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    Looking for your first job

    Almost finished with your studies at VUB? And ready for your first job search? Our career coaching team offers guidance to help your transition to the job market. 

    From job orientation to everything related with the selection process to find your first job or internship.

    Our goal is to help you prepare yourself grow into a young potential ready for an amazing career that matches you!

    VUB Career Coaching

    To kickstart your professional career, Career Coaching offers support in multiple ways.

    • Visit our Canvas course to find all sorts of relevant information. Here you find tips and trick on how to create a CV, what you need to mention in you cover letter and more. Other covered topics are practical information, job orientation and more.
    • Create your own LinkedIn profile and visit our LinkedIn page. Here you find tools to create a strong LinkedIn profile and presences towards recruiters and organizations.
    • Need individual guidance? You can contact one of our career coaches below.
    • We offer workshops throughout the academic year.

    For any career-related questions, please contact guidance@vub.be.


    Individual job orientation

    Not sure what direction to take after your studies? In this one-to-one conversation we explore your interest, passions, skillset and uncertainties. By reflecting and analyzing trough conversation we help you to get closer to you first job.

    >>> Schedule a meeting with Linda

    Individual guidance CV, cover letter & LinkedIn

    How to create a professional CV that at the same time reflects your personality/profile? During this one to one conversation we review your current CV, cover letter and/or LinkedIn. The goal of this meeting is to enhance your chances to be selected for a first interview by presenting yourself as a strong candidate.

    >>> Schedule a meeting with Lieselot

    Develop your interview skills, elevator pitch and salary knowhow. Everything you need to know about planning and launching your career.

    The goal of this one-to-one meeting is to prepare you for the selection process by broading your interview skills, creating your elevator pitch and finally salary negotiation.

    Your first job, sector and career opportunities play important roles in how you will launch your professional career. Together we can translate your interest, expertise and the labour market trend to your career plan.

    >>> Schedule a meeting with Lieselot

    Randstad Young Talents

    Do you want to apply your fresh theoretical knowledge into a student job? You want to build some first experience in a company where your academic knowledge adds value?

    Randstad Young Talents will help you find the ideal side job relevant to your studies! By doing this you strengthen your professional profile in the job market. Ready to enter the job market? Randstad Young Talents helps you matching your personal skillset and talent with the ideal starters position. Want to know more? Please contact youngtalents_brussel@randstad.be

    VUB Career Coordinator Early-Career Researchers: Annelies

    Are you a researcher (phd/postdoc) in need of individual career coaching?

    Book a ‘career chat’ with career coordinator, Annelies, via VUB LRN.

    • Register here if you have access to TEO. 
    • Register here if you don’t. 

    Any questions? Contact Annelies at annelies.colpin@vub.be.



    Career platform


    What to do after finishing your studies?

    Not sure yet what to do after graduation? Quarter life crisis?

    Make an appointment with the Career Coach


    More info


    Apart from individual coaching, the career coaching team also offers multiple workshops taking place at different times during the academic year.


    The career coaching team offers workshops covering different topics:

    • Job orientation: which job fits me?
    • The selection process, from CV to interviews
    • How to create a killer CV & cover letter
    • Job interview tips & tricks
      and much more!

    Interested? Check them out in more detail on the WeAreVUB calendar to register and secure your spot!

    You can find the workshops and events specific for researchers (phd/postdoc) on VUB LRN.

    Are you looking for individual guidance instead?

    Make an appointment with the career coach