Course | Online Career Week
Online Career Week 8 - 12 November
- Monday 8 November 2021 - Friday 12 November 2021
- Online & on location
Kickstart your Career!
How do you prepare yourself for the next step in your career? The career services of Leiden University are here to help! During the Career Week we offer a full week of workshops to help you get ready for that next step.
Start the week with getting a new LinkedIn/CV photo taken by our professional photographer at Wijnhaven. Have your CV checked or attend a workshop first. Learn how to negotiate your salary and deal with career stress. And for those interested in working at the EU, hear firsthand experiences from trainees and the Head of Politics at the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands.
Sign up for this exciting week now!Register here
|Mon 8 Nov||12.00-14.00||Career Time at Wijnhaven||EN/NL|
|Mon 8 Nov||15.30-17.00||Workshop CV & application letter||EN|
|Tue 9 Nov||10.00-11.00||Workshop: LinkedIn & Netwerk||NL|
|Wed 10 Nov||10.00-11.00||“Workshop Salary Negotiation” by Erwin Hieltjes of Salaristijger||EN|
|Thu 11 Nov||10.00-12.00||Workshop Career Stress||EN|
|Thu 11 Nov||11.00-12.00||Working for the EU – online||EN|
|Thu 11 Nov||15.00-18.00||Working with a disability||EN|
|Fri 12 Nov||11.00-12.00||Working for the EU – online||EN|
|Fri 12 Nov||13.00-15.00||Impact ondernemerschap: Iets voor jou?||NL|
|During the whole week||Career Time online – Verschillende tijdsloten||EN/NL|
Look below for more information per workshop
Are you a student of the faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, Social and Behavioural Sciences or Humanities? And would you like a professional to look at your CV or LinkedIn profile? Come visit Career Time live at Wijnhaven or register for Online Career Time during the Online Career Week and let's discuss your future plans and help you get there!
Live: Visit Wijnhaven on Monday 8 November between 12.00-14.00. Bring a printout of your CV to get feedback and also take the opportunity to get your picture taken by the professional photographer that will be present.
Online: Please register for a 10 minute session to meet a career advisor online. Submit your CV in pdf or add a url to your LinkedIn page. After registration you will be informed on how you will be reached.
Reserve your timeslot for Online Career TimeBook your timeslot for Online Career Time here
Many employers still ask for a Curriculum Vitae and application letter for applications. What should (and should not) be covered in your cv and application letter?
During the first part of this workshop, you will learn about the do’s and don’ts when creating your cv. The second part will cover how to write a letter of application that includes your motivation and suitability for the job you desire will be covered.
Deadline to sign up for this workshop: Friday 5 November 12.00 hrs.
Networking and LinkedIn have become almost inseparable from the job market. You might be invited to a networking event, or you plan to have a cup of coffee with someone from your dream organization. This is where networking skills come in handy. A great way to stay in touch afterward is via LinkedIn. But what is networking? How do you do it? And what are the do’s and don’t’s of LinkedIn? This workshop will help you become more familiar with LinkedIn and how to network both online and offline.
Negotiation is a skill you can learn. Join this workshop to get the most out of your next salary negotiation. You will learn about the negotiation mindset, what you can ask for and how to go about a negotiation in the Netherlands.
Sometimes it feels like everyone around you has finished three internships, two masters and had time left to do volunteer work in the summers. In short, everybody seems to be more prepared than you to start that first job.
Of course this isn’t true, but it can be the source of a stressful feeling. In this workshop we will talk about the origin of the stress and you will learn how to deal better with this pressure. We will also define what your first step can be to start looking for that graduate job, internship or project.
Dealing with economic recovery, climate change, migration and international trade, EU officials work on issues that are high on the political agenda and affect the lives of more than four hundred million citizens.
As an employer, the EU offers a stimulating, dynamic and multicultural workplace, with a wealth of career and training opportunities. Join this event to learn more about a European career and the selection procedure for European officials.
