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EPSO Assistant (AST3) Competitions - Free Webcast on EU Careers

Overview, tips and tricks, preparation advice and hints for EU career tests organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) for assistants. Enjoy and share it!
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Transcript of EPSO Assistant (AST3) Competitions - Free Webcast on EU Careers

SALE!
SALE!
Online EU Training Webcast
Presents
2012 - 2013 EPSO Assistant Competitions: AST3

Time
18:00 Brussels Time, 20 December 2012

Host
András BANETH, Online EU Training
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Today's agenda
2012/13 EPSO Assistant Exams
A Day In the Life Of…
Positions Available
Are You Eligible?
Why Is It A Great Opportunity?
How To Get The Job?
Next Steps
Assessment Centre
How To Prepare?
Special Exclusive Offer
A Day In the Life Of…
PLACE OF WORK
EU INSTITUTIONS
BRUSSELS
LUXEMBOURG
(STRASBOURG)
Selection and Recruitment to:
European Commission
European Parliament
Council of Ministers
European Court of Justice
European Court of Auditors
Committee of the Regions
European Economic and
Social Committee
Only decided at the moment of recruitment
Positions Available
AST3
Scientists
Natural Sciences & Nuclear Research
4 profiles
46 places
Engineering
2 profiles
32 places
AST3
Senior
Assistants
Finance
Accounting
45 places
Audit
25 places
Economics/
Statistics
40 places
You can apply for
both, but only
1 sub-profile
in each
A Day In the Life Of…
Typical Tasks – AST3
Assistant Economist in DG TRADE
Revising bilateral trade charts, preparing
on-site visits
Checking status with other DGs on the proposed measures
Unit meeting and brief report on the state of play
Organising project
team meeting
1st Language
"thorough knowledge"
2nd Language
"satisfactory knowledge"
EU Citizenship 27
(not 28)
Language
Rules
AST3
Scientists
Natural Sciences & Nuclear Research
Engineering
Available Positions
All EU Languages
Any EU Citizen
Available Positions
All EU Languages
Any EU Citizen
AST3
Senior
Assistants
Audit
Finances/
Accounting
Economics
Statistics
Apply
AST3
Senior
Assistants
before
AST3
Scientists
22 January 2013
x
x
15.12
28.12
05.01
15.01
2012
2013
2013
2012
22.01
last day
English
French
German
Are You Eligible?
Qualification
+ Experience
= Eligibility
Secondary
School
6-Year Relevant
Experience
ELIGIBLE!
3-Year Relevant
Experience
ELIGIBLE!
6-Year Relevant
Experience
ELIGIBLE!
3-Year Relevant
Experience
ELIGIBLE!
Relevant Post-Secondary Education – Officially accredited (e.g. Finance)
Secondary
School
Relevant Post-Secondary Education – Officially accredited (e.g. Finance)
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Why Is It A Great Opportunity?
Some common questions
Can over qualification
be a problem?
Which diplomas
are accepted?
Can an AST become an AD?
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?
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Attractive Salaries
AST3
~3 200 EUR net
Good Benefits
Married
Children
European Schools
Health Insurance
How To Get The Job?
1. Eligibility
2. Pre-Selection
3. Assessment
Centre
4. Reserve List
5. Job Interview
1st language
1st language
1st language
Abstract
Reasoning
Numerical Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning
2nd Language
Accuracy and Precision
2nd Language
2nd Language
Organising and Prioritising
Situational Judgment Test (AST3)
Abstract Reasoning
10 Questions
10 Minutes
Numerical Reasoning
10 Questions
20 Minutes
Numerical Reasoning
Skill Layers
10 Questions
20 Minutes
Data
Interpretation
Reasoning
(Estimation)
Calculation
Verbal Reasoning
20 Questions
35 Minutes
Text
Passage
Question
Four
Statements
One
Correct
Answer
Outside
Information
Generalisa-
tions
Possibility vs. Fact
Similar Wording
Accuracy and Precision
40 Questions
6 Minutes!
Error
Finding
Numerical Data
Textual
Data
Pictograms
Accuracy and Precision
40 Questions
6 Minutes!
SPEED
Organising and Prioritising
24 Questions
30 Minutes
You need to arrange transport for 9 colleagues to the airport using the chauffeured car service provider whose prices are listed in the table.
How much will this cost if price is of utmost importance?
9 passengers + 2 drivers = 11 seats
Organising and Prioritising
Real World Problems
Product Comparison
Logical Reasoning
Numbers and Text
One Table / Multiple Questions
Timetables
=/= Numerical
Start: 18 o'clock
Situational Judgment Test (AST3)
2. Pre-Selection
Abstract Reasoning
Numerical Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning
Accuracy and Precision
Organising and Prioritising
Situational Judgment Test
Scoring
Pass Mark
Best X
Candidates
Scoring
Structured Interview
In-Tray
Case
Study
Group
Exercise
Number of Places on Reserve List
Validity
Recruitment
How To Get The Job?
Practice for 4-8 Weeks
Prepare for 1 Hour Every Day
Learn methodology
Persistence
Lots of simulation
Get in The Mood
Verbal Reasoning
Numerical Reasoning
Abstract Reasoning
Accuracy Test
Organising and Prioritising Tests
Practice with Online EU Training Test Packages
EPSO AST Abstract-Verbal Numerical Reasoning
EPSO AST ProfessionalSkills Tests & SJT
Methodology and Tips
Webinars
Resources on
Online EU Training
Two-Hour EPSO AST Abstract, Numerical and Verbal Reasoning Training
Two-Hour EPSO AST Professional Skills Training & SJT
Jan 15
19:00 – 21:00
Jan 17
19:00 – 21:00
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Q&A memo
THANK YOU
for your participation!

Please note that the official source of information on EU competitions is the European Personnel Selection Office. We do everything in our power to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.
Contact for free advice:
support@support.eutraining.eu
Lots of Tips & Tricks on EPSO Preparation:
eutraining.eu/tipstricks
46 places
32 places
Biology,
Life and
Health
Sciences
Chemistry
Physics
and
Materials Science
Nuclear Research
Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Electronics
25 places
40 places
45 places
AST3
Scientists
AST3
Senior
Assistants
Second Language
Talent
Screener
Only for Scientists (JRC)
Talent
Screener
Abstract
Verbal
Numerical
2nd
Interview
& Test
EPSO Assistant (AST3) Exams
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