Recruiter Marie José


February 5, 2020

Shannon ‐ Communications Coordinator

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Here's an interview with Marie José van der Meij, one of our Recruiters based in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Marie Jose van der Meij WORTH 3

Name: Marie José van der Meij

Job title: Recruiter NL

Known for: Marie José is known for always being happy and often having shaky hands.

Challenges of this role:

  • Responsible for contact with candidates from the vacancy intake, to the first moment of contact, up until the first two weeks on the job
  • Be part of the hiring process
  • Liaise with hiring managers and other internal stakeholders
  • Work together with the Marketing/Communications Team for Talent Branding
  • Ensure all candidates have a good landing their job and the organisation as a whole

1. How would you describe what you do at WORTH in one sentence?

I bring cool new people in.

2. What did you study, and why?

I studied Human Resource Management at Hogeschool Rotterdam. I chose this because I am both interested in organisations and people.

3. What three words would you use to describe WORTH?

Open-minded, fun, and adjustable.

4. What do you enjoy most about working at WORTH - and what part of your work in particular?

The people that work here make my job fun. In my role, I have a lot of conversations with people before they enter the company. These conversations are genuinely interesting, because I get to see a lot of people with very strong intrinsic motivators for the work that they do. At WORTH, we have a lot of expats. It is so amazing to see that these people make such a life changing decision to move to the Netherlands, and I get to be the first point of contact for them to make this decision.

6. What is your proudest moment at WORTH?

I remember when the first people that I got into WORTH did their First Week Presentation. After the presentations, some colleagues came up to me and said that they looked like cool people. That was a very proud moment.

7. Fun fact about you: what is your favourite movie or series?

My favourite movie is Moonlight Kingdom by Wes Anderson. It has a great 60s vibe, the look and feel is amazing and it shows that every shot was thought out carefully. In general, I really like Wes Anderson movies.

8. Bonus question, as one member of WORTH's Digital Zoo: if you were an animal, what would you be?

I like to think I am a butterfly. I like to flutter around the office and spread joy among my colleagues.

Interested in joining WORTH? Check our our job openings, we would love to hear from you!