EPSO Administrator Exam Preparation Services

Methodology Webinars for Administrators

EU Training’s selection of methodology webinar recordings and upcoming live events is a great way to enhance your existing knowledge of the EPSO tests and to improve on your exam preparation skills. So what’s the difference between a ‘Live Webinar’ and a ‘Webinar Recording’? Scroll down to find out.

Webinar NameAvailable Purchases
Live
30 Jun €50

Description

If you have been invited to the Assessment Centre stage of the Administrator Generalists (AD5) competition, or have a Motivational Interview as part of your competition, you're probably wondering...

  • What's the best way to prepare for the Motivational Interview?
  • What is EPSO aiming to measure through this test?
  • How will the results of this test affect my overall Assessment Centre score?

This session has been designed to answer your queries and offers a strategic approach to tackle this test.

Topics Covered

  • What is "Motivation" and how is it measured?
  • Motivational factors to work in an EU institution
  • The importance of this test at the Assessment Centre
  • The structure of the Motivational Interview
  • What is EPSO looking for?
  • Analysis of Motivational Interview anchors
  • Preparing for the Motivational Interview
  • Preparation resources, useful websites, books

Technical Information

When: Due to the coronavirus, this event has been postponed to a later date. 
Time: 17:00-18:00 (Brussels Time)
Webinar Length: 60 minutes
Where: Online - available from anywhere in the world.

 

How Can I Join The Live Webinar?

  • Please reserve your spot at the live webcast, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right. (Please make sure you are logged into your EU Training account first. If you do not have an account yet, you can register here).
  • The item will automatically appear in your EU Training account's Practice Centre.
  • The link to the live webinar will be available immediately via the Practice Center, under the "MY WEBINARS" block, however additional instructions will be sent via email 30 minutes before the event's start time.

Who should purchase this webinar?

  • Anyone who has been invited to the Assessment Centre of the EPSO Administrators Generalist (AD5) competition
  • Anyone who has a Motivational Interview as part of their competition.

What's included?

  • Access to the live event
  • Full recording after the live session
  • Presentation slides and any additional supplementary materials

Presenters: 

Anna Schmidt

  • Extensive HR experience within the EU Institutions as a former recruiter
  • Participated in a large number of selection procedures and has interviewed thousands of candidates

Andras Baneth

  • Co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book - Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers

 

Recording Free

Description

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.

Topics Covered

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

Technical Information

 

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars” section on the right-hand side.

Who should view this recording?

  • Anyone who is considering an EU career as a public servant at an EU institution. 
  • Anyone who would like to improve on their email writing skills and work productivity. 

How long is this recording?
60 minutes

What's included?

  • Access to the event's recording
  • Presentation slides and any additional supplementary materials

Presenter: Andras Baneth

  • Author of The Ultimate EU Test Book and co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book - Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU career

CV & Cover Letter Clinic With Q&A

Trainer: András Baneth

Recording Free

Description

This will be a very practical and hands-on session where we will review a selection of real CVs and cover letters from our customers.

András Baneth - our resident EU careers expert - will analyse these submissions and offer advice on what the strong and weak points are in each document.

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

Technical Information

 

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars” section on the right-hand side.

Who should view this recording?

  • Anyone who is considering an EU career as a public servant at an EU institution. 
  • Anyone who would like to improve on their CV and cover letter writing skills. 

How long is this recording?
60 minutes

What's included?

  • Access to the event's recording
  • Any additional supplementary materials

Presenter: Andras Baneth

  • Author of The Ultimate EU Test Book and co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book - Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU career
Recording Free

Description

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 online 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 will take a look at common mistakes made on CVs / cover letters and how to position yourself better for a European affairs job.

Technical Information

 

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars” section on the right-hand side.

Who should view this recording?

  • Anyone who is considering an EU career as a public servant at an EU institution. 
  • Anyone who would like to improve on their CV and cover letter writing skills. 

How long is this recording?
60 minutes

What's included?

  • Access to the event's recording
  • Presentation slides and any additional supplementary materials

Presenter: Andras Baneth

  • Author of The Ultimate EU Test Book and co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book - Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers
Recording Free

Description

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.

Topics Covered

As a former EU Official and best-selling author of The Ultimate EU Test Book, 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 aim of this online workshop is to 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. 

Technical Information

 

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars” section on the right-hand side.

Who should view this recording?

  • Anyone who is considering an EU career as a public servant at an EU institution. 
  • Anyone currently participating or planning to participate in an EPSO competition. 

How long is this recording?
60 minutes

What's included?

  • Access to the event's recording
  • Presentation slides and any additional supplementary materials

Presenter: Andras Baneth

  • Author of The Ultimate EU Test Book and co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book - Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers
Recording Free

Description

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.

Topics Covered

As a former EU Official and best-selling author of The Ultimate EU Test Book, András Baneth 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 online workshop, we hope it will help you to discover which type(s) of competition is right for you, so you can fully take advantage of new EU career opportunities as they come up.

Technical Information

 

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars” section on the right-hand side.

Who should view this recording?

  • Anyone who is considering an EU career as a public servant at an EU institution. 
  • Anyone who would like to better understand the specifics of the different EPSO selection processes / competition types and the various ways to get a job at an EU institution. 

How long is this recording?
60 minutes

What's included?

  • Access to the event's recording
  • Presentation slides and any additional supplementary materials

Presenter: Andras Baneth

  • Author of The Ultimate EU Test Book and co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book - Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers

 

Recording Free

Description

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... 

During this live session, we'll 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.

Topics Covered

As a former EU Official and best-selling author of The Ultimate EU Test Book, András Baneth will provide you with essential tips on how to navigate this recruitment system and answer 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 online workshop, 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.

Technical Information

 

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars” section on the right-hand side.

Who should view this recording?

  • Anyone who is considering an EU career as a public servant at an EU institution. 
  • Anyone who would like to understand how the EPSO selection process works and how EU institutions recruit staff.

