International Educator: “Leveraging global experiences in the job market”
Students often struggle to leverage their global experiences in order to stand out in the job market. In this article by Charlotte West, Nannette Ripmeester advises educators to create opportunities to help students learn to translate those skills into a language employers understand.
The International Educator: “Going Social”
Just as universities increasingly use social media tools to both recruit and evaluate applicants, prospective students also use social media to evaluate and select institutions, as confirmed by Nannette Ripmeester in this NAFSA magazine article by Charlotte West.
Xpat media: Job Hunting Season in the Netherlands
Summer is over, companies are looking for new people to put all the fresh after-summer ideas into practice, some people have decided it is time for a career change, and of course there are also a lot of fresh graduates looking for work. To help you get to grips with the dos and don’ts, we have reviewed the best job-hunting practices in the Netherlands in the Xpat Media article.
EAIE Forum magazine: Satisfaction is in success, not in canteen food
Graduates will remember their success following study years, not canteen food – Veronika Norvaisaite and Nannette Ripmeester shared the latest international student satisfaction and employability trends in the EAIE Forum magazine. Spoiler alert: it’s also the Editor’s pick! Disclaimer: this article first appeared in EAIE’s Forum magazine, summer 2016.
The PIE News: Futurists say tech key to HE access, grad readiness
Preparation of students to be successful in the rapidly more tech world of work was discussed by Nannette Ripmeester & Sara Custer at “Student of the Future” conference. Ripmeester suggested universities use gamification to make careers advice more accessible and appealing to students. She added that career training should reach beyond careers centres and into campus-wide curricula.
University World News: New directions – Keeping up with students of the future
Contrasting visions of the direction of international higher education were presented to the first “Student of the Future” conference organised by Dutch-based StudyPortals where Nannette Ripmeester stated that Universities need to put emphasis on developing critical skills to ensure their graduates are ready for the future labour market.
Journal of International Students: “International Student Expectations: Career Opportunities and Employability”
Are mobile students expecting an international experience to have an impact on their career? This was one of the questions in a global survey, with over 150,000 respondents. Per A Nilsson, Umeå University (Sweden), and Nannette Ripmeester, Expertise in Labour Mobility (the Netherlands), interpret the survey results in this peer-reviewed article of Journal of International Students, Volume 6, Issue 2.
NAFSA TechMig: “New times call for new methods: How Gamification can be used in Higher Education to enhance employability”
Gamification in higher education still does sound a little revolutionary. In this blog post, Nannette Ripmeester shares her insights into how Gamification can be used in higher education to make your students more employable.
Global Perspectives on Higher Education: “Global and Local Internationalization”
Higher education worldwide is in a period of transition, affected by globalization, the advent of mass access, changing relationships between the university and the state, and the new technologies, among others. Global Perspectives on Higher Education provides cogent analysis and comparative perspectives on these and other central issues affecting postsecondary education worldwide. Authors such as Hans de Wit, Darla Deardorff, Elspeth Jones, John Hudzik and Francisco Marmolejo as well as ELM’s Nannette Ripmeester have made a contribution, sharing their expert opinion on the topic. Nannette looks at the skills gained from studying abroad and how they benefit graduates in the work place. She argues that the increasing attention paid to such skills by employers requires students to interpret their experiences in terms that employers will appreciate.
University World News: “The value of an international education”
In her article about the rewarding work in international student services, Jaana Severidt acknowledges that one of the main benefits of internationalisation is preparation for the global market and refers to Nannette Ripmeester’s insights into what skills make graduates employable. Innovative new technologies, such as CareerProfessor.works gaming app, help students develop those skills even if they are not mobile.
IEAA Vista magazine: “Gamification and the Quest for Global Employability”
Think twice before you give the evil eye to students on their smartphones in class – they might actually be learning! Nannette Ripmeester & Veronika Norvaisaite gave 10 tips on how to use Gamification in the quest for student employability for the winter edition of Vista magazine.
