Working for the EU: How to Get In

Working for the EU: How to Get In

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Working for the EU: How to Get In explains:
The wide range of positions in the EU institutions and agencies, in Brussels, Luxembourg and worldwide
The many types, advantages and disadvantages of permanent and temporary posts
How temporary posts can become stepping stones to permanent or very long-term jobs
The critical difference between being selected and being recruited - and how recruitment really works
The little-known alternatives to passing an open competition
The value of stages and other types of traineeships
The crucial importance of `being there' and building your networks
Why and how you should think strategically, keeping as many options open as possible

Full of insights and systematic, objective advice you can get nowhere else, Working for the EU: How to Get In comes from the publishers of The Ultimate EU Test Book - Europe's No.1 textbook for EPSO competitions
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1999959531
  • 9781999959531
  • 24,878

Table of contents

1. So you want to work for the European Union?
2. The EU civil service: the permanent officials
3. Where do EU civil servants work?
4. Temporary staff: Temporary Agents and Contract Agents
5. Temporary staff: the other categories
6. Getting to Brussels
7. Getting a stage (traineeship/internship)
8. Narratives and networks
9. Getting in: climbing Mount Everest
10. The EPSO open competition: the classic South Col route
11. The North Col (internal competitions) and other routes
12. Trends and future prospects
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About Johannes de Berlaymont

Johannes de Berlaymont is the nom de plume of a widely experienced former EU insider
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