How long is this recording?
60 minutes

What's included?

  • Access to the event's recording
  • Presentation slides and any additional supplementary materials

Presenter: Andras Baneth

  • Author of The Ultimate EU Test Book and co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book - Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers
Recording Free

Description

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

During this workshop session, we will discuss the way towards an EU career, whether you work "for" or "with" the EU Institutions, as an official, diplomat, consultant or lobbyist. 

Topics Covered

As a former EU Official and best-selling author of The Ultimate EU Test Book, András Baneth will pass on valuable insights into this stimulating career choice and answer 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 online workshop 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.

Technical Information

 

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars” section on the right-hand side.

Who should view this recording?

  • Anyone who is considering an EU career as a public servant at an EU institution. 
  • Anyone interested in finding out what types of career opportunities are available to work for or with the EU institutions. 

How long is this recording?
60 minutes

What's included?

  • Access to the event's recording
  • Presentation slides and any additional supplementary materials

Presenter: Andras Baneth

  • Author of The Ultimate EU Test Book and co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book - Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers
Recording €85

Description

A great opportunity has presented itself - an EPSO competition that matches your area of expertise and qualifications has been announced.

Now it's time to complete your application, which also includes filling out a Talent Screener.

At first glance, this Talent Screener may seem like just another section of the application form, but in fact, it plays a crucial role in the selection process. Getting this part wrong can easily jeopardise your chances of moving through to the next stage of the selection process - which you don't want to risk. 

During this webinar our EPSO experts will delve deep into all aspects of the Talent Screener - how it is scored, common mistakes candidates make and offer tips on how to prepare a stellar Talent Screener. 

Topics Covered

  • Specialist Competitions
  • What is a Talent Screener
  • Example questions
  • How is the Talent Screener scored?
  • The golden rules for preparing a stellar Talent Screener
  • The usual mistakes
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Preparation resources
  • Q&A session with EPSO experts

Technical Information

How can I access this webinar?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre”, on the right-hand side, in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should watch this webinar?

  • Anyone who is undertaking an EPSO competition, where a Talent Screener is required to be completed as part of the application process. 
  • Relevant for all profiles.

When was this webinar recorded?
This is a recording of the 25 September 2019 LIVE webinar

How long is this recording?
Approximately 60 minutes

What will I receive?

  • Full recording 
  • Presentation Slides
  • Q&A Document

Who are the presenters?

Anna Schmidt

  • Extensive HR experience within the EU Institutions as a former recruiter
  • Participated in a large number of selection procedures and has interviewed thousands of candidates

Andras Baneth

  • Author of The Ultimate EU Test Book
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers

EPSO Competency Based Interview Insights

Trainer: András Baneth

Recording €85

Description

Before you start preparing for the Assessment Centre stage of your EPSO competitions take the time to understand the specifics of each test that you will encounter during this exam phase.

This webinar offers a detailed overview of the General Competency Based Interview and the Specific Competency Based Interview (also known as Interview in the Field) components of the EPSO Assessment Centre. It explores the methodologies to get the highest scores, gives practical advice on how to prepare for these types of interviews and how to present the information assessors are looking for. In addition, it offers useful references to valuable preparation resources, websites and background reading materials.

Topics Covered

  • Competency VS Knowledge
  • Difference between the General and Specific Competency Based Interview
  • Competencies being measured
  • What assessors look for
  • How to structure your answers
  • Body language
  • Typical questions
  • 7 Deadly Sins
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Preparation resources, useful websites, books
  • Live Q&A session with EPSO experts

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre”, on the right-hand side, in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should attend?
Anyone who is undertaking a Competency Based Interview exam as part of their EPSO Assessment Centre.

When was this webinar recorded?
This is a recording of the 14 February 2019 LIVE webinar

How long is this recording?
Approximately 90 minutes

Presenters:

Andras Baneth

  • Co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers

Anna Schmidt

  • Extensive HR experience within the EU Institutions
  • Participated in a large number of selection procedures and has interviewed thousands of candidates

EPSO Group Exercise Insights

Trainer: András Baneth

Recording €85

Description

Before you start preparing for the Assessment Centre stage of your EPSO competitions take the time to understand the specifics of each test that you will encounter during this exam phase.

This webinar offers a detailed overview of the Group Exercise component of the EPSO Assessment Centre and explores the methodologies to get the highest scores, gives practical advice on how to prepare for this exercise and how to navigate the complexities of this test. In addition, it offers useful references to valuable preparation resources, websites and background reading materials.

Topics Covered

  • What is a Group Exercise?
  • Competencies being measured
  • What assessors look for
  • The EPSO Group Exercise structure
  • Group Exercise best practices
  • Dealing with a dominant team member
  • Body language
  • How to do the Group Exercise well
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Preparation resources, useful websites, books
  • Q&A session with EPSO experts

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre”, on the right-hand side, in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should attend?
Anyone who is undertaking a Group Exercise exam as part of their EPSO Assessment Centre.

When was this webinar recorded?
This is a recording of the 12 February 2019 LIVE webinar

How long is this recording?
Approximately 60 minutes

Presenters:

Andras Baneth

  • Co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers

Anna Schmidt

  • Extensive HR experience within the EU Institutions
  • Participated in a large number of selection procedures and has interviewed thousands of candidates

EPSO Oral Presentation Insights

Trainer: András Baneth

Recording €85

Description

Before you start preparing for the Assessment Centre stage of your EPSO competitions take the time to understand the specifics of each test that you will encounter during this exam phase.

This webinar offers a detailed overview of the Oral Presentation component of the EPSO Assessment Centre and explores the methodologies to get the highest scores, gives practical advice on how to structure your time and present well. In addition, it offers useful references to valuable preparation resources, websites and background reading materials.

