Empower Blog

A curated list of articles to help you land on that dream job!

Pop-up coaching event links expats with professional coaches

Written by: Klarrisa Frank Empower’s team of international coaches eagerly awaited the arrival of almost 20 expats at Circl in Amsterdam Zuid last Thursday. Participants had signed-up for a timeslot to receive a 45-minute coaching session.  After the expat participants filed into the room, they were matched with one of our seven volunteer coaches there […]

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What is coaching?

While the word “coaching” may make you think about sports, the word is also used for a field that helps people with their lives, relationships, and careers. Empower Amsterdam offers coaching services specifically related to your career.

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The top 3 things a career coach can (and can’t) do for your career

Whether you’ve just arrived in the Netherlands in search of a new job, or you’re freshly unemployed, the search can be overwhelming. A career coach might be just the answer you need during this intimidating transition, as they have the knowledge and experience to guide you. At Empower Amsterdam, we have a group of volunteers who are certified coaches ready to help you find your true North.

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How to get that call!

We’ve all been there: you spend hours in front of your laptop browsing at jobs and sending through applications and more often than not, you get absolutely no reaction or reply from the other end. This might sound awful but I’ve actually read somewhere that in today’s market, each job post receives on average 118 […]

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Who am I and what do I bring to the world?

What if I’m not sure anymore? What if—after multiple job applications, numerous interviews, several rejection letters and many months of searching for a job—I feel lost? Let us help you get a little less lost. First welcome a new person into your life: your authentic self. Your authentic self is strong and unique (yes, really!). Learn […]

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Write your own story

Unemployment throws a curve ball at even the most organised people. It makes them doubt their skills, their value and their direction. There’s lads of information to be found on the topic – lots of statistics and reports tell a cold, hard story. But those stories are about trends, numbers and averages. Every one of […]

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How to reject rejection

“I will not become my own worst enemy”. There, I have said it.  But why is this important? In the modern world, rejection has become a very real evil, especially in the world of recruitment. The amount of applications for each job seems to have exploded, partly, I suspect, due to the growing influence of […]

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Tell your “redundancy brain” to shut up!

The facts around redundancy, and what they tell you when they make you redundant, are cold, precise and disheartening. They can strike fear into the heart of even the most robust character. According to the Dutch statistics agency CBS, currently one in four workers are currently worried about losing their jobs. This is an indication […]

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Great success at the Pop Up Coaching Sessions

Last Friday, we held our first coaching Pop-up Session, to introduce those unfamiliar to coaching what it was all about. The event, which was held at Post Oost, near Oosterpark in Amsterdam, had people queuing before the doors opened at 9:30, each curious to learn more about Empower Amsterdam and to see how we could help them.  Five […]

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