Hugo Valdivia, MBA, CPCC

Hugo Valdivia, MBA, CPCC

Career Coach

As a Career Coach certified by the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW-CC), Hugo has been living in the Netherlands since early 2012. That year, he moved to Rotterdam to pursue his MBA degree from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at the Erasmus University. Despite turbulent times affecting the European and Dutch job market, he successfully managed to transition from the supply chain industry to his dream career in corporate finance. He was offered not one, but two positions in international organizations shortly after graduating in March 2013. He shares his strategies and some practical advice in a free article that you can download here.

Since then he has climbed steadily the corporate ladder in finance, transitioning from Analyst to Controller and then on to Manager roles. In parallel, he has acted as a coach and mentor for international professionals who moved to the Netherlands. His experience as an expat involves different processes related not only to the job market (application for 30%-ruling, for instance) but also to residence and integration in general (going through the “inburgering” procedure to mention one). He is a Dutch permanent resident since the beginning of 2018.

He considers his skills and coaching style to be unique, due to his professional background and first-hand experience on what it takes to tackle the job-hunting process in the Netherlands. His past employers include international players such as KraftHeinz or TomTom. His knowledge and coaching skills have received overwhelmingly positive reviews as seen in the following testimonials:

Hugo is amazing when it comes to giving insights about how to move to Europe as an expat! Highly recommend him!

Esra B.

Digital Marketing Analyst

Hugo gave me very insightful and valuable advises regarding my future career plans and concerns in my mind. He shared his insights on finance industry and recent drivers in the general job market.

Ilyas U.

Budget and Reporting Manager

Hugo experience is helpful and insightful. His advice covers essential areas for a job-seeker such as market, job search tool, CV and networking.

Phuong T.

Chief Accountant

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