Excerpted from the Netherlands Career Guide
Cover Letter Guidelines
A personalized and tailor-made cover letter is not always a necessary document with a job application. The cover letter used to be highly regarded; however, recruitment agencies are more interested in your CV. The length of a cover letter should not exceed one page, and ideally would be two to three paragraphs.
Résumé / CV Guidelines
For the Netherlands job market, start your CV with your name, address, telephone number, email address and nationality. Date and place of birth might also be included, but nowadays, a LinkedIn address is considered a must. The section with personal details is followed by a personal profile in which you tell the reader who you are, what motivates or inspires you and what makes you special in relation to the position you are applying for.
You'll find more advice and cover letter and resume samples in the complete Netherlands Guide.