Blogs 2018-03-05T00:56:29+00:00

How to… write a motivational letter for a PhD?

We come across candidates from all over the world and have noticed quit some differences in how people make their motivation letters for our vacancies. While some people call it a State of Purpose (SOP), others a cover letter or a motivation letter, what is most clear is that it should suit the expectancy [...]

Academic recruitment; not a luxury but a necessity

The Netherlands is an exemplary country where the largest part of the technical PhD and PostDoc’s are foreign. The number of international applicants for research positions is increasing yearly, causing a strain on university recruitment activities. To date, most university recruitment activities are passively orchestrated, relying on university status or renowned professor’s. Vacancies are [...]

A PhD graduate; too expensive, too specialized, too good to be true?

So, you have done your education in the Netherlands or even Belgium or Germany and you are ready to bring your big bag of knowledge to the table and do some great research! And…. months later you are still waiting for those welcoming arms, but noticed that you are not even invited to see [...]