A new way of finding work- through Borrel-ing!
By Thomas Ansell
The BaanBorrel is a simple but incredibly clever idea. On March 9 and March 10, a series of casual ‘Borrels’ will be held in six locations across Groningen and Drenthe. You turn up, grab a drink, and get networking. So far, so normal. But what marks the BaanBorrel as different is that half the people in the room are local employers, all of whom are on the look-out for new staff.
So, within 15 minutes of arriving, you could have a job offer for a sociable, active, and most importantly flexible job right near where you live.
Almost everyone has a hospitality job on their CV, whether their first ‘real’ job in the local pub, or something that went alongside their studies. Aside from it being one of the most sociable forms of working, the hospitality industry is ideal for those who are fleet-of-foot, need something that works around their schedule, and enjoy meeting people.
By complete chance, the hospitality sector in Groningen and Drenthe is also desperate for new staff. Aside from a general lack of people to fill job roles, more and more outlets understand the use of having an International or three on their team- especially when large events such as the TT in Assen, or ESNS in Groningen fill their bars, restaurants, and hotels from across the world.
Appingedam, Assen, Groningen, Midwolda, Tolbert, and Winsum will all be hosting their own BaanBorrel on 9 and 10 March. Everyone is invited, but to get on the guest-list and participate in the matchmaking scheme (run by the experts at the UWV and Werk in Zicht) just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org