If we compare the Netherlands with other countries, this place offers a lot of possibilities,
and the difficulties to move here are easy to overcome.
My Dutch journey started one year ago. Back then, I was living in Spain. I found a professional opportunity in which I could learn more compared to the position I was at that time. And it was in that specific moment that I told myself: “why not to add some international flavour to my career?!”.
I accepted the challenge, and by moving to the Netherlands, I got access to a job with much better working conditions. It would be very difficult to achieve the same in Spain. At my current employer, I have a position that combines industry with high tech, which is the balance that I was looking for in my resume.
I should mention that during the first months the learning curve was quite steep, and I had to start over in a new field. My progress got stalled at the beginning, but I expect the situation to be reversed soon. On the other hand, something that I very much like about the Dutch working culture is that the stress is limited and the communication with my managers is direct and easy.
Moreover, here I can develop myself quite nicely. The day to day communication can be done in English very easily. This is something positive, but it could also be negative if you are learning Dutch and you want to practice the language because they will quickly switch to English to assure a more efficient and direct communication with you.
Likewise, this also could affect your relationships with local people, something that could be very much needed and appreciated when you are far from your family and friends.
Nevertheless, if we compare the Netherlands with other countries, this place offers a lot of possibilities and the difficulties to move here are easy to overcome.