Hi,
we are intercultural talents!

Our goal is to connect higher educated non-natives to a suitable employer.

Discover here what we can do for you and how.
The program works. Now let it work for you!

What is in it for you as a higher educated non-native?

Personal branding

Presenting yourself on the job market and the way how you do that, is especially important. Let us make (future) employers notice you.

We are CEO’s of our own companies: “Me Inc”.

Finding a suitable job

Some tools are more successful or suitable to convince future employers. Learn which ones, meanwhile keeping an eye on what is the right focus for a non-native.

Succesful people are not necessarily gifted. They just work hard and success is a logical result.

Networking

What if you don’t know anyone in your new environment, let alone in the field you want to work in? Networking is our speciality and we’ll be happy to share our knowledge with you.

It is not who you know, but who knows you.

Explore opportunities

We will show you how to look for and recognize opportunities on the job market, and connect with future employers.

Sometimes opportunity knocks, but most of the time it sneaks up and then quietly steals away.

How does it work?

Your journey to success!

It all starts with a single first step and will take maximum 12 months.

The goal is to support and guide you as a non-native speaker towards the Belgian job market and connect you with local companies. As job coaches we are constantly building bridges and expanding networks in order to give you the maximum opportunities to succeed!

We can help you if you fit the following requirements:

  • home address in Limburg (BE)
  • currently of previously a non-Belgian nationality
  • in possession of the necessary documents to work in Belgium
  • minimum a bachelor degree from non-Belgian institute
  • minimum level A2 Dutch speaking
  • have a clear vision about your job target (what kind of job)
  • being highly motivated to reach that job target together with your job coach

Totally convinced?

Or maybe not quite yet, but want to know more?

We 're waiting on the other side!

Interview with the job coach
Through a personal meeting, we get to know each other and we disclose the full details of the program.
1
Jobhunting training in group
Group training together with your peers of other high educated non-natives looking for a job on level. We cover 5 topics: personal branding, CV and motivation letter, networking, using VDAB tools and the job interview.
2
Weekly individual contact with your job coach
Each week, we take a moment to follow up on applications, networking, branding, ... together. This is a moment where anything can be put on the table and how you feel in the process.
3
Starting a job or an internship
After having secured a position successfully in a company, as a job coach we stick by your side for the first three months and help you get settled in.
4

As an employer,

it is not always easy to find the right person for a certain position. But believe us, there are so many highly motivated people out there. And the best part is: they can not wait to meet you and convince you of their qualities!

We might be able to help!

Meet some of our talents!

Meet Tuba

"Accounting is the language of business. I can be your translator."

° Orignally from Turkey, currently living in Alken for the past seven years
° Degree: Bachelor in Business Administration (Anadolu University)
° 4 years of accounting experience in companies in Turkey f.e. Fiat
° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), Dutch (level B2) and English (level A2)

Meet Adriano

“I Want To Contribute In Technology Because It is the Back bone Of the new Generation”.

° From Rwanda, now living in Houthalen-Helchteren for the past 6 months
° Degree: Bachelor and Masters of Science in Information and Technology (Kabale University & Jomo Kenyatta University)
° I have been IT Technician for the last 8years with strong ability in Computer Support and Network Engineering. Offering computer installation, configuration and System (Server) Administration.
° Certificates: CompTIA A+ Technician • Internet Society Certificate • CCNA Academy
° Language skills: Kyarwanda (maternal), English (level B2), French (level B2) and Dutch (level A1 – just started online classes)

Meet Alejandra

“The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.” Working with processes is my true calling.

° Formerly from Colombia, currently residing in Millen (Sint-Truiden) for 6 months now
° Degree: Industrial Engineer (Universidad Autonoma de Occidente)
° 6 years of experience in customer service following the Lean Manufacturing method, risk analysis and process quality control
° Language skills: Spanish (maternal), English (level B1) and Dutch (level B1)

Meet Joyce

“The value of information management is never for its own sake, but to provide insight and make a leap in innovation, quality improvement and raising customer satisfaction.”
I love analysing data to achieve all this.

° UK born, living in Hasselt for about 8 years
° Degree: Master of Science and PhD in Computer science, Doctor in Phylosophy
° 5+ years experience as a data analyst in profit and non-profit organisations and government agencies
° Language skills: English (maternal) and Dutch (level B2)

Testimonials

testimonial_hanna

If in the process of searching of a “dream” job you meet sombody who can help you to overcome difficulties en obstacles - you are very lucky. I have met Ilse and she not only opened the doors of Belgian work market for me, she did make me believe that everything is possible and pushed me to do what I’ve always dreamed to do. And I succeed. And we did it together!

Hanna Sherfedinova
Ecologist
testimonial_okwara

I had already two engineering masters from the top Belgian Universities but due to the challenges of securing a job as an immigrant especially because of language limitation, I had to retain my student's job which was to work as a cleaner. Ilse through HOA's@work made it possible that I now work as an Engineer. Don't settle for less, call an Ilse.

Okwara Franklyn Chidalu
Engineer
testimonial_niels

With great respect for and understanding of the culture, possibilities, interests, talents and needs of both parties, Ilse seeks to create spaces where employees and employers can flourish together in a safe working environment. During past 2 years, she inspired me to give multiple non-native employees an opportunity in my team, for which I am very grateful. Ilse combines enthusiasm and passion for people with realism to make things happen. She well-prepared and continuously supported both the employees and myself as employer. An extremely professional matchmaker.

Niels Dewil
Customer & Operational Insights Manager

Where can you find us?

Corda Campus Incubator – Gebouw A
Kempische steenweg 303 bus 200
3500 Hasselt

C-mine Crib
C-mine 12
3600 Genk

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