Transfer jaargang 22 nummer 6: “Blijf trouw aan wat bij jou past”
A nice interview with ELM’s Nannette Ripmeester and what a day at the office entails: from CareerProfessor.works to a typical Dutch lunch – unfortunately for some of you in Dutch.
Bijna als geen ander weet Nannette Ripmeester welke wensen buitenlandse studenten hebben en wat zij waarderen. Maar de directeur van Expertise in Labour Mobility (ELM) houdt zich met meer bezig dan alleen de International Student Barometer.
Train and Retain. Career Support for International Students in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden
The Study presents the results from the first international mapping of local support structures for the study-to-work transition of international students in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. It incorporates the SER report done by Nannette Ripmeester and Hans de Wit to identify shortcomings and gives recommendations for an improved job entry support, including the educational gaming app CareerProfessor.works.
Student Guide: Job Hunting Season in Rotterdam
Autumn is an intense job-hunter’s season for fresh graduates. To help them recap the do’s and don’ts, Veronika Norvaisaite has reviewed the best job-hunting practices in the Netherlands in general, and in Rotterdam in particular as a contribution to the new issue of International Student Guide for International Students Rotterdam (ISR).
HO management: De vraag naar talent
Hoger onderwijs staat in de schijnwerpers. Onze economie heeft een grote behoefte aan talent. Maar levert het onderwijs ook echt de mensen waar behoefte aan is op de arbeidsmarkt? Wie bepaalt welke competenties belangrijk zijn? En wat verwachten werkgevers van het hoger onderwijs? Geschreven door Nannette Ripmeester.
At Wit’s End. Reflections on Hans de Wit in the wild world of higher education
“At Wit’s End. Reflections on Hans de Wit in the wild world of higher education”, Editors Jos Beelen & Lucy Kerstens, with contributions from of great variety of people from the world of internationalisation of higher education. Nannette wrote the contribution Make it anywhere with 3P’s. ISHBC: 31-54-8401167190-99.
NRCQ: Lang lunchen en veel kletsen: zo doe je zaken met Spanje
Vandaag zijn we natuurlijk even tégen Spanje. Maar als de wedstrijd gespeeld is, en het WK voorbij, gaan de zaken gewoon verder. Wat zijn de do’s en don’ts van het zakendoen met Spanjaarden? Het staat voor een andere manier van werken. Spontaner, flexibeler. Niet met een strakke planning, zegt Nannette Ripmeester.
Hervorming arbeidsrecht is dringend noodzakelijk.
De meeste winst voor de Nederlandse arbeidsmarkt valt te halen uit een herziening van het arbeidsrecht. Het kabinet heeft een aantal ‘verbeteringen’ (tussen heel grote aanhalingstekens) aangekondigd. Een van die ‘verbeteringen’ is de definitieve nekslag voor de Nederlandse arbeidsmarkt.
EAIE Handbook: International Businesses: Consumers of Global Talent?
Is the corporate world a true consumer of global talent? The impact of globalization on business is obvious and therefore the need for more cultural savvy staff is apparent. Does the Higher Education sector need to follow the business world’s lead or are HE institutions in the driver’s seat at all times when it comes to priming graduates who are able to work across continents?
IEEE: What Happens when Gen Y enters the Global Job Market?
There is a lot said about Generation Y. And as with every generation, comments have not always been positive. Gen Y has been described by some as a group of overqualified yet under-experienced individuals who are willing to work in teams whilst keen to make their own mark. Read more to find out how you as part of this generation can enter the global job market successfully!
Bertelsmann Stiftung: Harnessing European Labour Mobility
To help foster intra-EU mobility, the Harnessing European Labour Mobility study presents 16 prioritised policy recommendations assessed and tested through a scenario analysis. Nannette Ripmeester was part of the advisory board and contributed to the study with an entry on the value of Erasmus+ programme in professional and personal development of young talents.
University World News, 21 March 2014
The new legislation in Sweden that will aid foreign doctoral candidates and students in staying and working in the country after graduating addresses the high dissatisfaction rates with employment prospects by students in Sweden, as reveled by Nannette Ripmeester, an i-graduate survey spokesperson.