Topics Covered

  • The EPSO Oral Presentations structure
  • Competencies being measured
  • What assessors look for
  • How to present the right way
  • Flipchart best practices
  • Body language
  • Common presentation mistakes
  • How to answer follow-up questions
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Preparation resources, useful websites, books
  • Q&A session with EPSO experts

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?​

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre”, on the right-hand side, in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this webinar?
Anyone who is undertaking an Oral Presentation exam as part of their EPSO Assessment Centre.

When was this webinar recorded?
This is a recording of the 7 February 2019 LIVE webinar

How long is this recording?
Approximately 90 minutes

Presenters:

Andras Baneth

  • Co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers

Anna Schmidt

  • Extensive HR experience within the EU Institutions
  • Participated in a large number of selection procedures and has interviewed thousands of candidates

EPSO Motivational Interview Insights

Trainer: András Baneth

Recording €50

Description

There is a lot of speculation about the new Motivational Interview test added by EPSO to the Assessment Centre of the Administrator Generalists (AD5) competition. If you have been invited to the Assessment Centre stage of this competition, you're probably wondering...What's the best way to prepare for this type of test? What is EPSO aiming to measure through this test? How will the results of this test affect my overall Assessment Centre score? This session has been designed to answer your queries and offers a strategic approach to tackle this test.

(Important disclaimer: this is the first time that EPSO requires this test in a competition. The advice given during this session cannot be guaranteed with absolute certainty but is based on many years of experience observing EPSO's testing practices.)

Topics Covered

  • What is "Motivation" and how is it measured?
  • Motivational factors to work in an EU institution
  • The importance of this test at the Assessment Centre
  • The structure of the Motivational Interview
  • What is EPSO looking for?
  • Analysis of Motivational Interview anchors
  • Preparing for the Motivational Interview
  • Preparation resources, useful websites, books

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre”, on the right-hand side, in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this webinar?

Anyone who has been invited to the Assessment Centre of the EPSO Administrators Generalist (AD5) competition

Presenters:

Andras Baneth

  • Co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers

Anna Schmidt

  • Extensive HR experience within the EU Institutions
  • Participated in a large number of selection procedures and has interviewed thousands of candidates

Introduction To The EPSO Assessment Centre

Trainer: András Baneth

Recording Free

Description

Is this your first time at an EPSO Assessment Centre? Are you feeling nervous about the processes and unsure of what to expect on the actual day? Will you be attending one of our Assessment Centre Classroom training sessions or Master Classes and want to get the maximum out of the test simulations? This FREE webinar is designed to bring you up to speed on the practical aspects of the EPSO Assessment Centre so you feel relaxed and informed about what you'll encounter. 

Topics Covered

This webinar offers a brief introduction to the EPSO Assessment Centre tests:

  • Overview of the EPSO Assessment Centre
  • Competency matrix and its relation to the various exercises
  • Case Study overview
  • Group Exercise overview
  • General Competency Based Interview overview
  • Specific Competency Based Interview and Field Interview overview
  • What is a Motivational Interview?
  • Oral Presentation overview
  • Preparation resources, useful websites, books
  • Questions from real candidates answered

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars" section on the right-hand side.

Who should watch this webinar?

  • Anyone who needs to attend an Assessment Centre as part of their EPSO competition.
  • Relevant for all profiles

What is included?

  • Full recording after the live session
  • Webinar transcript and presentation slides.

Presenters:

Andras Baneth

  • Co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers

Anna Schmidt

  • Extensive HR experience within the EU Institutions
  • Participated in a large number of selection procedures and has interviewed thousands of candidates
Recording €50

Description

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 90 minute online 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.

"It was a most valuable webinar. Congratulations for the initiative. In my professional life, I had long waited for such a set of helpful information regarding CV and cover letter format." - Giovava, Italy.

Topics Covered

  • Common mistakes made on CVs and cover letters
  • How to position yourself better for a European affairs job
  • 5 selected CVs and cover letters will be deconstructed and analysed, offering actionable insights.

Technical Information

How can I access this webcast?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre”, on the right-hand side, in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this webcast?

Anyone looking for a job in in European affairs that would like to enhance the effectiveness of their CV or cover letter.

About András Baneth:

  • Senior partner at EU Training
  • Author of The Ultimate EU Test Book
  • Held over a hundred EPSO webinars 
  • Expert on EU careers and former EU official
Recording Free

Description

Before you start preparing for the Language Comprehension Test of your EPSO competition, take the time to understand the specifics of this test so you can apply these valuable insights and improve your test score.  

This FREE webinar offers a detailed overview of the Language Comprehension Test. It is theory focused, outlines basic and advanced test methodologies, highlights strategies on how to tackle such questions and offers useful tips to enhance time efficiency.

Topics Covered

  • EPSO Language Comprehension Test Overview
  • Design of Language Comprehension Test Items
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Verbal Comprehension
  • Verbal Fluency
  • Language Comprehension Test Concepts
  • Examples
  • Vital Tips and Tricks

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars" section on the right-hand side.

Who should view this webinar?

  • Anyone who is required to undertake the Language Comprehension Test as part of their EPSO Competition’s Pre-Selection phase.
  • Predominantly relevant for Linguist profiles.

About Megan Byrt

  • Business Psychologist who specialises in training and psychometric assessment.
  • Wide range of experience in designing and delivering assessments, especially for graduates.
  • Runs training sessions on psychometric test methodologies and how to excel in them.
Recording €85

Description

Before you start preparing for the Organising & Prioritising Test of your EPSO competition utilise this opportunity to work through sample questions with our trainer. Apply the practical lessons you’ll learn via this session to improve on your test score.

This webinar recording offers the opportunity to work through questions of increasing difficulty together with the trainer and learn from the strategic tips acquired along the way from an expert in the field.

Before you undertake the Pro Tips For The EPSO Organising & Prioritising Test webinar it is recommended however, that you first view our FREE Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Organising & Prioritising Test webinar. It offers a detailed summary of the Organising & Prioritising Test and highlights all the crucial test methodology and theory you need to know. 

