Jacqui de Gruyter13-02-2023 3:52 PM
Easy tips for a perfect CV for app developers
Creating a resume can be a hell of a job. You need to sell yourself to the company that you would like to work with. You’ll want to present yourself in the best way possible, with all the relevant information highlighted. As a tech recruiter I see many resumes on a daily basis. Some are good, some are bad, but most resumes I see have great potential and could be greatly improved with just a few tiny tweaks. This way you have an opportunity to make the best possible first impression as a developer ánd as a professional.
Jacqueline de Gruyter08-02-2023 4:46 PM
Do this before you start applying to jobs!
Finding a job can be quite stressful. A job determines so many different factors in your life: income, growth opportunities, relationships (colleagues) and happiness are all to a degree related to your job. It is therefore important that yóu are in control of why and when you apply so you can make the right move at the right time. That is the surefire way to ultimately find your next dream job. To help you with this, we put together a blog with tips, tricks, do’s and don’ts when searching and applying for a job. From searching, CV writing, applying and the job interview itself. Let’s get into it!
Brouwers31-01-2022 4:53 PM
Join the Coffee Coding Meetup with Maike
Whether you are a seasoned programmer or learning to code Apps. You have questions, or simply want to be in the environment of other like-minded friends. Join the Coffee coding meetup. This meet up is part of the Appsterdam community. Appsterdam is a volunteer-run, non-profit community which organizes events for App Makers, by App Makers. Appsterdam provide infrastructure to support the app ecosystem with weekly lectures, weekly bar meetups, peer support, tech events and more. Their goal is to bring people together, no matter what background or skill level you possess.
Jacqueline de Gruyter27-01-2022 11:12 AM
Freelance vs employment for app developers – What are the pros and cons?
It is probably an important choice for many software developers after a number of years of employment: do I stay employed, or do I take a plunge in the deep and start working as a freelancer? Figures from Dutch Bureau of Statistics show that IT specialists are in the top 10 professions with the most freelancers. More than one in five IT professionals is self-employed. Not a big surprise perhaps, you earn more as a freelancer and you get more space to do your work as you see fit. In addition, you can choose projects or clients that appeal to you.
Maike Warner08-12-2021 10:20 AM
Should I share my code when applying for a job?
Worldwide, millions of developers share their projects with a version control system. As a developer you can choose to share your code or keep it private. The great thing about a version control system is that it is possible to manage different versions and fall back on a previous version if something goes wrong. Sometimes developers make their projects public on purpose, so that other developers can contribute to their project and implement changes. Maybe you like to participate in projects yourself as well. It is also good fun to show your code to the world after all, your code is something to be proud of.
Jacqueline de Gruyter05-08-2021 10:54 AM
5 tips to help you relocate to the Netherlands as App Developer
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!
Jacqueline de Gruyter13-07-2021 2:23 PM
Discover the app community in The Netherlands
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.
Jasper Tolsma03-06-2021 4:44 PM
Flutter and Dart: The Future!
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).
Jacqueline de Gruyter02-12-2020 4:25 PM
Hack your cv!
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. Write about where you want to be Does your CV still match your dreams and ambitions, and...
Brouwers01-12-2020 12:06 PM
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...
Jacqueline de Gruyter25-11-2020 1:04 PM
Salary Negotiations: How To
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...
jacqueline de Gruyter24-11-2020 2:33 PM
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...
de Gruyter23-11-2020 4:19 PM
Leadership: What’s your style and how to tweak it.
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...
Jacqueline de Gruijter19-10-2020 1:42 PM
Upgrade your CV
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 If you have been working on your resume for a while, it is easy...