United Work Jobfit Support Program

Coaching and supporting programs are developed and organized entirely by United Work.

United Work’s main goal through the job-fit support program is to assist candidates prepare professionally for active job-seeking in Turkish Business Life in accordance with the market expectations and with both written and unwritten rules, be more aware of their interpersonal and employee skills and getting to know expectations of companies and Turkish daily business life generally.

At the end of the program candidates are expected to:

  • be more aware of cultural differences between Syrian, Turkish and Dutch cultures,
  • discover more about yourself in terms of one’s talents, values, goals, abilities etc.,
  • realize the importance of employee skills in daily business life,
    understand how to pitch and present oneself effectively,
  • be efficient in how to write a CV and prepare their CV in a professional way,
  • recognize the main principles of job interview process and gain the soft-skills to be successful at work.

United Work offers several programs. The duration changes according to the program. Different subjects are covered during course days. The method of coaching is in classes either plenary or in subgroups sometimes individually but always interactive. Games, flipcharts, laptops, individual worksheets, exercises, questionnaires are used on a large scale.

Are you going to find me a job?

Our first mission is trying our best to find you a job. We depend on the wishes of our clients. We have an extended and varied network, so we can guarantee you a bigger chance of finding a job.

If I participate in your program, can you guarantee me a job?

Eventhough we will do our best, we can not guarantee you a job. However, you will be in our database and this is an ongoing-process.

I am only interested in one particular job. Could you help me?

Our main goal is to get you as quickly as into business life, to make you a legal employee. We can only provide you the job positions that our clients offer us. If you participate in our program we expect you to consider every vacancy. Even if it is below your standard line of work, it might be a good start for a legal position.

Do I need a work permit?

Yes, you do. Acccording to Turkish Labour Law, it is not allowed to work without having a work permit. United Work supports you to get a work permit within a few weeks. Once you get a work permit under a company, the permit is only valid for that company. In the meantime, if you switch to another job, you have to get a new permit.

What kind of jobs are available at United Work?

It depends on the vacancies we receive. Our clients are mainly looking for ‘blue-collar’ workers. Blue-collar work may involve skilled or unskilled manufacturing, sanitation, construction, mechanical maintenance,technical installation and many other types of physical work. Also jobs in restaurants or shops. A higher level academic education is often not required for many blue-collar jobs. However, certain fields may require specialized training, licensing or certification as well as a high school diploma.

I don’t speak Turkish, would that be a problem?

For trainings, no. We provide training programs both in English and Arabic. However, it is a mere fact that intermediate level of Turkish speaking increases your chance of finding a job in Turkish labour market.

Once I started my job, can I still be in contact with United Work?

Of course. We like to stay in touch and hear from you. If there are problems in reference to your job (communication, safety, rights, harassment), please inform us. We will try to support you as much as we can.

If you want to join our programmes, please make contact with us.