Topics Covered

  • Overview.
  • Participants are given 2 minutes to solve a question and vote for the correct solution.
  • Correct answer revealed followed by presenter’s question debrief.
  • Q&A opportunities throughout.
  • 10 sample Organising & Prioritising questions in total, covering a range of relevant question types.

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre”, on the right-hand side, in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this webinar?

  • Anyone who is required to undertaking the Organising & Prioritising Test as part of their EPSO Competition’s Pre-Selection phase.
  • Predominantly relevant for Assistant and Secretary profiles.

About Robin Bott

  • Chartered Occupational Psychologist, specialising in selection testing.
  • Designed hundreds of psychometric test questions.
  • Runs training sessions on psychometric test methodologies and how to excel in them. 
Recording Free

Description

Before you start preparing for the Organising & Prioritising Test of your EPSO competition, take the time to understand the specifics of this test so you can apply these valuable insights and improve your test score.  

This FREE webinar offers a detailed overview of the Organising & Prioritising Test. It is theory focused, outlines basic and advanced test methodologies, highlights strategies on how to tackle such questions and offers useful tips to enhance time efficiency.

Following on from this theory based webinar is our Pro Tips For The EPSO Organising & Prioritising Test webinar, which is practical focused, fully interactive and applies the knowledge acquired from the Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Organising & Prioritising Test webinar.

Topics Covered

  • EPSO Organising & Prioritising Test Specifics
  • Solving Organising & Prioritising Test Questions Overview
  • Organising & Prioritising Test Challenges
  • Question Type: Timetables
  • Question Type: Comparisons
  • Question Type: Stock Levels
  • Question Type: Scheduling
  • Question Type: Project Resourcing
  • Vital Tips and Tricks

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars” section on the right-hand side.

Who should view this recording?

  • Anyone who is required to undertaking the Organising & Prioritising Test as part of their EPSO Competition’s Pre-Selection phase.
  • Predominantly relevant for Assistant and Secretary profiles.

About Robin Bott

  • Chartered Occupational Psychologist, specialising in selection testing.
  • Designed hundreds of psychometric test questions.
  • Runs training sessions on psychometric test methodologies and how to excel in them. 

Pro Tips For The EPSO Situational Judgement Test

Trainer: Ben Williams

Recording €85

Description

Before you start preparing for the Situational Judgement Test of your EPSO competition utilise this opportunity to work through sample questions with our trainer. Apply the practical lessons you’ll learn via this session to improve on your test score.

This webinar recording offers the opportunity to work through questions of increasing difficulty together with the trainer and learn from the strategic tips acquired along the way from an expert in the field.

Before you undertake the Pro Tips For The EPSO Situational Judgement Test webinar we recommend that you first view our FREE Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Situational Judgement Test webinar. It offers a detailed summary of the Situational Judgement Test and highlights all the crucial test methodology and theory you need to know.

Topics Covered

  • SJT Overview
  • Participants are given 1.5 minutes to solve a question and vote for the correct solution
  • Correct answer revealed followed by presenter’s question debrief
  • Q&A opportunities throughout
  • 10 sample Situational Judgement questions in total, covering a range of relevant question types

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre” on the right-hand side in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this recording?

  • Anyone who is undertaking an EPSO Competitions
  • Relevant for all profiles

How long is this recording?
Aprroximately 60 minutes

About Ben Williams:

  • Senior Occupational Psychologist, specialising in selection testing.
  • Over 20 years' experience in the field of designing psychometric tools
  • Senior EU Training partner
Recording Free

Description

Before you start preparing for the Situational Judgement Test of your EPSO competition, take the time to understand the specifics of this test so you can apply these valuable insights and improve your test score.

This FREE webinar offers a detailed overview of the Situational Judgement Test. It is theory focused, outlines basic and advanced test methodologies, highlights strategies on how to tackle such questions and offers useful tips to enhance time efficiency.

Following on from this theory based webinar is our Pro Tips For The EPSO Situational Judgement Test live webinar, which is practical focused, fully interactive and applies the knowledge acquired from the Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Situational Judgement Test webinar.

If a live session of the Pro Tips For The EPSO Situational Judgement Test webinar is currently not being advertised, it can be accessed as a recording as well.

Topics Covered

  • EPSO Situational Judgement Test Specifics
  • Solving Situational Judgement Test Questions Overview
  • How Situational Judgement Tests Are Scored
  • The Competencies And Values That Underlie The Questions
  • How To Approach The Test
  • Vital Tips and Tricks

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars” section on the right-hand side.

Who should view this webinar?

  • Anyone who is undertaking an EPSO Competitions
  • Relevant for all profiles

How long is this recording?
30 minutes

About Robin Bott:

  • Chartered Occupational Psychologist, specialising in selection testing.
  • Designed hundreds of psychometric test questions.
  • Runs training sessions on psychometric test methodologies and how to excel in them.

 

Pro Tips For The EPSO Abstract Reasoning Test

Trainer: Ben Williams

Recording €85

Description

Before you start preparing for the Abstract Reasoning Test of your EPSO competition utilise this opportunity to work through sample questions with our trainer. Apply the practical lessons you’ll learn via this session to improve on your test score.

This webinar recording offers the opportunity to work through questions of increasing difficulty together with the trainer and learn from the strategic tips acquired along the way from an expert in the field.

Before you undertake the Pro Tips For The EPSO Abstract Reasoning Test webinar it is recommended however, that you first view our FREE Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Abstract Reasoning Test webinar. It offers a detailed summary of the Abstract Reasoning Test and highlights all the crucial test methodology and theory you need to know.

Topics Covered

  • Abstract Reasoning Overview
  • Participants are given one minute to solve a question and vote for the correct solution
  • Correct answer revealed followed by presenter’s question debrief
  • Q&A opportunities throughout
  • 15 sample Abstract Reasoning questions in total, covering a range of relevant question types

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre” on the right-hand side in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this recording?