SVENSKA DAGBLADET, Svenska högskolor kritiseras av internationella studenter
SVENSKA DAGBLADET newspaper reported that there is room for improvement in the Swedish higher education system as showed, amongst others, by the International Student Barometer. When interviewed about the results, Nannette Ripmeester pointed to the worryingly high students’ dissatisfaction with their levels of employability after graduation, and further emphasised the need to ensure that the international talents feel welcome in order to sustain a healthy economic growth of the country in the future.
Harvard Business Review 25 February 2014
In an article titled How To Say “This Is Crap” In Different Cultures, Erin Meyer referred to a Anglo-Dutch translation guide by Nannette Ripmeester explaining how miscommunication can occur between ‘direct cultures’ and ‘indirect cultures’, in this case between the Dutch and the British. A misunderstanding of culture differences can even cost you your job.
Global mobility expert Nannette Ripmeester sheds light on graduate employability in Europe. What are the skills needed and how to sell those to employers? And where in Europe do you find opportunities? To illustrate what is required to get hired, Expertise in Labour Mobility’s Archie Pollock has conducted 3 interviews to give you some idea of what has worked for these internationals.
Die globale Mobilitätsexpertin Nannette Ripmeester bringt Licht in die Vermittelbarkeit von Hochschulabsolventen in Europa. Welche Fähigkeiten werden gefordert, und wie verkauft man diese den Arbeitgebern? Und wo in Europa liegen Ihre Chancen? Um zu zeigen, welche Voraussetzungen gebraucht weden, um angestellt zu werden, hat Archie Pollock von Expertise in Labour Mobility 3 Interviews durchgefürht.
Willkommen in Deutschland: Wie internationale Studierende den Hochschulstandort Deutschland wahrnehmen
As part of the GATE (HRK and DAAD) Germany series to promote international higher education in Germany, Archie Pollock and Nannette Ripmeester have written a report about how international students see and value German higher education based on the data from i-graduate, including the International Student Barometer (ISB), StudentPulse (SP) and interviews.
BNR Zakendoen met: Nannette Ripmeester
University World News, 18 May 2013
The pessimism about doing a PhD does not reflect the experience of all students, as evidenced by increasing numbers of doctoral students and claimed by Hans de Wit and Nannette Ripmeester – aging populations and dropping interest among young people in sciences and engineering in developing countries require highly skilled people
University World News, 20 April 2013
With the rich world worrying about skills shortages, one solution being pursued is to boost the ‘stay rates’ of international students. “The global brain race – Robbing developing countries” refers to the summary done by Hans de Wit and Nannette Ripmeester about the measures taken to increase the stay rates of students
BNR Interview with Nannette Ripmeester
EU Crisis and Cultural Differences, November 2012
Expat on Air
Wereldomroep: An Interview with Nannette Ripmeester about looking for work in Portugal
Maurice Laparlière interviews Nannette Ripmeester about Portugal, February 2012
Interview with the Guardian
Careers Talk podcast: A graduate guide to job seeking abroad, August 2011
Lang leve het expat-bestaan?, August 2010.
EenVandaag, Dubai dreigt failliet te gaan. Gevolgen voor het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven?, 27 November 2009.
Intermediair, Ex-Expat. Na buitenlandse advontuur terug de Nederlandse file in, 12 November 2009.
Buitenlandse Markten, Europees netwerk voor vrouwelijk ondernemerschap, November 2009.
XPat Journal, Expatriated or not? That remains the question…, September 2009.
Andersom, Nederlandse werknemers focust meer op rechten dan op plichten, September 2009.
Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, De Braziliaanse werkcultuur – Emotie hoort bij communicatie, 10 August 2009.
Expatica News, Fewer expats sent abroad due to crisis, 15 June 2009.
Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, Minder expats naar buitenland door crisis, 11 June 2009.
Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, De Indiase arbeidsmarkt, 8 June 2009.
