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14 Tips - EU Careers - Webinar

Your career in EU affairs: 14 Tips
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Andras Baneth

on 25 November 2013

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Transcript of 14 Tips - EU Careers - Webinar

Senior
Partner at Online EU Training
Tip #1:
Your Goal
EU CAREERS IN BRUSSELS
Your career in EU affairs
© Andras Baneth 2013
Director
of the European Training Academy
EU CAREERS IN BRUSSELS
Author
of The Ultimate EU Test Book
Working
FOR

Working WITH
Tip#8:
check where you have the most chance to succeed
Diplomatic
Political
Private Sector
Perm Reps
Representations
SNEs
MEP Assistant
EP Group
Advocacy Org
ThinkTanks
Consultancies
Trade Assoc.
Trainee
Temporary/
Contract
Agent
Permanent
Official
Scientific
Expert
Trade
Negotiator
Policy
Officer
Tip #2:
EU CAREERS IN BRUSSELS
know which selection
method your target uses
Working
FOR
Working WITH
Convince the employer with
your CV & profile
Pass the EPSO (or Agency) exam
Personnel Selection
Personal Selection
Personnel
Selection
EPSO Exams
Annual
cycles
Notice of Competition
Pre-selection: Abstract, Verbal, Numerical, SJT
Admission
Assessment Centre
Reserve List, Recruitment
Personnel
Selection
Tip #5:
Optimise your chances
Choose a
‘specialist’ profile
Chose exam
language carefully
Tip #6:
Master the methodology
Pre-selection tests
Assessment
centre
Tip #7:
Make a plan
Study
Group
Timeline &
preparation
plan
Stand out.
Which type of job is for you?
CONSIDER
Organizer
vs
Analytical
Flat
vs
Hierarchical
Long
vs
Short term
Four components of success
based on 196 CVs
The Packaging
Your CV’s layout
& content
Extra elements
Luck
Tip #10:
TIP#11
TIP#12
Are you based in Belgium?
Are you using the right style?
Spelling errors?!
Your @ tells a message
Show me you care about my organisation
No citizenship &
work permit issues
(US, EU2, non-EU)
Overqualified? Tell me why it’s OK!
Attention to details... really?
Good point!
Is it updated?
Establish relevance – cut & prioritise (even if your profile is different)
Small formatting
goes a long way
CV: consistent story
Qualifications
& all-caps overkill
Concrete Achievements
Practical
Inside EU
knowledge
Think with the
reader’s head
File size

PDF

Start with experience
Add photo or not?
Length: max 2 pages
cut, bold, format!
Does your CV tell a story? This one doesn’t
The below applications were
sent in December 2012
What is the Aspen Institute, by the way?
And where is it?
COOL!
good or bad one?
can lead to +/- prejudice
If you add..
Look at me
Make it professional
No party background
Clothing until the neck
What you would do on day 1?
?
Ideas about my organisation
Portfolio
(book, study, link)
Video
Introduction
Tip#13
LinkedIn
Profile
Your publicly
available EU work
Luck: when preparation meets opportunity
Minimise your risk:
due diligence on what resonates
The job that makes you ‘flow’
Tip #3:
Autonomy
Mastery
Purpose
The job that makes you ‘Happy’
Tip #4:
Fingers crossed!
Good luck!
14 tips
by András Baneth
Positions
Positions
Tip#14
personal

or
professional
Tip #9
Online EU Training
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