1. How long have you been working in the Netherlands?
After highschool i was looking for an international education experience to further develop myself. I chose holland because the well-designed education system and the open culture. I have been working in the Netherlands for almost 10 years since graduation from university.
2. What do you do for iPS? Explain your job.
I work as a recruiter at iPS and I see myself as a career match-maker. Helping people get the most out of their career and empowering people is what I love to do. Thanks to the platform of iPS, for it works hand in hand with industry leaders in the energy, offshore and maritime industry, I can get in contact with talents globally and help them realize their ambition. It gives me a strong sense of satisfaction to see candidates thriving in their new role.
3. What are the biggest differences between the Netherlands and China? What surprised you the most?
The directness of Dutch people can still shock me from time to time, but I really appreciate it. Being honest and direct can make the communication a lot more efficient as sometimes in Chinese culture people can be too polite to say what they really mean, which makes it hard to communicate via a phone call without noticing their non-verbal signals.
4. What do you miss the most about China?
My family and Chinese food, by that I do not mean “Chinese tomatensoep” 😉 Luckily there are more and more authentic Chinese restaurants opening up in the Netherlands.
5. Was it hard to integrate?
No, Dutch people are very friendly and open. I got lots of help over the years and I love Dutch culture.
Our iPS Select colleagues are working at their offices around the globe. We celebrate our multicultural DNA, because together we can achieve more. We introduce three of our colleagues who live and work in different countries than the country in which they were born. Why did they make their choice? What are the differences they experience? Read their stories.