Way2Work

An interactive meetup that provides you with everything you need to know to get on your way to work in Belgium with ease and confidence.

Practicalities

Navigating the Belgian job market can be a daunting task. From how to write a great CV to the languages you need to speak, launching your career in a new country can be overwhelming - and almost like a full-time job in itself. But it doesn't have to be this way.

The Way2Work meetups are where you'll get all the answers to your career-related questions and more. Hosted by Isabelle & Jelene from SkillbuilderS at the IHL, this informal get-together will provide a clear path and concrete guidance to (re)launch your career in Belgium with ease and confidence.

Feel free to send us any questions/subjects when subscribing via the form (see dates above).

What you'll get

  • Guided dialogues to answer those frequently asked questions about finding a job in Belgium
  • Special career-themed presentation to support your career development journey
  • Connect with like-minded international talent that shares job-related experiences such as yours
  • This combination of information, learning, and networking will empower you with the right tools to enhance your professional development journey and achieve your ultimate career objectives
  • Flexibility, as you needn't commit to the entire series. You come once, twice, ten times or every session, that's completely up to you
  • Access to a closed LinkedIn group with additional information, job postings and Q&A opportunities
  • A steady pace of meetings: Way2Work takes place every other Thursday
  • As a bonus, the International House staff are usually around too, so it's a nice occassion to get other information about life in Leuven as well.

You are welcome to join this informal event free of charge. Registration is not mandatory, although we kindly ask that you do register beforehand. It will help us greatly to prepare the meetings. That being said, walk-ins are very welcome too of course!

The next step in your career is one click away...register via the dates below.

Meet SkillBuilderS

SkillBuilderS is family business that supports companies & individuals since 1986 in discovering, developing & launching their talents in their search for durable workplace happiness.

The most important services: coaching job seekers, outplacement, career guidance, assessment & development, durable organization & talent development

About the coach(es):

Isabelle has a background in Social Work & Communications Management. She has coaching experience with over 55’s & non-native Dutch job seekers. Since 2022, she works as jobcoach in the region of Flemish-Brabant, where she engages with companies/partners in order to help job seekers find their newest professional challenge.

Céline is a dedicated professional with a background in both social work and educational behavioral sciences. With those backgrounds, Céline brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as a Career Counsellor. Since 2023, she has been empowering job seekers from diverse backgrounds, including non-native Dutch speakers, to navigate the Belgian job market with confidence. Known for her enthusiasm and positive outlook, Céline is committed to providing guidance and support to help every individual reach their full potential.

Britt: Together with her background in IT and recruitment, she has a proven track record of guiding people on the Belgian job-market and through the heat of job applications. She is a motivated and creative career counselor since 2024, where she supports native and international talent on the job market. Always happy to talk about your career concerns, questions and cats.

When

Every other Thursday from 13:00-16:00. Register by clicking on one of the dates below.

25 April - Workshop on CVs and how to show off your skillset
23 May - Networking and the Elevator Pitch; How to leave an impression!
June 6 - Coping with barriers and negative responses: The job hunt can lead to wonderful opportunities in your professional life. However, at certain point some people might find their job hunt frustrating and/or challenging… When that happens, it can influence upcoming interviews. In this session we discuss barriers, difficulties & talk about coping with rejection(s). We will try to give you some tips & tools to be aware of them & to get back on track after 'a bump in the road'.
June 20 - City Walk: During this session we will leave the class-scene. Instead, we will go for a work related city-walk in Leuven and pay a visit to some interesting organisations that might be able to support you in your job hunt. Please be at the International House at 13:00 sharp for take-off.
July 4 - Open session for all of your questions: Just walk in with all your work related questions and suggestions. We will talk about it in an open conversation. Afterwards we send you some extra information if necessary. We kindly ask to be present at 13h sharp. If the weather is good, we'll find a place to sit outside.
August 22 - Open session for all of your questions: Just walk in with all your work related questions and suggestions. We will talk about it in an open conversation. Afterwards we send you some extra information if necessary. We kindly ask to be present at 13h sharp. If the weather is good, we'll find a place to sit outside.

Where

International House Leuven (Tiensevest 60)

Price

Free. With thanks to the City of Leuven for funding these events.

Registration

Click the link associated with the date you want to join above

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This page was last updated on: 17 April 2024