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Understand the Dutch education system

The Dutch education system is quite complicated and requires some preparation if you’re coming from another country. This blog will allow you to have an overview of the Dutch schooling system specificities as an expat moving to the Netherlands. As overwhelming as the system may seem, the Netherlands is ranked as the 2nd best education system in Europe and that welcomes 82 000 foreign students every year.

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What to remove from social media before applying for a job?

Social media often reflect how we are as individuals and nowadays it is fairly easy to find information about a person online. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 70 per cent of employers will have a look at your profiles on social media before inviting you for an interview or hiring you. This number shows the importance of managing the content you share with friends on various platforms.

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How to manage career and parents’ life in the Netherlands?

Building a family is always something that drastically changes your life, not only on the personal side but also on the professional one. It can be challenging sometimes to understand all your rights as an employee and future parent. So, if you are a mother or father to be in the Netherlands, you might want to know career and parents’ life in the Netherlands, what are your maternity or paternity rights, when to tell your employer about it and even the impact a baby can have on your career.

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King’s Day

 What 16.8 million in population and is coated in orange? Why the Netherlands of course! The history of King’s Day might have strated quite recently (130 years) but it is a fascinating one. The day changes according to the birthday of the current King or Queen, and in 2014 for the first time ever, Queen’s day turned into King’s day, and it will stay like this until King Willem-Alexander’s daughter (Catharina-Amalia) claims the throne. We’re going to cover a bit more about the history and what you can expect this coming Koningsdag.

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