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A reader commented on the Expat Report Jobs in Tilburg, Netherlands
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What advice would you offer others about finding jobs and working abroad?
Unless you are pretty good in your profession and your profession is in demand on the Dutch employment market, I would not advise anyone to move down here, in Southern part of NL, except in the area of Eindhoven and Maastricht where there are more chances for securing a job. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
Having lived for nearly 30yrs in Eindhoven and raising two ex-pat kids here,can only agree with the comments of Wizzard.The Dutch run a tight ship,despite being members of the EU the job traffic is one way only,unless specifically required.My husband(being headhunted) has had therefore a highly successful career,first in the automotive industry(to board level)and then as a "company doctor"finally as CEO of an up and coming optics company.I and my daughters however have been completely barred from the jobs market despite being fluent in Dutch and my daughters having been educated here.Their Dutch schoolmates however have had no such difficulties in finding jobs in the UK and the USA.Protectionism is the name of the game it seems!My advice!,come if with a company who will guarantee to take you back in five yrs.Don't do it on your own.this is a short term solution country not a life style JB Eindhoven
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Expat Report Culture Shock in Tilburg, Netherlands was published
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Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Well, yeap... Study as much about the country you are planning to move to: history, geography, habits and traditions, language and customs. Try to learn as much about the country and its people before you actually move there. Especially when it comes to the Netherlands where the difference between provinces can be quite obvious in many respects. (Continue)

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