Seeking a job in the Netherlands, especially on your own, can be stressful and time-consuming. If you also have to seek accommodation yourself, it becomes even more difficult. Deposits, advances, the risk of being scammed – it’s nothing new when seeking accommodation over such a long distance. Therefore, are there any good ways to avoid all these threats? And more importantly: is working while living in the Netherlands still profitable for Polish people? We would like to clarify all doubts on this topic.
Job seeking, even in one’s native country, can be difficult and surely stressful. However, job seeking in a foreign country with no knowledge or only basic knowledge of the language is twice as hard. Another issue is finding a place to live while working abroad. The Dutch job market has been open to Polish workers for a very long time. Years of experience mean that the Netherlands already have adequate facilities for foreign workers, and Polish agents can pride themselves on wide networks of contacts abroad. One of the best ways of job seeking, especially seeking a job in the Netherlands, is to use the services of an employment agency. Employment agencies are professional companies dealing with arranging the conclusion of contracts of employment between Polish workers and Dutch employers. Using the services of an employment agency in the Netherlands you can receive not only an attractive job offer, but also assistance in signing the contract. The worker can also get some support in finding accommodation, arranging transport to their destination as well as guidance and language aid from the agency worker present in the workplace, in the Netherlands.
Seeking a job in the Netherlands is one thing. Another one are the concerns of fellow Poles whether working while living in the Netherlands is still profitable. This is the most important question asked by job candidates before deciding to work abroad. The minimum wage in Poland is still increasing, while if you deduct the costs of living abroad, which are accommodation and food, the salary decreases. It is rational reasoning of anyone considering the point of going to work in the Netherlands. Despite improving employment conditions in Poland, one should remember that jobs are still scarce in some regions of the country. Whereas, in the Netherlands, there are plenty of jobs regardless of the season. There are many different offers in a wide variety of positions and industries. So why is working in the Netherlands still more profitable? Deciding on an accommodation provided job in the Netherlands means signing a long-term contract of employment with a Dutch employer. This gives you a number of privileges. First of all, you have a guarantee of at least the minimum wage. Secondly, a legal job also means health insurance and pension contributions paid by the employer. But what about “the here and now”? When deciding to use the services of an employment agency and choose an accommodation provided job, you can hope for very attractive terms. Primarily, employment agencies negotiate with Dutch employers to obtain very attractive salaries and jobs for Polish workers. However, the accommodation offered by employment agencies is much cheaper than the one found on your own. Due to this combination, the costs of living in the Netherlands significantly decrease. As a result, the possibility of saving money increases and the profitability of working along with accommodation in the Netherlands still maintains a very high level. Therefore, despite the constantly improving working conditions in our country, it is still profitable to take a job along with accommodation in the Netherlands.