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Student Jobs in Rotterdam

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Student Jobs in Rotterdam


Student Jobs in Rotterdam:
If you are looking for the perfect job in addition to your studies in Rotterdam, you are on the right page. Here we explain which vacancies can be found to make a nice addition to your CV. It can seem hard to find a student job as an international student, you might struggle finding the right job because you do not speak Dutch. Most vacancies you find online are written in Dutch, but this doesn’t mean you cannot work if you only speak English + your native language. Rotterdam has more than enough opportunities to work as an international’s student.  

Which student jobs can you do when you only speak English?

Rotterdam is one of the most international cities in The Netherlands and therefore more and more employers do not find it a problem if a student employee speaks English.  English speaking student jobs are most often found in the hospitality business, the hospitality business in Rotterdam is broad. Working in hospitality is the total industry that deals with the reception of guests, such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, catering, congresses, etc. Delivery or logistic jobs are also popular for international students, with these jobs there is less contact with the customer, you work alone more than in hospitality.

Vacancies

Part-Time international student work. 

Student Jobs Rotterdam

Are you looking for a student job in Rotterdam, but don’t know where to start? Would you like to know more about what vacancies are open in Rotterdam for international students? Browse our vacancies or send us a WhatsApp by clicking the button on this page. 

Part-time work for International Students.

Working whilst studying will require extra planning and dedication, but with finding a job there is more than enough flexibility, you can work between 8 and 32 hours per week when finding a part-time student job in Rotterdam. Most often employers make a schedule in advance, you give your availability every 2-3 weeks. If you prefer to have a fixed day you can discuss this with the employer. Most employers give an estimate of the hours you can work per week, on our job board every vacancy has the estimate.

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part-time student job in rotterdam

If a company does not say they hire international students, should I even apply?

You might have that cute coffee place around the corner of your accommodation where you would love to work on the weekends, but you went to their website and it is all in Dutch, when translating the vacancy, you found out it says Dutch is a must. Should you still apply? The answer is yes, if you really fancy working at that one specific place, go for it! They might say Dutch is mandatory because they have never thought about working with international students. If you do not feel comfortable with this approach and do not have one specific company, there is a way easier approach. On our job board all the employers are specifically looking for international students, no need to doubt if they would hire you if fit the job requirements of course. 😉 

Do I need a working permit to work alongside my study?

This depends on your nationality, if you have a European or Swiss passport you are allowed to work in The Netherlands without limitations. If you are from a non-EU country, there are regulations to working. You can read everything on these regulations on our page about working as an international student in The Netherlands.

How to enhance my chance of getting hired?

Enhancing your chance of getting hired is not hard, it is all based on a few different elements in the application process. For example, you found the perfect job on our website fitting all your needs, how to make sure you will be the one getting the job.

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Step 1: Read thoroughly through the vacancy.

An effective vacancy has the following elements: job description, qualities they are looking for in the person, availability and what is being asked of you. If you like the job description you should make sure you check the boxes if you fit in the profile the company makes. If the vacancy states they are looking for a part-time employee in the weekend and you are only available during the week, you might conclude you are not the right fit for the job. If you are not 100% sure if you fit the vacancy, apply for the job but add this as a comment, sometimes there is still a possibility to make an exception. 

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Step 2: Write a good resume.

An effective vacancy has the following elements: job description, qualities they are looking for in the person, availability and what is being asked of you. If you like the job description you should make sure you check the boxes if you fit in the profile the company makes. If the vacancy states they are looking for a part-time employee in the weekend and you are only available during the week, you might conclude you are not the right fit for the job. If you are not 100% sure if you fit the vacancy, apply for the job but add this as a comment, sometimes there is still a possibility to make an exception. 

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Step 3: Prepare for your interview and first day.

If you want to gain an advantage over the other applicants you should prepare well for your interview, if you can show you did some research (it can be as easy as scanning the website for 5 minutes) the person hiring you can see you are genuinely interested. This might be one of the simplest but most effective ways to gain an advantage on your application process in getting your perfect student job. Also make sure to be proactive on your first day, if there are multiple people applying for the job, they will most likely choose the person showing the most interest. Check the video for some good tips on acing your job interview, you might think it is not important for a student job but use this interview to practice for a more serious job in the future.

Conclusion.

look at the right place to find nice jobs. Hospitality is a popular workplace for international students, you easily get to know new people and at the same time, you can make money. Student jobs are flexible and therefore can be done from 8 till 32 hours a week. As an EU student you do not need a working permit, as a non-EU student you, unfortunately, have different regulations, read them here. If you find the right job suiting all your needs in Rotterdam, make sure you enhance your chances in the application process. 

Are you looking for a student job in Rotterdam, but don’t know where to start? Would you like to know more about what vacancies are open in Rotterdam for international students? Browse our vacancies or send us a WhatsApp by clicking the button on this page. 

Vacancies

Part-Time international student work. 

Student Jobs Rotterdam

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