Het Financieele Dagblad, Verdreven uit het paradijs, 23 May 2009.
Management Team, Ga over de grens, 1 May 2009
Het Financieele Dagblad, Nederlanders zijn een eerlijke perzik, 4 April 2009.
Expatica HR Monthly, Belgian management culture, March 2009.
De Pers, Geen sexy naam, wel een sexy baan, 23 March 2009.
The Xpat Journal, What makes the Dutch Dutch, March-May 2009.
Expatica News, Spanish management culture, 26 February 2009.
BNR Nieuwsradio, Aan de Slag (Paul van Liempt interviewing Nannette Ripmeester), 18 February 2009.
WereldExpat, Internationale arbeidsmarkt tijdens de kredietcrisis. Waar doen zich welke arbeidsmarktkansen voor? 04 February 2009.
Erasmus Magazine, The Dutch are quite OK, 15 January 2009.
Dutch National Radio, BNR Nieuwsradio, 3 November 2008.
Pressmitteilung, Indien zu Besuch in Rotterdam, 31 October 2008.
Firmenpresse, Indien zu Besuch in Rotterdam, 31 October 2008.
Prcenter.de, Indien zu Besuch in Rotterdam, 31 October 2008.
Go-with-us, Indien zu Besuch in Rotterdam, 31 October 2008.
De Pers, Pendelexpats: De deeltijdexpat reist liever dan hij verhuist, 20 October 2008.
Press release University of Wageningen, Dutch Careers?, 14 October 2008.
WereldExpat, Werk zoeken in Italië of Spanje, 8 October 2008.
WereldExpat, Hoe vind ik een interessante baan na terugkeer in Nederland?, 18 June 2008.
Holland Handbook 2008-2009, Working in the Netherlands, May 2008.
Speakers Academy Magazine, De internationale deskundige, Spring 2008.
De Dag, Nederlandse expats in Londen, 28 February 2008.
Het Financieele Dagblad / FD Persoonlijk No. 8, Global Nomads in de Polder, 23 February 2008.
Dutch National Radio, BNR Nieuwsradio, 20 February 2008.
Baltic Development Forum, Summit Report 2007, Spring 2008.
WereldExpat, Welke werkkansen biedt een reus als China? De Oosterse Belofte, 25 January 2008.
Eurograduate Career Guide 2008, Crossing Borders, Career Guide 2008.
Baltic Development Forum, How to develop, attract and retain talent to the Baltic Sea Region, 5 November 2007.
Baltic Development Forum, How to creat better business opportunities in the Baltic Sea Region, 5 November 2007.
Itchy Feet,Looking for Work in Australia: Common Sense, Politeness and Modesty, p.62, No. 5, November 2007.
Foreign Exchange, Recruiting on the Polish Job Market: Take the Plunge!, 6 October 2007.
LET07, Don’t miss out on the small talk, September 2007.
Management Team/PW, Nederlandse directheid komt onbeschoft over, 6 June 2007.
Spits, Niet drinken en smalltalk, Do’s en don’ts op zakenreis, 9 February 2007.
Zakenreis, Zakenvrouwen staan hun mannetje, December 2006.
Elsevier, Hulp bij emigratie, 2 December 2006.
Delo, Expatriation work has to be carefully planned, 6 November 2006.
Dnevnik, Global Labour Mobility from an employers prospective, 26 October 2006.
Slovenia Dnevnik, European Labour Conference, 24 October 2006.
Slovenia Vecer, ‘Slovenian Foreign Investment in the Netherlands’ and a workshop about doing business with the Dutch, 24 October 2006.
Expatica News, “Kit in hand and ready to go“, Natasha Gunn, 21 September 2006.
Jan Magazine, The Expat Advisor: “A large bag of money is not enough to satisfy your partner”.
Gladjobs, “Europe: a single market for graduates“.
Prémio, “Flexibilização Precisa-se”, Gustavo Cunha, 5 May 2006.