Take this chance to meet Andreas Zenthöfer (Head of Politics at the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands), the EU Careers Ambassador and some trainees at the European Commission or European Parliament to discuss what internships and career opportunities the EU offers and how to successfully apply. Hear from them about their experiences and get useful tips. You can decide to join the live session or participate online.
During the events, we would like to focus more on the personal experiences of our guests. If you are looking for practical information on how to apply, please consult the following websites:
Thursday 11 November, 11.00-12.00, Working for the EU
Friday 12 November, 11.00-12.00, Working for the EU
During this webinar Ctalents, Babbage and SWOM will tell you everything there is to know about applying and working with a disability. An experienced recruiter will share knowledge about the do's and don'ts on the job market, what to expect from employers and their response to your disability, how to “brand” your own disability etc. Also included is how to discover what you need in terms of being happy and successfull in your future job versus how to make it easier on your (future) employer to deal with your disability. Rabobank will be present to share their vision on these topics from the employer point of view.
Carlijn Stolwijk and Sier de Jonge from Studeren & Werken Op Maat (SWOM) will tell you all about the internship desk from SWOM. SWOM assists highly educated Young Professionals with a (functional) disability in finding a suitable job or internship at the level of their educational background. SWOM does this in cooperation with more than 90 organizations such as several ministries, municipalities, but also corporates like Aegon and Unilever
Het aantal huishoudens dat langdurig in armoede leeft neemt toe, de arbeidsparticipatie van mensen met een arbeidsbeperking schommelt al jaren rond de 30% en de plastic soep wordt alleen maar groter. Impact ondernemingen nemen de regie in het oppakken van deze complexe vraagstukken en genereren daarbij ook nog eens financiële waarde. En met succes: de sector heeft laten zien zelfs in economische crises te groeien en banen te creëren. Op Nederlands en Europees niveau worden impact ondernemingen dan ook gezien als belangrijke bron van innovatieve oplossingen voor maatschappelijke problemen. In deze workshop maak je kennis met de wereld van impact ondernemerschap en ontdek je hoe jij op een sociale, innovatieve, zelfstandige én ondernemende manier een maatschappelijke bijdrage kan leveren.
8 - 12 November 2021:
- Working for the EU: something for you?
- Workshop LinkedIn & Netwerken
You can also listen to the workshops via Apple podcasts.
webinars of the previous Online Career Weeks have been recorded. Watch them here:
Recorded webinars 9-13 November:
- Webinar Finding a job that fits
- Webinar Working for the EU, something for you?
- Webinar Developments on the job market by Randstad
- Webinar Hoe vind ik een baan?
- Webinar Working in The Netherlands
- Webinar Working at an NGO
Recorded webinars 8-12 June:
- Webinar From volunteering to a job
- Webinar Q&A with interns
- Webinar An employer’s perspective on job applications
- Maak kennis met het ministerie van Justitie en Veiligheid: Presentatie en het introductiedossier dat is besproken
Recorded webinars 11-15 May:
- Webinar CV writing
- Webinar alumnus Marliese Vollebregt: Working with talent
- Webinar Q&A with interns
- Webinar alumna Judith Laanen: Hoe word je freelance journalist/tekstschrijver/copywriter?
- Webinar alumnus Luuk Wijnhold: Working at a multinational (Unilever)
- Webinar Volunteer The Hague
- Webinar alumnus Juliette van den Dorpel: Verbeteren van communicatie, sponsoring en fondsenwerving binnen Kunst & Cultuur
- Webinar Finding a job for internationals in region The Hague
* Due to privacy concerns, not all webinars of the Online Career Weeks were recorded.
Leiden University Career Zone
Did you know that there is already a lot of information and tips about preparing yourself for the labour market online? Visit our website Leiden University Career Zone, here you will find:
- A competency test
- The career route planner
- A career test
- Everything to develop you application skills
- The Mentor network