blog on subjects ranging from Dutch insurance to writing the perfect motivation letter.

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(Bank) Holidays / Days off

AMSTERDAM – APRIL 27: Amsterdam canals full of boats and people in orange during the celebration of Kings Day

While working on an agency contract, if you take a day off or go on holiday you must fill out 0 (zero) hours on your timesheet. Also, if you have a day off due to a Public Holiday you must fill out 0 (zero) hours. The hours will be paid out from the reservations, as explained during the contract signing and shown on your pay-slip. Recognized Dutch Public Holidays are: New Year’s Day, Easter Monday, King’s Day, Ascension Day, Pentecost Monday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. International companies with their HQ in the Netherlands might decide not to close on some of the Dutch Public Holidays as they support international clients. Should you be asked to work, you will receive compensation according to the hirer’s regulations

Please note that if a Public Holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there is no compensation for it on the following Monday.

For Public Holidays and other special days in The Netherlands,  see below a list for 2017 and 2018:

2017 Sunday, January 1 New year’s Day Friday, April 14 Good Friday (not an official public holiday) Sunday, April 16 Easter Day Monday, April 17 Easter Monday Saturday, April 27 King’s Day Thursday, May 25 Ascension Day Sunday, June 4 Pentecost Sunday (Whitsunday) Monday, June 5 Pentecost Monday (Whitmonday) Tuesday, December 5 Sinterklaas (not an official public holiday) Monday, December 25 Christmas Day Tuesday. December 26 Second day of Christmas (2e Kerstdag) Sunday, December 31 New Years Eve (not an official public holiday)     2018 – Official National Holidays Monday. January 1 New Years Day Sunday, April 1 Easter Day Monday, April 2 Easter Monday Friday, April 27 King’s Day Thursday , May 10 Ascension Day Sunday, May 20 White Sunday Monday, May 21 White Monday Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day Wednesday, December 26 Second day of Christmas (2e Kerstdag)                

 

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