I hope everyone is safe and well.
I am very (very) new on the all EPSO process and was wondering if someone could share views. I have been working as a competition legal counsel for 5 years and was wondering the best way to get in DG Comp. I keep checking on the EU Commission job portal but I still do not really know how this works.
I have not identified any notice of competition for positions in DG Comp (except economists which is not my field of expertise).
I hear that there are many off the radar job positions and people applying directly to the units with the DG they would like to join, but I dont know whether this really works (if so, whats the purpose of EPSO then if people can directly submit application to the DGs?) and if this works for DG Comp.
I understand that the priority is to pass Epso competitions, but what if there are no open positions ? Do you still pass the Epso competitions (for CAST?) and wait for positions to open, or the other way around ?
I know a lot of you are Epso experts so please accept my apologies if I sound uninformed - I really was not looking at joining an EU institution very recently!
Many thanks for your answers