The Blue Lynx Blog - Career Tips and Hiring Advice
Whether you are a candidate who wants to take their career to the next level or a hiring manager in search of the best employment practices, we have something for everyone. Get comfortable and read on.
Pijamas on weekdays. No commute. Home office. The pandemic stripped normality from our daily lives, catching us by surprise. But, we’ve adapted. We embraced the work from home life as…
Everyone who is employed in the Netherlands is entitled to a sum of vacation money, usually paid out in May (with a few exceptions). This is referred to as ‘Vakantiegeld’…
Why you should write a Thank You email after every job interview and how to do it – all in this article, plus a free template to make it even easier.
The Brexit transition period ended on 1st January 2021. What does that mean for UK citizens currently living and working in the Netherlands? What about the ones who want to relocate here? Find out in this article.
Not sure if your CV is good enough to impress your dream employer? See if it ticks all the boxes in this article.
The NEN 4440 is a well-established mark of quality. We put a lot of effort to keep the certificate. It is our promise and commitment to doing things the right way. The NEN 4400 certificate means that we meet industry standards.
Whether you have just moved to the Netherlands or you’ve lived in the country for a few months, health insurance is a topic that needs careful consideration by everyone living and working here. This article covers all the essentials so read up to learn more about Dutch health insurance.
Hiring for a culture fit is a winning strategy. How to know if your prospect candidate will fit within your company culture? Read up to find out.
Are you an expat coming to work in the Netherlands? Did you just receive a job offer from a Dutch employer which made you consider moving? If so, the Dutch…
Can you use a recruitment agency if you already have in-house recruiters? The answer is yes. Here are 3 reasons why.
After a layoff, you need a lot of optimism and a plan. Here are 3 things to do if you’ve just been made redundant.
Wondering whether you should start learning Dutch? We have 5 great reasons to do so and a number of resources to get your started.
The process of finding a job could be a real rollercoaster of emotions. Here’s how to stay sane while searching for the dream job.
Communication is key. Companies with offices in more than one country know how important it is to create and keep a good team bond.
Work from home often comes with tech issues. Some of them are easy to fix. Check out our infographic.
Cover letters only look scary when you don’t know how to write them. Learn some good practices and the ones you should avoid in this article.
Learn how to ace a job interview in the Netherlands – our tips and tricks for expats and Dutch natives alike.
From games and in-house gyms to unlimited vacations, employers and HR managers are trying hard to come up with the best benefits program. But what do employees really want?
How does new employee onboarding work in this new reality?
There are many ways to navigate the coronavirus crisis. Which one will you choose?
Why you shouldn’t let coronavirus hinder your recruitment efforts and what to do today.
Internships, traineeships, work experience, young graduate programs; there are many expressions or titles, but one thing all of these words have in common is learning.
With the holiday season right around the corner, you may have decided to put your job search on hold until after the New Year. But before you get completely into…
After 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline has officially passed. This regulation is an update to the Personal Data Protection Convention, Convention 108, which was…
We had a blast … Thanks to everyone who came to the Blue Lynx 30th Birthday party at the Waterreus in Scheveningen. We really celebrated in style. It was one of…
The Origins of the Dutch National Day of Volunteering (NLdoet) Every year in March, the Dutch charity, Oranje Fonds, organises a national day for volunteering in the Netherlands, called “NLdoet”…
What is the GDPR? GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation (1). It is a regulation that the European Union has passed with the intention to standardise and strengthen…
Meet Grace the company dog. She is always hard at work keeping us all entertained, loved and on our toes, she works using strict canine guidelines “all food found on desks will be borrowed on a permanent basis”. She takes this job very seriously – biscuits, sandwiches and snacks are borrowed with regular monotony.