  • Anyone who is undertaking an EPSO Competitions
  • Relevant for all profiles

How long is this recording?
60 minutes

About Ben Williams:

  • Senior Occupational Psychologist, specialising in selection testing.
  • Over 20 years' experience in the field of designing psychometric tools
  • Senior EU Training partner

 

Pro Tips For The EPSO Verbal Reasoning Test

Trainer: Ben Williams

Recording €85

Description

Before you start preparing for the Verbal Reasoning Test of your EPSO competition utilise this opportunity to work through sample questions with our trainer. Apply the practical lessons you’ll learn via this session to improve on your test score.

This webinar recording offers the opportunity to work through questions of increasing difficulty together with the trainer and learn from the strategic tips acquired along the way from an expert in the field.

Before you undertake the Pro Tips For The EPSO Verbal Reasoning Test webinar it is recommended however, that you first view our FREE Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Verbal Reasoning Test webinar. It offers a detailed summary of the Verbal Reasoning Test and highlights all the crucial test methodology and theory you need to know.

Topics Covered

  • Verbal Reasoning Overview
  • Participants are given two minutes to solve a question and vote for the correct solution
  • Correct answer revealed followed by presenter’s question debrief
  • Q&A opportunities throughout
  • 8 sample Verbal Reasoning questions in total, covering a range of relevant question types

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre”, on the right-hand side, in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this webinar?

  • Anyone who is undertaking an EPSO Competitions
  • Relevant for all profiles

How long is this webinar?
60 minutes

About Ben Williams:

  • Senior Occupational Psychologist, specialising in selection testing.
  • Over 20 years' experience in the field of designing psychometric tools
  • Senior EU Training partner

 

Recording Free

Description

Before you start preparing for the Verbal Reasoning Test of your EPSO competition, take the time to understand the specifics of this test so you can apply these valuable insights and improve your test score.

This FREE webinar offers a detailed overview of the Verbal Reasoning Test. It is theory focused, outlines basic and advanced test methodologies, highlights strategies on how to tackle such questions and offers useful tips to enhance time efficiency.

Following on from this theory based webinar is our Pro Tips For The EPSO Verbal Reasoning Test live webinar, which is practical focused, fully interactive and applies the knowledge acquired from the Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Verbal Reasoning Test webinar.

If a live session of the Pro Tips For The EPSO Verbal Reasoning Test webinar is currently not being advertised, it can be accessed as a recording as well.

Topics Covered

  • EPSO Verbal Reasoning Test Specifics
  • Solving Verbal Reasoning Questions Overview
  • Guidelines from a Designer’s Perspective
  • Concepts
  • Vital Tips and Tricks

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars” section.

Who should view this recording?

  • Anyone who is undertaking an EPSO Competitions
  • Relevant for all profiles

How long is this recording?
30 minutes

About Megan Byrt:

  • Business Psychologist who specialises in training and psychometric assessment.
  • Wide range of experience in designing and delivering assessments, especially for graduates.
  • Runs training sessions on psychometric test methodologies and how to excel in them.

 

Pro Tips For The EPSO Numerical Reasoning Test

Trainer: Ben Williams

Recording €85

Description

Before you start preparing for the Numerical Reasoning Test of your EPSO competition utilise this opportunity to work through sample questions with our trainer. Apply the practical lessons you’ll learn via this session to improve on your test score.

This webinar recording offers the opportunity to work through questions of increasing difficulty together with the trainer and learn from the strategic tips acquired along the way from an expert in the field.

Before you undertake the Pro Tips For The EPSO Numerical Reasoning Test webinar it is recommended however, that you first view our FREE Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Numerical Reasoning Test webinar. It offers a detailed summary of the Numerical Reasoning Test and highlights all the crucial test methodology and theory you need to know.

Topics Covered

  • Numerical Reasoning Overview
  • Participants are given two minutes to solve a question and vote for the correct solution
  • Correct answer revealed followed by presenter’s question debrief
  • Q&A opportunities throughout
  • 8 sample Numerical Reasoning questions in total, covering a range of relevant question types

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?
Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right. Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre”.

Who should purchase this recording?

  • Anyone who is undertaking an EPSO Competitions
  • Relevant for all profiles

How long is this webinar?
60 minutes

About Ben Williams:

  • Senior Occupational Psychologist, specialising in selection testing.
  • Over 20 years' experience in the field of designing psychometric tools
  • Senior EU Training partner

 

Recording Free

Description

Before you start preparing for the Numerical Reasoning Test of your EPSO competition, take the time to understand the specifics of this test so you can apply these valuable insights and improve your test score.

This FREE webinar offers a detailed overview of the Numerical Reasoning Test. It is theory focused, outlines basic and advanced test methodologies, highlights strategies on how to tackle such questions and offers useful tips to enhance time efficiency.

Following on from this theory based webinar is our Pro Tips For The EPSO Numerical Reasoning Test live webinar, which is practical focused, fully interactive and applies the knowledge acquired from the Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Numerical Reasoning Test webinar.

If a live session of the Pro Tips For The EPSO Numerical Reasoning Test webinar is currently not being advertised, it can be accessed as a recording as well.

Topics Covered

  • EPSO Numerical Reasoning Test Specifics
  • Solving Numerical Reasoning Questions Overview
  • Interpretation of Information
  • Key Skills
  • Calculation Overview
  • Estimation Overview
  • Estimating or Calculating: Which To Use When?
  • Vital Tips and Tricks

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars” page on the right-hand side.

Who should view this recording?

  • Anyone who is undertaking an EPSO Competitions
  • Relevant for all profiles

How long is this recording?
30 minutes

About Robin Bott:

  • Chartered Occupational Psychologist, specialising in selection testing.
  • Designed hundreds of psychometric test questions.
  • Runs training sessions on psychometric test methodologies and how to excel in them.

 

Assessment Centre Insights (French Version)

Trainer: Zoltán Arany-Szabó

Recording €175

Description

Before you start preparing for the Assessment Centre stage of your EPSO competitions take the time to understand the specifics of each test that you will encounter during this exam phase. 

