The wait is almost over for those keen to participate in the 2020 EPSO Secretaries competition...
Applications OPEN THIS THURSDAY!
It has been quite a while since an opportunity has come up to take part in a selection process for such a profile - the last competition of this nature took place in 2017.
That's why ON THURSDAY, EU Training will hold a FREE LIVE Information Webcast to discuss all the key components of this competition and how best to prepare for each stage. The recording of this session is now available to view here for FREE.
Presented by András Baneth, Europe's #1 expert on EU careers, a former EU official and author of The Ultimate EU Test Book 2005-2020, find out first-hand what to expect from this selection process.
This 60-minute webcast will start at 12:30pm (Brussels time) on Thursday, 25 June.
It is completely FREE to take part. All you need to do is register to attend the live session. (Please make sure you are logged into your EU Training account when registering).
So, what should you do while you wait...
1. ENSURE YOU GET THE LATEST UPDATES AND NOTIFICATIONS
Benefit from helpful hints, advice and competition updates. Join the conversation and get connected with other candidates via the EPSO AST and SC Exams Facebook group.
2. REGISTER FOR THE FREE WEBCAST
If you can't attend the live session on this date/time, no problem!
Register for this session anyway and we will add the recording to your EU Training account as soon as it is loaded to the website. This way you can view it any time you want, as many times as you want. Easy!
YOU CAN VIEW THE RECORDING OF THIS INFORMATION SESSION HERE:
3. USE THIS SUMMER TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Applications will close on 8 September.
The next step after that will be an exam round at the start of the competition.
This is a preliminary testing round used to eliminate a number of candidates right at the beginning - so it's a good idea to utilise this time over the summer to enhance your skills in the relevant areas.
Luckily for you, we have a whole suite of EPSO preparation resources available for you to get ready for these tests.
STEP 1: Watch these FREE "Beginner's Guide" webinars
- Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Verbal Reasoning Test
- Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Numerical Reasoning Test
- Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Abstract Reasoning Test
- Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Organising & Prioritising Test
STEP 2: Gain more insights by working through a number of exercises with an expert
- Maths Refresher For Numerical Reasoning
- Pro Tips For The EPSO Verbal Reasoning Test
- Pro Tips For The EPSO Numerical Reasoning Test
- Pro Tips For The EPSO Abstract Reasoning Test
- Pro Tips For The EPSO Organising & Prioritising Test
STEP 3: Start to regularly do practice tests
Regular and consistent practice over an extended period of time is the key to improving your proficiency in these tests.
It takes time to become familiar with the different types of questions that can be posed per test type, and more importantly, to become fast at completing them. This doesn't happen overnight, so use this extra time to your advantage. Practice packages for the 2020 EPSO Secretaries competition are available here
Are you new to EPSO Competitions?
EU Training offers a wealth of practice materials for all stages and levels of the EU institutions’ selection exams.
If you have a question or need additional help in understanding the EPSO processes, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Want to see what these EPSO Pre-Selection exams look like?
Try our FREE EPSO Exam Demo
Unsure how the EPSO selection process works?
View our sort video - ‘New to EPSO Competitions’