Working in Haarlem as an expat will boost your job satisfaction, according to research. One study found that 76% of workers based in the Netherlands are happy with their jobs. There are lots of job opportunities in Haarlem at the moment as 1 in 5 people have quit their jobs over the past year, as a result of ‘The Great Resignation’. This has led to a high number of job vacancies in many different industries. So, if you’re an expat looking for a new career in Haarlem, here are some of the best ones to consider.
Like in many other countries, the hospitality sector in Haarlem took a hit in 2020. But, it’s still fighting to bounce back. One problem is a lack of workers, so there are lots of career options in the Haarlem hospitality industry. There are currently 40,000 shortages in kitchens, so if you’re an experienced chef or fancy trying your hand in the kitchen, now is the time to do it. Alternatively, the hospitality sector is great for expats looking for part-time work. Many expats choose their new life because they want a better work-life balance, and working part-time provides this. Alternatively, by choosing to work front-of-house in hospitality, you’ll improve your Dutch, meet lots of new people, and build great relationships.
There has been a teacher shortage in Haarlem for years. The problem is so huge in the city and across the rest of the Netherlands that non-teachers are running classrooms without the relevant qualifications or experience. Expats with teaching qualifications will be welcomed with open arms in Haarlem’s classrooms. Even if you don’t speak fluent Dutch, the option to teach your native language is there. If you want to teach from the comfort of your home you could become an e-learning teacher or tutor. This will give you the option of teaching anyone anywhere in the world. Teaching online is a very flexible career option. You can upload content and courses for students to complete without you needing to be present, meaning you can enjoy your life in Haarlem without being tied down to your work commitments.
It’s predicted that the healthcare industry in the Netherlands will be short of 100,000 workers by 2023. If you’re an expat that already has a medical degree, it makes sense to use it in Haarlem. Organizations, such as the European Multi Talent Group (EMTG) Health Care, will help you to get your healthcare career up and running in Haarlem. It’s usually recommended that you learn Dutch, and EMTG can arrange classes for you. Working in the Haarlem healthcare industry is generally considered good. The typical working week for nurses is 36 hours and there are plenty of opportunities for career progression.
How about studying in Haarlem?
Would you like to go into something new, open your own business, step into the future? Well, you can now study in English, because we now have an international campus in Haarlem: Haarlem Campus at De Koepel where it used to be the historical prison. An institution that offers innovative teaching and learning concepts in Bachelor study programs like Business Psychology, Creative Media, Digital Transformation Management, and a Master in Applied Sustainability Management.
Haarlem Campus has been established by two experienced higher education advocates: A leading network of private universities in Germany, the SRH Group and a University of Applied Sciences called Global School for Entrepreneurship. Check it out or go to the next open day.
Most expats need to work to enjoy a good quality of life in Haarlem. Thankfully, there are plenty of career options in the city across many different industries, so finding a job while you’re here won’t be difficult.
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