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Desperate to start working again! (Amsterdam)

Hello fellow expats,
My name is Petra and i am a Visual Communication Designer. I have relocated to Amsterdam with my husband almost a year ago and although I have an MA in Communication Design from St. Martins, a diverse portfolio and 10years experience in both print and digital media, i have not been able to find a job. I am listed in most expat & creative local recruitment sites and have had some interviews. Twice i was shortlisted, but in the final rounds i was not selected :( Everywhere i get very positive feedback for my work but in the end no job. It is very frustrating indeed.

I am also learning dutch, i have now reached basic conversation skills.

Is there something i haven't done right? Is it my age? I am 37. Is it that i have been unemployed for almost 2 years now? Please advise.

Meanwhile, do you need a native English speaker to improve your English or a native Greek speaker to learn some Greek? Please contact me.

Your help, advise or job offer would be greatly appreciated in this appalling financial climate we are all caught in!

I wish the best for all,
Petra Yioutsou Dawson
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