This webinar (delivered in French) is the perfect assessment centre preparation for all EPSO profiles. Part I covers the EPSO competencies and the competency-based Structured Interview, while Part II covers the Oral Presentation, the Group Exercise and touches briefly on other specialist tests. In addition is offers useful references to additional preparation resources, useful websites and background reading information.

Topics Covered

  • History and rationale behind assessment centres
  • EPSO Assessment Centre exercises
  • Competency matrix and its relation to the various exercises
  • Structured Interview - approaches, preparation, typical questions, model answers
  • Oral Presentation best practices, tips and tricks
  • Group exercise - types of exercises, strategies, personas
  • Preparation resources, useful websites, books
  • Questions from real candidates answered

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre” on the right-hand side in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this recording?

  • Candidates admitted to the Assessment Centre
  • Relevant for all profiles

About Zoltán Arany-Szabó:

  • Lawyer, translator and EU Training expert.

How long is this recording?
Part I: 120 minutes
Part II: 120 minutes

EPSO Assistant Exams - Part II (French Version)

Trainer: Zoltán Arany-Szabó

Recording €85

Description

Before you start preparing for the Pre-Selection stage of the EPSO Assistant competitions take the time to understand the specifics of each test that you will encounter during this exam phase.

Part II of the EPSO Assistant Exams (French) webinar offers a detailed overview of EPSO Assistant Pre-Selection methods, explores Situational Judgement Test strategies, outlines specifics of Accuracy Tests (Organising & Prioritising), and gives study tips for Secretarial Skills Tests. 

Topics Covered

  • Accuracy Test strategies: time management, eye movement
  • Accuracy Test components: dates, text, numbers, codes, icons
  • Organising & Prioritising test typology: comparisons, stocks, timetables, time zones
  • Organising & Prioritising test strategies: backtracking, normalising, mental calculations
  • Typical traps: information in the question, questions building on each other
  • Secretarial Skills (AST1): topics covered, study tips, recommended materials
  • Situational Judgement (AST3): competencies tested
  • Test-taking strategies: values, competencies, option elimination
  • Worst-case scenario analysis
  • Practice-focused training, lots of exercises, simulation
  • Several question and answer blocks

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre” on the right-hand side in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this recording?

  • Assistants in the Secretarial Field (AST1)
  • Relevant for all AST 3 profiles: Finances/Accounting, Communications, Project Management

How long is this recording?
120 minutes

About Gábor Mikes:

  • Experienced psychometric test expert
  • Held dozens of EPSO pre-selection webinars
  • Trained over 900 EPSO candidates

 

 

“Thank you very much and congratulations on the excellent event! The information given was very useful and the presenter knowledgeably answered all questions”
(Edina, Hungary)

EPSO Assistant Exams - Part I (French Version)

Trainer: Zoltán Arany-Szabó

Recording €85

Description

Before you start preparing for the Pre-Selection stage of the EPSO Assistant competitions take the time to understand the specifics of each test that you will encounter during this exam phase.

Part I of the EPSO Assistant Exams (French) webinar offers a detailed overview of the Verbal, Numerical and Abstract Reasoning tests, outlines basic and advanced methodological approaches, provides full-length sample questions with solutions and gives detailed step-by-step guides. 

Topics Covered

  • How are Verbal Reasoning tests designed?
  • Verbal Reasoning statement types
  • The role of syntax in text passages
  • Recommended reading order in Verbal Reasoning tests
  • Typical traps: generalisation, over-specification, outside knowledge, assumptions
  • Numerical Reasoning skill layers
  • Numerical Reasoning data interpretation,
  • Estimation, calculation tactics
  • How are Abstract Reasoning tests designed?
  • Building blocks, patterns, rules
  • Rule-finding strategies
  • Answer-finding tactics: elimination, image generation
  • Typical rules and patterns: shapes, fills, movements, location
  • Several question and answer blocks

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre” on the right-hand side in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this recording?

  • Assistants in the Secretarial Field (AST1)
  • Relevant for all AST 3 profiles: Finances/Accounting, Communications, Project Management

How long is this recording?
120 minutes

About Gábor Mikes:

  • Experienced psychometric test expert
  • Held dozens of EPSO pre-selection webinars
  • Trained over 900 EPSO candidates

 

“Thank you very much and congratulations on the excellent event! The information given was very useful and the presenter knowledgeably answered all questions”
(Edina, Hungary)

EPSO E-Tray Exam Insights

Trainer: Ben Williams

Recording €85

Description

Before you start preparing for the E-tray component of your competition, take the time to understand the specifics of this test so that you know what to expect and what is being looked for. This will allow you to perform at your absolute best. 

This webinar gives you everything you need to know about the E-tray Exercise. Incorporating practical examples and exercises, this webinar exposes you to the detailed methodology of the E-tray Exercise. Learn the best strategies for maximising efficiency, understand how the E-tray is scored, recognise how competencies are measured (positive and negative indicators) and gain valuable tips so you can work fast and get the best results. 

Topics Covered

  • How the E-tray exercise is built
  • Competencies measured
  • Positive and negative indicators for each competency
  • How the ‘correct’ answers are chosen by the designers
  • Several question and answer blocks

Technical Information

How do I access the recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre” on the right-hand side in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this recording?
Candidates undertaking the EPSO AD & AST/SC E-tray component of their competition

When was this webinar recorded?
This is a recording of the 13 November 2019 LIVE webinar

How long is this recording?
Approximately 75 minutes

Lecturer: Ben Williams

  • Senior Occupational Psychologist
  • Over 20 years' experience in the field of designing psychometric tools
  • Senior EU Training partner

 

“Thank you very much and congratulations! The webinar was very useful and Ben really knew what he is talking about! He answered all questions in detail, it was very helpful.” (Lana, Croatia)

EPSO Case Study Exam Insights

Trainer: András Baneth

Recording €85

Description

Before you start preparing for the Assessment Centre stage of your EPSO competitions take the time to understand the specifics of each test that you will encounter during this exam phase.

