Many of you have come to the Netherlands as an expatriate – placed or transferred here by your employer – so that most of the important things have been taken care of for you. On the other hand, many of you have not come here with the full company support system behind you. If this is the case, there are a number of things you need to know before entering the job market, such as: the make-up of the Dutch employment market, finding a job here as an expatriate, Dutch labor law, the Dutch social security system, the possibilities of continuing the social insurance legislation of your country of origin in the Netherlands and how to go about setting up your own business.