Transito & Venturn Workshop: Get the Job (done)!


Location: Mandeville building
Date: 6th of April 2016

Dear UPTE students,

As strategic partner with Venturn, we are happy to offer you a job application and assessment training. With your specialization urban, port and transport economics, you are an attractive candidate for many organizations in the maritime and logistics industry, but success in a job application requires some additional knowledge and skills. For this reason, Venturn, in association with Transito, offers you the training Get the Job (done)! The purpose of the training is to fully inform you on how to get the desired job, including all stages from start to finish, i.e., preparation of a CV, writing a motivation letter, the interview, and, finally, doing an assessment.

Get the Job (done) is a training, but also as real as it can be. You are asked to make an application through Venturn’s Young Professional Program at any one of its relations in the maritime and logistics industry. A table with the names of these organization is included on the next page. Venturn commits to pitch good applications to the chosen organization, so there is a real chance to get a job offer.

Please choose the organization of your preference from the table on the next page and write your application based on that company. We will use these applications in the job application and assessment workshop on 20 May, to show you what makes a good application and how you can improve. We build on theory as well as our own experiences. Also an application strategy is set out; after the training you should know how to prepare for an application in writing a letter, build up a cv, prepare for an interview set and an assessment.

This workshop will be given by Juliette Janssen, Consultant Executive Search & Assessor and Michiel Drenth Manager Executive Search, both working with Venturn People & Performance.

Programme “Get the job (done)!”

10h00 – Kick-off

10h15 – Do’s and don’t do’s in motivation letters with examples

10h45 – Do’s and don’t do’s in cv’s with example

11h15 – Theoretical outline on motivation letter and cv.

11h30 – Theory on the full application procedure. 1st, 2nd, 3rd interview, with whom etc. What can be expected, what are the do’s and don’t do’s during an interview? This can relate to attitude and behavior, how much talking, inappropriate remarks, improvement points/not being able to mention your learnings

12h00 – Break

13h00 – Selection of good candidates based on motivation letters and cv’s: explanation of the attractiveness of these candidates, and lessons for further improvement. Your cv and motivation letter will be handed back to you with comments/remarks.

13h35 – Reflection by other students: what did you do and would do now differently

13h45 – Two on stage interviews with ‘volunteers’ (10 min interview; 5 min feedback)

14h00 – ±5min individual speeddate sessions in 3 separate rooms: 2 min pitch and interview questions afterwards, with Michiel Drenth (Manager Executive Search & Assessor), Wijnand Paauwe (Manager Young Professionals Programme) and Juliette Janssen (Consultant Executive Search & Assessor)

15h00 – Theory Assessments, what can you expect and how could you prepare.

15h30 – Venturn Logical Indicator test.

16h00 – Venturn Pitch by the Venturn Young Professionals.

Young Professional Relations of Venturn:

APM Terminals
Van Oord
Nile Dutch
Den Hartogh Logistics
Port of Rotterdam
De Verkeersonderneming
Harding Safety SA
HES International BV
Hamburg Süd
Thyssen Krupp Veerhaven
EECV (Ertsoverslagbedrijf Europoort CV)
Havenschap Moerdijk
Zeeland Seaports
Euroports, Antwerpen
Smit Lamnalco
Maersk Line
Van Gansewinkel
European Gateway Services (EGS)
European Bulk Services (EBS)
RH Marine
Acta Marine