Prepare for your career
Do you want to be optimally prepared for your career? On the Leiden University Career Zone you can find everything you need to start working towards your future career. You can also contact the university’s Career Services for advice on career preparations and choices during your studies.
Leiden University Career Zone
The Leiden University Career Zone is an online portal that can help you to optimally prepare for your future career. Here you can find the following and much more:
- Career Planning roadmap
The Career Planning module consists of four steps to help you prepare for the job market: 1. Know yourself (personal profile), 2. Explore the job market (career profile), 3. Develop your (job application) skills and 4. Find a job (vacancy).
- Explore the labour market
Which jobs and fields of work match your education? What does the current labour market look like?
- Career tests
Take professional career tests and learn more about yourself and the types of job that would suit you.
- Employability skills
Work on your application skills, such as your CV, LinkedIn profile, cover letter and interview, networking and other employability skills.
- Career stress
Looking for a job or shaping your study career can bring tension. Read more about how to deal with this and also the experiences of staff, alumni and students that have shaped them throughout their careers, about 'successes and setbacks'.
- Job Portal
In the Leiden University Job Portal you will find vacancies for internships, side jobs, starter jobs and voluntary work. You will also find job sites in various sectors.
- Alumni Mentor Network
Get in touch with Leiden alumni for career advice, information and tips.
Leiden University’s Career Services advise students and recent graduates on the transition from study to first job. You can contact your faculty Career Service for:
- Career and internship guidance
- Career-related study choice guidance
- Job application advice
- CV, LinkedIn, job application checks
- Workshops and events
Every faculty has its own Careers Services. Find out more about the Career Services