With the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, many came to the Netherlands to escape the conflict and rebuild their lives. We at People for People saw there were so many talented individuals in need of employment and so many Dutch companies looking for new hires.
That’s why we created People for People Jobs in May 2022 matching job seekers with employers from our network. During the length of the program, we held 3 online matchmaking events and helped over 170 people get hired, including 150 via our partner Picnic. In addition to this, we also shared vacancies from trusted/screened partners via newsletters to help more people find employment opportunities and connect companies with great candidates.
While this program helped fill a great need, we will now be closing it to focus on more urgent humanitarian supply needs. However, we have compiled this handy guide with all of the most important platforms, websites, and job boards to help you find a job, no matter your experience level or field.
The top two websites for finding jobs in the Netherlands are by far Indeed (which is used by 54% of job seekers) followed by LinkedIn. An important thing to note is that, while Indeed features jobs for a wide range of skills and experience levels, LinkedIn is predominately focused on white-collar professionals.
Nationale Vacaturebank features a large database of jobs across sectors and is a highly popular platform with over 1.5 million visits a month and more than 1 million candidates in its database
Werk is a job board powered by the Dutch government with a large selection of jobs to choose from at all experience levels and receives over 2 million visits a month.
If you want to keep your location options open, Talent.com is a global job board with over 30 million jobs across 75 countries.
This is another global job board with listings across 58 countries. Jobrapido is also regularly updated with over 20 million jobs featured on the page every month. Its focus on analysis and job aggregation helps candidates filter and find the right opportunity more easily. The site has 55 million visits per month and more than 90 million registered users.
Jooble’s search engine pulls interesting jobs from across the web all onto one platform. It’s one of the most popular job search sites with roughly 90 million visits per month. It’s also available in 24 languages and lists jobs across 71 countries.
This is one of the best job boards to find jobs in the Netherlands’ vibrant tech scene. The website is run by the Dutch government. It is mainly focused on startups.
Another great place to find jobs in the tech sector.
This is a great resource for jobs in startups and investment firms focused on the tech scene.
Great for finding jobs in Rotterdam and the Hague.
Here you can find a long list of job portals.
Sites/platforms focused on helping Ukrainians find jobs
Remote work platforms
Remote Hunt – surfaces remote companies to help you find your next career move, remotely
We Work Remotely – the largest remote work community in the world
Working Nomads – remote jobs for digital working nomads
Remote.co – a great mix of remote roles, not solely focused on engineering
Flexa® Careers – showcasing companies with flexible working hours & approaches
4 Day Week – focused on jobs with a 4 day work week (maximum: 36 hours per week)
Flexjobs – source to find vetted remote, work from home, and flexible job opportunities
Snaphunt – global remote hiring platform
The Muse – platform for finding the people, perks, and values that align with your job needs
Remote OK – site with over 45k remote jobs opportunities
SkipTheDrive – large, well-known source for finding remote jobs
Virtual Vocations – browse remote jobs across different vocations
- Webinars about how to find a job in NL organized by the JobOn foundation in Russian
2. Finding a job in the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area for newly arrived Ukrainians:
These webinars are in English and created on behalf of InnovationQuarter
3. Here2work International Job Fair hybrid event will be held on November 14-17. Sign up via https://bit.ly/3ywr5RK
4. Instagram page that helps you prepare for job interviews: https://instagram.com/thepplan
5. General info about the Dutch employment system
6. Telegram groups for Ukrainians
NL4UA Telegram groups