Intermediair, “Werkzoeken in een Wereldstad”, Patrick IJzendoorn, 4 May 2006.
Het Financieele Dagblad, FD Persoonlijk, “Van expat naar ex-werknemer”, Ornella Porcu, 29 April 2006.
Brisk Magazine, Parel op CV, expat-ervaring must voor topmanagement, Bart Nagel, 24 January 2006.
Expatica News, “Manage your expatriates’ knowledge“, Natasha Gunn, 27 October 2005.
Seasons Frankrijk, “Werken met de Fransen”, Wim Schouten, September 2005.
Expatica News, “Is the Netherlands expat friendly?”, Lesley Thomas, 29 September 2005.
AM Magazine, “Dutch Business Women of the year contest”, July 2005.
The Independent, “How easy is it to find work in France or Germany?”,Caroline Haydon, 21 July 2005 Update.
Federatie Zakenvrouwen, “Netwerken presenteren zich”, June 2005.
NRC Handelsblad, “Emancipatie in Europa gaat heel traag”, Danielle Pinedo en Friederike Raat , 27 April 2005.
Science Next Wave, Dutch First Impressions: Cover letters and CVs in the Netherlands, Terry Vrijenhoek, February 2005.
Expatica News, “Remembering repatriates”, by Jennifer Hamm, December 2004.
Vanguardia, “El miedo a los extranjeros se extienda a la Union Europa, October 2004.
Het Financieele Dagblad, “Den Haag zat te slapen en wil nu tijd rekken”, 17 September 2004.
Nieuwsbrief Arbeidsmobiliteit CINOP/FNV, European Commission, “Do’s en dont’s in een ander land”, by Cindy Cloïn, June 2004.
Science Next Wave, Destination Europe, The Career Doctor, May 2004.
Memory Magazine, “Werken in Europa: best belangrijk”, by Wouter Boonstra, April/May 2004.
Irish Jobs, “Working Overseas – Your guide to job hunting in Europe, Debbie O’Halloran, April 2004.
Dagens Nyheter, “Pionjaren som banade väg för andra”, by Ingrid Hedström, 6 April 2004.
NEWSWEEK, “Fear of foreigners”, by Ginanne Brownell and Stryker McGuire, March 2004.
Wiener Zeitung, “Wenn alle nach Osten gehen”, by Michael Schmölzer, 12 March 2004.
Het Financieele Dagblad, “Arbeidsmarkt toetreders biedt ook volop kansen”, March 2004.
NRC Handelsblad, “Expat gaat pendelen”, by Danielle Pinedo, 24 March 2004.
Ost Magasinet, “Europaeisk arbejdskraft har kurs ostpa”, Gitte Redder, February 2004.
Intermediair, “Wachten tot de bui overdrijft”, by Roos Kuiper, 21 February 2004.
NRC Handelsblad, “Vrij verkeer werknemers is nog fictie”, 14 February 2004.
www.euractiv.com, “Fear of flood of cheap labour is exaggerated”, by Jacob Langved, 5 February 2004.
International Herald Tribune, “EU Enlargement, Don’t expect a cushy job bonanza for expats quite yet, Jennifer Joan Lee, 25 January 2004.
Press Releases of Expertise in Labour Mobility
“Careers Made in Rotterdam” – The event for international students is organised for the 6th time!
“Careers Made in Rotterdam” – The event for international students is organised for the 5th time!
“Careers Made in Rotterdam” – The event for international students is organised for the 4th time!
Japan Plans a Comeback!
‘Looking for work in Luxembourg’- The newly revised edition of ELM’s comprehensive guide to working in Luxembourg
‘Looking for work in Norway’- The newly revised edition of ELM’s comprehensive guide to working in Norway
‘Looking for work in Greece’- The newly revised edition of ELM’s comprehensive guide to working in Greece
‘Looking for work in Iceland’- The newly revised edition of ELM’s comprehensive guide to working in Iceland
‘Looking for work in International Organisations’- The newly revised edition of ELM’s comprehensive guide to working in the major international organisations