PETER HOOGSLAG

Project Coordinator, Navingo BV

"This sector still has something magical," says Peter Hoogslag. As Project Coordinator at Navingo he has close contact with various companies active in the sector. In addition to working hard, he also thinks it is important to have development opportunities and a good work atmosphere. He found that at Navingo. "What's great, because you see your colleagues more often than your own friends and family."

During the final year of his study Small Business & Retail Management, Peter wanted to graduate from a small and medium-sized business and was referred to Navingo through a known person. Although he was unfamiliar with the company and the sector, it felt good right away. "I immediately noticed the nice atmosphere within the company, but also the combination of young colleagues and colleagues with the necessary knowledge and experience from both the media and the industry itself appealed to me", says Peter. So he chose to do his graduation internship at the media company.

A GREAT HONOUR

"Within Navingo I researched the optimization and further development of the online Navingo Career Platform. This consists of theMaritiemeVacaturebank.nl, Career Guide, Career Update and the Navingo Career Event (formerly Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) ", Peter explains." My goal was to investigate how all these products could connect better to jobseekers in the sector, and how this could be translated into one large platform. "After handing in his research, he got the opportunity from Navingo to realize it." A great honor " Peter laughs. "Actually, I wanted to go on studying, but it soon turned out that I was having such a great time at Navingo, that I put this aside and started working full time."

GETTING STARTED AS A PROJECT COORDINATOR

Three years later, Peter works as a Project Coordinator. "I am co-responsible for delivering the annual print and online edition of the Navingo Career Guide." For this, he is often in contact with customers and he thinks along with the content, layout, look and feel and distribution of the Navingo Career Guide. "I am very pleased with the new Career Guide 2019, which you are currently reading. We have changed the course a lot with a nice result. I hope it inspires many readers to think about going to work into this industry or continuing to work, "says Peter proudly.


In addition, Peter is responsible for the MaritiemeVacaturebank.nl and is the all-rounder within the sales team. "I support the account managers and occasionally visit companies to advise them in the area of employer branding." And that never gets boring. "You visit the most impressive places, because this sector has something magical." Finally, Peter is now busy developing and devising what he once started at Navingo: the Navingo Career Platform. "I am very happy that after a lot of research and thought-out with the team, the platform is actually coming this year!"

PARTY EVERY DAY

It are also his colleagues who ensure that this young professional goes to work with pleasure every day, besides the various projects. “In addition to working hard, it is also very nice and there is a lot of laughter. What's great, because  you see your colleagues more often than your own friends and family. You really build a relationship with the team. I also learned a lot from them ", says Peter enthusiastically. And he is grateful to Navingo for that. "Navingo showed me a lot of confidence from the start and gave me the right incentives and challenges to find out what I liked and where I wanted to develop myself. There is a lot of freedom within the function, which obviously has a certain expectation. "

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