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Jacqueline de Gruyter05-08-2021 10:54 AM
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App Development in The Netherlands is booming business! So much so that HR-departmenst of app-agencies are having difficulties keeping up with the growth of the industry, resulting in lots of vacancies and not enough highly skilled, experienced app-developers to fill all these positions. App developers from outside of The Netherlands have noticed this too: not only are there plenty of interesting jobs available, the Dutch standard of living and labour circumstances are very attractive too!
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Jacqueline de Gruyter13-07-2021 2:23 PM
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In The Netherlands we have  a thriving app community. Creative events, interesting meetups and great knowledge-sharing platforms, everything is available right here. We thought it would be a good idea to spread the love and share some of the coolest, most interesting ideas and events in this blog.
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Jasper Tolsma03-06-2021 4:44 PM
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Flutter is an open source, cross platform UI toolkit based on Dart and developed by Google. It’s aim is to speed up the development of apps. Because Dart ‘translates’ to native code for both Android and iOS it significantly cuts back development time  compared to building parallel apps in Kotlin (Android) and Swift (iOS).
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Jacqueline de Gruyter02-12-2020 4:25 PM
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No matter what plans you have for your next step, assignment or job, having a great CV is crucial to getting there. Here at The House of Appril we see lots of really good resumes during the week, but unfortunately also some that could do with some extra attention. Oftentimes, we see CV’s that are on the right track, but could benefit from a couple of really easy hacks. Even as an experienced ‘CV writer’  you can use these hacks. How? In this blog you can read all about hacking your CV. Use them, you only got one chance to make a great first impression. Ask for help Soms zie je door de bomen het bos niet meer, met andere woorden: bepaalde...
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Brouwers01-12-2020 12:06 PM
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Miss Appril Launches The House of Appril  Amsterdam - The House of Appril is a new recruiting agency specialised in native software developers. This new platform is entirely dedicated to connecting app professionals and companies. Firmly rooted in the Dutch app community, The House utilizes their unique ecosystem of knowledge, expertise and jobs to create the best match between professional and company.  “With The House of Appril, we aim to connect all professionals involved in the creation of mobile apps: from concept to app store”, says founder Jacqueline de Gruyter. “We do this based on four pillars that organically exist within the company: Our large network, vacancies, our training programmes and our events like the appril festival, meetups and as a partner...
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Jacqueline de Gruyter25-11-2020 1:04 PM
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A new job is a good opportunity to improve your salary, but salary negotiations can be quite stressful. How do you maintain a friendly relationship, even when the negotiations get tough, and how do I make sure my opening offer is at least in the ballpark? Even though negotiating your salary is a very difficult skill to master, with a few tips and good preparation you can create a head start for yourself. Being factual and prepared ensures that your argument is taken seriously. Keep reading to see how you can create the right conditions for a successful salary negotiation. Know what you are worth Before you start negotiating your salary, it is important to know the boundaries of what you can...
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jacqueline de Gruyter24-11-2020 2:33 PM
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Leadership: What’s your style and how to tweak it. Change and uncertainty are constant factores in the environment in which we operate now. Changing markets situations, new innovations that change the way we work and management replacement all impact or our day-to-day operations. This year the pandemic has most people working from home, with no physical contact possible. For some companies this actually meant growth and growth is also change and it has to be dealt with primarily online. Increasingly we navigate complex problems to seek out the opportunities we need. Complex problems ask for collective initiative and action. The way you lead matters. It has an impact on the culture of your organisation and the ability of your team or orgization to work with change. In other words the...
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de Gruyter23-11-2020 4:19 PM
Leading a team will ask different skills and capacities than you have had to use before. Growth, both personally and as a team/organisation, means more change. Change is also part and parcel of the environment in which you operate. So, the question ‘What's your leadership style and how do you improve it’, should really be howto successfully lead a team in an environment of change. And how to lead so that your team and organisation can reach its full potential. To do so we need to examine your leadership style,in order to take it to the next level.   My goal is that you will walk away at the end of the workshop with a: What kind of leader are you? Reflect on...
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