In accordance with Article 6.5 of the Collective Labour Agreement, employees on permanent contracts and those with a contract of more than two years are entitled to receive career advice. If you would like to request individual advice, the career advice coordinator matches you with one of our experienced, external career advisors. Below you can read what this implies and how you can arrange it.
Career guidance and coaching
Career guidance & coaching
Who am I? What are my competences? What do I want? What is the next logical step in my career? What do I need to take this step? Career advice will help you find answers to these questions.
For advice on the use of career advice you can contact coordinator Lidy Stassen. In an intake you will discuss your questions, the procedure and conditions and she will mediate between you and an external coach.
Coaching helps you improve certain aspects in your daily work. Do you suffer from work pressure or stress, for example? A coaching programme can support you in finding a healthier work-life balance.
Coaching also offers a solution to other work-related questions. For instance having difficult conversations, working more effectively or dealing with an overflowing inbox. With coaching, you gain new insights and develop more effective behaviour.
If you want to know more about a coaching programme, please contact Lidy Stassen. In an intake session you discuss your questions, the procedure and the conditions and she mediates between you and a pool of external coaches.
Internal job application
Are you thinking about changing jobs and would you like to apply for a position at VU Amsterdam? There are various possibilities:
Do you want to work independently on your development or career?
- On e-learning platform GoodHabitz you will find training courses that can help you get more out of your current job or inspire you to think about a next step.
- There are various websites and books on career development and job apllications that you can consult.
In order to prevent involuntary unemployment as much as possible, the Career guidance and development department offers job-to-job counselling to VU Amsterdam employees whose temporary employment contract expires. This counselling is available to both academic staff (WP) and support and management staff (OBP). For WP this starts three months before the end of the employment contract and for OBP six weeks before the end of the employment contract.
- Information on Job-to-job counselling
Also read the information under section Internal job application.
For questions and advice on the implementation of career guidance, coaching or development advice, please contact Lidy Stassen.
Do you want to know more?
Please contact Lidy Stassen - Director career coaching.