This webinar offers a detailed overview of the Case Study component of the EPSO Assessment Centre and explores the methodologies to get the highest scores, offers practical advice on how to structure your time and manage difficulties. In addition is offers useful references to additional preparation resources, useful websites and background reading information.

Topics Covered

  • Why case studies are used by EPSO
  • The reason why the case study is special in the assessment system
  • The scoring approach applied by EPSO and why it is important to know
  • Structure of the exercise and how to make the most of it
  • Time management tips, maximising your scores
  • Content rules, what to write and what to avoid
  • Terminology, layout and other crucial tips
  • Preparation resources, useful websites, books
  • Questions and answers with the expert
  • Case Study Sample and Solution Included

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre” on the right-hand side in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this recording?

  • Candidates admitted to the Assessment Centre
  • Relevant for all profiles

Webinar length:
90 minutes

Lecturers:

Andras Baneth

  • Co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers

Anna Schmidt

  • Extensive HR experience within the EU Institutions
  • Participated in a large number of selection procedures and has interviewed thousands of candidates

"It was well organised, specific and provided lots of useful information. I was very satisfied." (Katerina, Greece)

Maths Refresher For Numerical Reasoning

Trainer: Chris Suddick

Recording €50

Description

Give yourself the best chance to reach a high score in the Numerical Reasoning component of your competition’s Pre-Selection exam. This mathematics refresher is the perfect tool to help you brush up on those rusty math rules and shortcuts. The webinar will explore calculations without a calculator, proportions and shortcuts, basic mathematical operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fraction and percentages. 

Topics Covered

  • Basic mathematical operations
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions and percentages
  • Practice-focused training, lots of exercises, simulation
  • Several question and answer blocks

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre” on the right-hand side in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this recording?

  • Candidates for any EPSO competition.
  • This webinar is valuable for everyone who would like to improve on their Numerical Reasoning test score.

About Chris Suddick:

  • Graduate of Computer Science from York University
  • 25 years in the computer industry as a technical specialist and trainer
  • Developed and taught many training courses and study guides

How longs is this recording?
90 minutes

 

“Three cheers for the webinar team, excellent online training!“ (Alex, Germany)  

How To Get An EU Job From The Reserve List

Trainer: András Baneth

Recording €50

Description

You’ve excelled in the EPSO selection process and made it onto the Reserve List, but have you ever wondered what you’ll need to do once you get there? 

Held by Mr. András Baneth (author of The Ultimate EU Test Book), this webinar takes you through the process step by step, so you can successfully navigate this exciting recruitment stage and get to your final goal of landing an EU job.

Find out:

  • How to make yourself visible and eligible
  • What to do with your time when on the Reserve List
  • Where and how to lobby
  • What to expect from the interviews
  • Answers to real participants’ questions

Topics Covered

  • Rationale behind the Reserve List
  • Who to approach
  • When to start lobbying
  • Lobbying do's and dont's
  • What to expect from the interview
  • Interview tips and best approaches

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by clicking the “Add to Cart” button on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre” on the right-hand side in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this recording?
Everyone on the Reserve List

How long is this recording? 
90 minutes

About András Baneth:

  • Senior partner at EU Training
  • Author of The Ultimate EU Test Book
  • Held dozens of EPSO webinars
  • Expert on EU careers
  • Former EU official
Recording Free

Description

Before you start preparing for the Abstract Reasoning Test of your EPSO competition, take the time to understand the specifics of this test so you can apply these valuable insights and improve your test score.

This FREE webinar offers a detailed overview of the Abstract Reasoning Test. It is theory focused, outlines basic and advanced test methodologies, highlights strategies on how to tackle such questions and offers useful tips to enhance time efficiency.

Following on from this theory based webinar is our Pro Tips For The EPSO Abstract Reasoning Test live webinar, which is practical focused, fully interactive and applies the knowledge acquired from the Beginner’s Guide To The EPSO Abstract Reasoning Test webinar.

If a live session of the Pro Tips For The EPSO Abstract Reasoning Test webinar is currently not being advertised, it can be accessed as a recording as well.

Topics Covered

  • EPSO Abstract Reasoning Test Specifics
  • Solving Abstract Reasoning Questions Overview
  • Distractions
  • Complexity
  • Vital Tips and Tricks

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please select the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • As this is a free recording you do not have to pay for it and an “Owned” message will appear once it has been successfully added to your account.
  • To view the webinar recording, visit your Practice Centre’s “My Webinars” section on the right-hand side.

Who should view this recording?

  • Anyone who is undertaking an EPSO Competitions
  • Relevant for all profiles

How long is this recording?
30 minutes

About Robin Bott:

  • Chartered Occupational Psychologist, specialising in selection testing.
  • Designed hundreds of psychometric test questions.
  • Runs training sessions on psychometric test methodologies and how to excel in them.

 

What Is The Difference Between A Live Webinar And A Webinar Recording?

Live webinars are an interactive live methodology training session with lots of examples, practical tips to help enhance your EPSO exam performance and Q&A blocks to ask all your pressing questions. Simply signing up for a live event, log on to take part and get access to the presentation’s recording afterwards so you can consult it at any point during your preparation. Don’t see an upcoming live event? Easy! Just purchase a webinar recording of an earlier event to gain immediate access to all the vital information presented during a previous live session. Naturally, the only difference being, you won’t be able to vote during exercise slots or ask your own questions.

Our Webinars Cover

  • 90-120 minutes of detailed methodology with lot of practice exercises
  • Must know facts about the various EPSO tests for Administrators
  • Typical traps
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Terminology, layout and other crucial points to note
  • Time management and tips to maximising your scores

Technical Details

  • Available on any internet-connected computer in the world
  • Browser: latest Firefox or latest Internet Explorer or latest Google Chrome
  • Voice via computer speakers or headset
  • Operating system: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or Mac OS X
  • Preferably cable or fast internet connection
  • Adobe Flash player (already installed on 98% of computers worldwide)
  • Unlimited Revision
  • Practice / Exam mode
  • Realistic Simulations
  • 24 Hour Support

“Your online simulations are by far the best available prep tool for succeeding in the EPSO pre-selection and your AC coaching sessions helped me achieve higher scores than I ever hoped. Best invested time and money ever!”

