CV and motivation letter writing workshop for international master students


On February 21st the FEWEB Office of Career Services hosted a “CV and motivation letter” workshop, in co-production with the VU International Office. The event was especially organized for VU international students of all faculties to help them take with the first steps onto the Dutch job market. The event started with an introduction by Alexandra Samarina (read her blog here), an international VU Alumna from the Graduate School of Economics and Business. She showed the students how she became successful on the Dutch labor market as a non-Dutch student and provided them with practical tips that they could use in order to find a job in the Netherlands.

After the presentation of best practices, the students were divided into smaller groups to receive personalized feedback on their CV’s and motivation letters by FEWEB’s career officers. Before the event, students were asked to draft a CV and motivation letter for one of the fictive vacancies. The goal of the workshop was to improve writing skills to convince recruiters and/or managers to invite you for the first interview. The sessions were closed with tips that the students in general could use to improve their CV’s and motivation letters.
We hope all students look back on the event with as much enthusiasm as we do!

Are you a FEWEB student and have you missed this workshop, but still interested in (free) career advice? Please contact the FEWEB Office of Career Services and Alumni Relations via careerservices.feweb@vu.nl for an appointment. Office hours are every week on Tue and Thu @12.45-13.30 hrs in 5A30 (no reservation required).

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