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what is it like when you pass the exams?

Anonymous (not verified) Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:07

I found a topic of a Polish translator from 2012 who successfully passed his exams and waited 3 monhts till the day of the post. Is it quite normal that your dream work is not waiting for you, but on the contrary, you are waiting to be choosed?

Any tips or experiences that you could share, plaese?

michal1 Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:38

I ment 'still waited for a job will the day of his post' ;)

anna Sun, 05/03/2015 - 23:10

3 months is nothing. It depends on the list and on the cv of each candidate. There are laureates who wait years before they land a job. I would say that up to a year it is normal and even lucky.

trollepso Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:13

anna 3 months is nothing. It depends on the list and on the cv of each candidate. There are laureates who wait years before they land a job. I would say that up to a year it is normal and even lucky.

This. There are many factors to be taken into account (nationality/ professional experience -it's very difficult to be recruited as an administrator if you've only worked for 1 or 2 years after graduating / contacts) and the recruitment process takes much longer than a few months.

strangequark Mon, 05/11/2015 - 22:37

I'm on a reserve list (AD5) since more than two years now. I knew from the beginning that being on a reserve list is only a precondition, not a guarantee to get recruited as an EU official.
Having rather limited workexperience so far, I knew I wouldn't be among the first ones to get recruited. It's quite possible that I'll never become an EU-official. But I still have some hope left, that it might happen.

I am writing applications from time to time, but there aren't too many vacancies that suit my profile. Right now the institutions seem to look for economists primarily. The lawyers on my reserve list also got recruited quickly.

So far I've had two job interviews, one was ok, but I haven't been chosen. The other one didn't go that well, party because I didn't really want that particular job and wasn't a very good match for the position.

Hope that helps.

Andras Baneth Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:22

strangequark

Hi Strangequark, if you send me your CV and cover letter, happy to take a look and see if we can help optimize it so you get invited to more interviews. Just mention in your mail via the customer support that the email is for me. Kind regards, Andras / Online EU Training

Forgetyou Tue, 05/12/2015 - 15:09

Hi,
I've been on a specilist reserve list (lawyer-linguist) for over two years and got invited to one interview only (but not chosen). Additionally, I'm on another general EPSO competition reserve list since last year (AST in legal matters) and have not been contacted yet (sent 7-8 applications). My impression is therefore that getting on the reserve list is, at best, 50% of the "job done". I don't know - may be the way the number of succefful candidates on a reserve list is determined is not very reliable, or the demand is not that high or simply there are better candidates than ;)) That said, I'm preparing for the upcoming AD5 competition so not giving up )) Good luck.

mishtone Tue, 05/12/2015 - 18:39

We have a secret FB group of the laureates of the latest AD5 (Generalist and Audit) competition. The results of the competition were released at the beginning of April and most of the 14 people currently in the group already had / were invited to interviews. Some of them (myself included) to more than 1.

Guess it depends a lot on the profile, experience, location, whether one already works for the Institutions, how actively ones applies etc.

Online EU Training Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:17

Hi, I just ran a webinar on tips for those who are on a reserve and are looking for a job. Also happy to help with a CV review if you think that can be helpful, free of charge (time permitting). Just send a mail via our Support/contact page and ask them to forward to me and I'll get in touch with you. Kind regards, Andras Baneth

Hi Andras,

REPER2018AD32 Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:22

Hi Andras,

I have just landed on a reserve list. Where can I find your webinar?

Kind regards

Miguel

Hi Miguel,

David @ EU Training Wed, 09/12/2018 - 09:17

Hi Miguel,

Congrats, the webinar is available under this link.

Cheers, David

SameStory Sat, 05/16/2015 - 14:27

ForgetyouHi,
I've been on a specilist reserve list (lawyer-linguist) for over two years and got invited to one interview only (but not chosen). Additionally, I'm on another general EPSO competition reserve list since last year (AST in legal matters) and have not been contacted yet (sent 7-8 applications). My impression is therefore that getting on the reserve list is, at best, 50% of the "job done". I don't know - may be the way the number of succefful candidates on a reserve list is determined is not very reliable, or the demand is not that high or simply there are better candidates than ;)) That said, I'm preparing for the upcoming AD5 competition so not giving up )) Good luck.

I've been on a different specialist reserve list for almost two years now. No interviews, even the quota has not been lifted yet. I am sure they are not very precise with the planning - no one from the list had been recruited when I inquired on the number at the end of last year.

The webinar is paid? Wasn't

limusina3_122080 Sat, 11/10/2018 - 03:42

The webinar is paid? Wasn't said for free?
About tips yo get final job

Explain why is released

limusina3_122080 Mon, 11/12/2018 - 08:22

Explain why is released certain number of vacancies and later if you passed all the exams you dont get the job...

The number of laureates is

strangequark Mon, 11/12/2018 - 09:00

The number of laureates is higher than the actual need for new officials on purpose. It is calculated this way: reported need * x = available number of places on reserve list