Free Career Programs - 2024

Practicalities

Who is this for?

  • An international (spouse) in Leuven looking to enter the Belgian job market after relocation?
  • Wondering where to start and how to move forward?
  • Searching to answer the question "what am I good at and what do I want to do"?
  • Wanting to improve your CV, motivation letter and personal sales pitch?

Program Schedule

9:00-12:30 with breaks

  • Monday: Self-assessment.
    Explore talents, skills, interest, motivation. Re-orientate or double-check what you want and what you have to offer.
  • Tuesday: Option assessment & business networking.
    Targeted networking in Belgium via all types of media, including LinkedIn
  • Wednesday: Application documents.
    CV, motivation letter & Belgian business culture.
  • Thursday: Personal Branding.
    Perfecting and practising your elevator pitch. Creating your own job search road map.
  • Friday: Interview training
    Learn by being interviewed and giving feedback on watching interviews with your peers.

Approach

During the training, the focus will be on:

  • Group coaching
  • Interaction between the participants and the trainer
  • Practical tips & tricks
  • Tools to facilitate the networking process
  • Exercises & exchange of experiences

Outcome

  • Hands-on tools for the job search
  • Focus on what you have to offer and how to sell it
  • Updated application documents
  • Road map and action points to kick off your career!

Registration

  • Express interest by filling out and following the directions on the online form below. Group interaction is key, so only 12 places are available.
  • If we have too many applicants a short intake will be done over the phone beforehand.
  • Participation is free. International House Leuven offers the trainers, course material and organisation but in return we ask commitment and active participation. Past experience has forced us however to instate a formal no-show policy. A no-show fee of 60 € will apply for every half-day session missed without valid reason (own illness or of a family member; with doctor's certificate).

When

Every Quarter (registration opens 1 month before the start date)

3 - 7 June 2024
9 - 13 September 2024
2 - 6 December 2024

Where

International House Leuven

Price

Free (no-show fee)

A participant's testimonial says it all: "It transformed my perception of myself and my position in the job market. It also really helped me get an in-depth understanding of how I can find a job that works for me, and my values, to deliver long-term satisfaction. On top of great practical insights into the job market, I have more clarity on myself and my approach"

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This page was last updated on: 14 March 2024