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Belgium


Finding a job

How to find a job

 

In Belgium, several routes can be taken to find work and job vacancies:

 

Public employment services

  • In Wallonia: Le Forem
  • In Flanders: the VDAB
  • In the Brussels- Capital Region: Actiris
  • In the German-speaking Community: the ADG.

 

Other labour market actors

  • Recruitment and selection agencies
  • Selor (the Belgian Federal Government’s civil service selection agency)
  • Businesses
  • Temporary employment agencies.

 

Media

  • Internet
  • Social/professional network sites (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).

 

Press

The national press is a good source of job advertisements, especially at the weekend. The most important Dutch-language newspapers are as follows: De Morgen, De Standaard,

Het Nieuwsblad, De Tijd, Het Laatste Nieuws. Meanwhile, the leading French-language newspapers are as follows: La Dernière Heure, Le Soir, La Libre Belgique, La Meuse, L’Echo. In German: GrenzEcho.

Local advertising newspapers and regional newspapers (Vlan, JobsRégions, etc.).

 

There are also many ‘hidden’ vacancies; in other words many vacancies are never published. This means that speculative applications can also be worthwhile. The ‘hidden’ jobs market can be accessed via business directories, social media and business networks, newspaper articles and other labour market analyses in professional journals, etc.

 

Text last edited on: 09/2021