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What is your study programme?

Applying for a job

Last modified on 09-09-2022
Once you have completed your degree, or if you want to gain work experience before graduation, you will need to apply for jobs. The UvA Student Careers Centre is happy to help you with this. From your preparation to submitting your application and the actual job interview. Use our tips to get started on your own or take part in a workshop or training course.
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  • Curriculum vitaeA CV provides a concise and effective summary of your experience, achievements and interests, both academically and otherwise.
  • Writing a cover letterA good cover letter is your chance to convince the employer of your talents and qualities.
  • SollicitatiegesprekGot a job interview coming up? This is your chance to show that you are suitable for the position. It is also an opportunity to check whether the job matches your own needs and expectations.
  • NetworkingHaving a good network is very useful. 80% of work is found through networking. The UvA Student Careers Centre helps you find your own style of getting in touch with people.
  • LinkedInLinkedIn is a social media platform for professionals. You can use it as a source of information about companies, vacancies, professionals and careers. Learn how to put it to work for y
  • Applying for a job: online applicationsMore and more often, applicants are being asked to apply for a job online. On this page, you will learn how to complete an online application process as effectively as possible.
  • Job analysisUse this analysis to see if the job you have found suits you and how you can best draft your CV and cover letter when applying for this position.
  • AssessmentAssessments are a common part of the job application process. The employer uses specific tests to find out whether you are the most suitable candidate for the job.
  • Workshops and training courses on applying for jobsYou can learn how to apply for a job. The UvA offers all kinds of workshops and training courses to increase your chances of finding a great job.