Lana from Croatia

“Thanks for the outstanding preparation you offer for the EPSO AD preselection screening. Your tests really cover all the areas of the screening and enabled me to assess and enhance my skills significantly.”

Marco from Italy

“Happy news from me - I have just been notified that I have passed!!! Many thanks for all your support and patience, and of course your expertise, I am convinced that it made all the difference!"

Dana from Italy

How many times can I use a question? And how many times can I revise a test?

Our questions have no expiration date, your question balance has no expiration date. You can compose new tests as long as you have new questions on your account, and you can revise previous tests without any time limitation.

We created a system that helps your EU exam preparation in the best possible way:

  • After you buy an EPSO exam preparation package, you can use these questions to create new tests in any composition and language you wish.
  • Once you launch a new test, the number of questions that you put in there will be deducted from your account and you can use each question once, similarly to a test book where you mark your answer options.
  • However, as a special gift to our customers, we created a system where you can re-take any of your previously composed tests as many times as you like (you can do this by finding the test you wish to re-take via the Practice Activity block of your Practice Centre).
  • You can monitor your progress via the Statistics block as well.
  • After submitting or re-taking a test, you can revise all your previous tests in review mode where, as a special feature for our customers includes an option to turn off the 'show explanation' feature to further improve the revision experience.
  • Moreover, revision is not limited in any way. You may revise previous tests and questions for an unlimited period and for an unlimited number of times.

How do I buy test questions in the language I want to practice in? And do I get the same questions repeated in all the languages I select?

When buying questions packages, you are buying a quota of questions from our database and not a specific question. This means that in the Start New Test block you can choose which language(s) you want to do your practice tests in. You do not pick this at the time of purchase.

TIP: make sure you click on the little (i) in the table on the Products tab to see how many questions we have in a particular language per test so you don’t over purchase.

No, you will not experience repeat questions regardless of which language you practice in. Our database is large enough to ensure that questions in various languages do not overlap. Those questions that are the same, but have been translated into different languages all appear on the same question id code. This means that our database knows if you have already been allocated a certain question in a particular language and will not re-allocate that same question to you in a different language. The system stores which questions you have used and makes it impossible for you to get the same question in a different language.

One exception is if you are an enthusiastic candidate and have used up the entire database of questions in a particular test/language. If you experience this please get in contact with us immediately so we can address any problems.

We work hard to ensure that you do not experience disappointment with our products/service and always get the number of fresh questions that you have paid for.

Are you planning to introduce tests in new languages?

At present, we offer most of our test questions in English and French. In addition, we offer verbal reasoning tests in 19 languages:

  • Bulgarian (BG)
  • Croatian (HR)
  • Czech (CS)
  • Danish (DA)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • English (EN)
  • French (FR)
  • German (DE)
  • Greek (EL)
  • Hungarian (HU)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Lithuanian (LT)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese (PT)
  • Romanian (RO)
  • Slovak (SK)
  • Slovenian (SL)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Swedish (SV)

We are constantly expanding our language database and hope to add new languages to the list soon.

Do the questions have an expiration date?

Absolutely not. All your questions will remain in your account until you use them. You can start a new test as long as you have questions in your account.

I need some general information on the EPSO (EU Career) competitions.

Check out the New To EU Exams section of our website.
If you have specific questions or need free advice, please contact us directly any time!

How can I register on the EU Training website? Where is the registration form?

You can register on our website for free via the following link.
Once you register you will have access to our FREE packages and webinars!

What forms of payment are accepted? Is payment safe?

Regarding payment, the system will offer you online credit card payment (immediate access), payment via PayPal (immediate access) or Virtual Euro Account (immediate access).

Online credit card payment: (immediate access)

Accepted cards:  Mastercard, Visa (please note that Visa Electron card is not always supported).

Credit card payment is real-time, the transaction is secured by a 128-bit SSL coded system, verified by the most trusted seal, Verisign and provided by the two leading payment providers, PayPal and Realex Payments.

Virtual Euro Account: (immediate access)

Sometimes we offer customers virtual euros as a form of compensation, reward or as a special deal. If you have been allocated virtual euros by us you can use that amount to pay for your next purchase, or pay for a part of it (if you don't have enough virtual euros on your account) and pay for the rest via the other methods.

For further information, please check our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy or feel free to contact us anytime.

What are the different exam types that I can set when composing a test? How does this relate to the diffficulty of the questions that will appear in the test?

When composing a test, you can select the exam type you wish to simulate. From the "Select Competition" drop-down list you can either pick "Compose Custom Test" or the competition type you are undertaking: Administrator, Assistant, Secretary, Linguist, Specialist Competition, CAST.

Each simulation test contains a mix of questions of varying difficulty, just like in the real EPSO exam. A few easier questions to build confidence, a number of mid-level difficulty questions that make up the bulk of the test, and a few hard questions to differentiate between really strong-performing candidates and those with a more average level of performance.

The exam type you select will affect the mix of questions that will be included in the test. For example:

  • AD Pre-Selection simulation exams will have a pre-set of 10% easy questions, 40% regular difficulty questions and 50% hard/complex questions for each test type.
  • AST Pre-Selection simulation exams will have a pre-set of 20% easy questions, 50% regular difficulty questions and 30% hard/complex questions for each test type.

The exam profile type applied does not depend on the package you purchased. You can change the exam profile of your test any time you start a new test. If you feel that a particular pre-set is more or less challenging than you expected, we encourage you to experiment with the other presents as well.

The tests you would like to practice and the quantity of questions for each can be set manually for each simulation exam separately or, when using the quick exam selector feature (Select Competition drop-down menu), it is set automatically for each test type by the system.