7 FREE EU Careers Workshops You Don't Want To Miss

Throughout April and May EU Training held a series of live workshops, which discussed a different EPSO or EU recruitment topic each week.

Presented by András Baneth, a former EU Official and best-selling author of The Ultimate EU Test Book, the insights and expertise he shares via each workshop are sure to inspire.

These recordings are now all available for you to watch any time you want, as many times as you want. Enjoy!

 

#1 - YOUR CAREER IN EU AFFAIRS: WORKING FOR OR WITH THE EU

Interested in international and European affairs but don't know where to start looking for jobs?

This workshop discusses the way towards an EU career, whether you work "for" or "with" the EU Institutions, as an official, diplomat, consultant or lobbyist.

Gain valuable insights into this stimulating career choice and get answers to questions such as:

  • What types of positions are available in Brussels?
  • Where and when can you apply for these?
  • How does the recruitment process work?
  • How can you optimise your chances of getting selected?
  • What opportunities are there to work with the EU?
  • What strategies can you employ so you stand out from the crowd?

After watching this workshop recording, we hope it will help you to better understand what EU career opportunities are out there and start you on your path towards an outstanding EU job.

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#2 - THE EU RECRUITMENT SYSTEM FROM A-Z

It can take a bit of time to get your head around the complexities of the EPSO selection process, so we've gone and done the hard work for you...

This workshop will walk you through the different stages of an EPSO competition, so you can be fully prepared for what awaits you during this highly competitive process.

Making it onto a Reserve List is your primary goal, but to get there preparation is key for success, as well as, understanding what assessors will be looking for in the ideal candidate at every stage of the selection process.

Gain essential tips on how to navigate this recruitment system and get answers to questions such as:

  • When can I participate in an EPSO competition?
  • Am I eligible to apply?
  • What is a Talent Screener?
  • How do the computer-based tests work?
  • What types of intermediate tests can I expect?
  • What happens at an Assessment Centre?
  • Am I guaranteed a job once I make it onto a Reserve List?

After watching this workshop recording, we hope that it will give you a clear picture of how EPSO selects candidates to be placed on a Reserve List, and how you can prepare effectively for each stage of a competition so you stand out from the crowd.

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#3 - EPSO COMPETITIONS - A LOOK AT EU SELECTION PROCESSES

There's a lot of confusion out there about the different types of EPSO competitions.

We often get asked the question - "what is the difference between this and that competition...and which one am I eligible to apply for?"

So let's take a look at the different types of competitions that regularly come up and explore what differentiates each one.

This workshop will debunk the mystery of each competition type by delving into the following questions:

  • What is a 'CAST' competition?
  • What is a 'Generalist' competition?
  • What is a 'Specialist' competition?
  • What is an 'Internal' competition?
  • What makes each of these competitions unique?

After watching this workshop recording, we hope it will help you to discover which type(s) of competition(s) is right for you, so you can fully take advantage of new EU career opportunities as they come up.

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#4 - UNDERSTANDING EPSO COMPETENCIES AND VALUES

Specific competencies and EU values play an extremely important role in each and every EPSO competition's selection process.

The tests/exercises that you will need to complete will be built around measuring these key competencies - especially once you get to the Assessment Centre.

Possessing a clear understanding of what assessors will be looking for when evaluating your strengths in each competency area, will greatly help you to excel and attain high scores. While EU values form the foundation of how situations and outcomes are judged within this context.

As a former EU Official, András Baneth will share with you his first-hand experiences while exploring the following questions:

  • What are the 8 key ESPO competencies?
  • What does each competency mean within this context?
  • How is your strength per competency measured?
  • What are the key EU values?
  • How can I improve in each competency area?

The goal of this workshop is to help you build a deeper understanding of each EPSO competency that assessors will be judging you on and to highlight the key EU values, so you can better prepare and excel in the exercises you will be asked to complete as part of your competition.

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#5 - HOW TO WRITE A CV OR COVER LETTER THAT GETS YOU AN INTERVIEW

Looking for a job in European affairs? Applying to EU agencies, consultancies, NGOs but not getting many call-backs?

Don’t get frustrated. You’ve already come a long way! All you may need now is a little help tweaking your CV and cover letter to land that dream EU job.

This workshop has been designed to help you identify areas of improvement in your CV and cover letter, as well as, offer valuable advice and insights from someone that has been through the process and knows what EU institutions seek in these applications.

Our aim is to offer you implementable strategies to enhance your application and together we'll take a look at common mistakes made on CVs / cover letters and how to position yourself better for a European affairs job.

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#6 - CV & COVER LETTER CLINIC

This is a very practical and hands-on session where we review a selection of real CVs and Cover Letters.

During this session András Baneth - our resident EU careers expert - analyses these submissions and offers advice on what the strong and weak points are in each document.

He also highlights what recruiters and HR officers look for when recruiting within the EU institutional context, and suggests best practices to employ to perfect your application.

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#7 - HOW TO WRITE BETTER EMAILS AND BE MORE PRODUCTIVE AT WORK

Emails are such an essential component of our everyday personal and work life, but you probably don't give much thought to perfecting your email writing skills. It's time to change that!

Email writing skills can reveal so much about you, plus it can significantly influence your productivity.

During this insightful session, András Baneth tackles the following areas of interest:

  • When you should not write an email (but use a different channel or tool)
  • Formatting and layout best practices to get a quick response
  • The subject line: what to do and what to avoid
  • Case Study #1: The guest speaker invitation email
  • Case Study #2: When you messed up and need to fix a problem
  • 7-step methodology to craft difficult emails

You can access here the "10 Things To Remember When Communicating With EU Commission Staff" infographic featured during the presentation.

You may also find this article by boredpanda.com an interesting read - "Stop Saying “Sorry” And Say “Thank You” Instead"

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