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EU Career tips - 2016

(c) Andras Baneth - www.baneth.eu
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Andras Baneth

on 19 June 2016

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Transcript of EU Career tips - 2016

Does your Brussels experience matter?
Partner
at Online EU Training
Your Goal
CAREER TIPS & TRICKS
Your career ... on steroids
© Andras Baneth 2013
Director
of the Public Affairs Council's European office
WHAT I DO
Author
of The Ultimate EU Test Book
Strategic approach
Hacking your CV
Where does your profile fit best?
Diplomatic
Political
Private Sector
Perm Reps
Representations
SNEs
MEP Assistant
EP Group
Advocacy Org
ThinkTanks
Consultancies
Trade Assoc.
Will you do a good job?
Do you have the [relevant] knowledge?
Will you be a 'good fit'?
What's your USP
Toolkit
Convince the employer with
your CV & profile
To get the dream job...
Stand out.
Components of success
The Packaging
Layout
& content
Luck
CV optimization
Are you based in Belgium/Lux?
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)
Good point!
Is it specific?
Good & bad sides of formatting
Practical
Inside EU
knowledge
The ultimate equation
File size

PDF

Start with experience
Add photo or not?
Length: max 2 pages
cut, bold, format!
good or bad one?
can lead to +/- prejudice
If you add..
Look at me
Make it professional
No party background
Clothing until the neck
Luck: when preparation meets opportunity
Good luck!
András Baneth
I am great
Be relevant.
4 CVs
CV #1
Publication? Moot court? Professional membership?
CV #2
Intellectual property lawyer
link? website? example?
CV #3
add figures
CV #4
@andrasbaneth
Knowledge of the
EU institutions
International
network
Understanding
policy & politics
Languages
Subject matter
expertise
Can it work out?
Value at the crossroads
Soft skills vs Knowledge
C= 4M + 3V + (2x(I-F)) - 2A
M: motivation of employer
V: value [not features]
I: incentive
F: friction
A: anxiety [unanswered Q]
To be satisfied....
Is it what you know or who you know, or something else?
Formula's (c) Marketing Experiments
"I was in charge of briefings for the director of the department."
Positioning & profile
"Translator" vs. "Member of the environmental and health policy translation team"
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