So, I've been on an AD reserve list for more than eight months now and so far things have been highly uneventful. I knew beforehand that being on a reserve list is no guarantee to land an actual job. I also knew that the wait might be long. Yet reading some of the comments on this forum I get the impression that most laureates have the opportunity to apply for positions on a relatively regular basis and are invited to interviews from time to time. Just wondering if that impression is correct?
In my case there have only been three vacancies posted in my EPSO account so far for which I was eligible. I did not apply for the first vacancy, thinking it wasn't exactly what I was looking for and I still had plenty of time left before the end of the validity period of my reserve list (it's still valid for another two and a half years). In the second case, my application was not pursued any further. I am currently still awaiting a response with regard to my last application and to my frustration, the deadline for applications has already been extended with several weeks... twice.
Are there any linguists here with similar experiences? Also, I would be very grateful for any tips for concrete steps I can take to improve my chances. I find it rather unnatural to sit around waiting for a phone call.