Getting an EU traineeship or an EU job is increasingly popular these days. However, for some people it may be advisable NOT to apply for an EU official position via EPSO. But who are these people? To avoid surprises, we put all the cards on the table, here is a list...
The Assessment Center stage (or AC stage) of the Administrator (or AD) EPSO competition is taking place from mid-September onwards and many Online EU Training users have asked us to discuss a few important issues to be aware of.
EPSO has just announced the latest annual competitions for translators and interpreters having AD5 and AD7 jobs. This is the first time that new type linguist exams are published, so let's see 10 useful tips and advice on how to best prepare for these competitions!
With more than 51.000 applicants and 37.000 effective candidates, many people will get their ”we're sorry to inform you” letters in a few days. Despair not! There are lots of ways to get into the EU system and secure your permanent contract at the next opportunity. Here are some tips to consider:
When writing your application you are asked for your motivation to work for the EU. Giving EPSO good reasons for why you would like to pursue an EU career can be a daunting task. Nobody wants to write cliché stuff or "jiberish", so this can be a real thought-exercise for anyone taking it seriously (and we do recommend taking it seriously!). Here are some guidelines and tips that may be worth considering.
The pre-selection test, being the first step of the EU recruitment process, is the one where most candidates fail. Passing this phase increases your chances 10x to eventually succeed in the exam. The first and foremost hint is that you don't need to know everything about the European Union - you "only" need to know what is necessary for the written exam's multiple choice test!
In the last days of exam preparation, you surely ask yourself: which information is crucial to know for the written exam? EPSO has some favourite topics that you can always count on. Below we try to identify some of these, so you can expect and prepare in a fast and efficient way!