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EPSO/AD/293/14 Competition Announced In Five Fields of Expertise

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EPSO is organizing open competitions – EPSO/AD/293/14 –  for administrators (AD 7) in the following fields:

  • Competition law (27 successful sought candidates);
  • Corporate finance (14 successful sought candidates);
  • Financial economics (25 successful sought candidates);
  • Industrial economics (15 successful sought candidates);
  • Macroeconomics (30 successful sought candidates).

The EPSO computer-based admission tests will be organized by EPSO only if the number of candidates exceeds a certain threshold which will be set by the Director of EPSO, as the appointing authority, after the deadline for applications. The threshold can vary from one field to another and you will be informed of the precise details via your EPSO account.

At the preselection stage, your responses to the questions relating to the general and specific conditions will be processed and then taken into consideration to determine whether you can be included in the list of candidates who fulfill all the conditions for admission to the competition. The selection board will then use the Talent Screener to select the candidates that best match the duties and selection criteria set out in this notice.

Within the Assessment Centre you will sit three types of assessment tests, the content of which is validated by the selection board:

  1. The reasoning ability will be assessed by a verbal, numerical and an abstract reasoning test (unless it was already organized as preselection test).
  2. A structured interview based on your competencies in the field and on the information provided in the ‘Talent Screener’ tab of your application.
  3. Your general competences will be assessed by a case study, a group exercise and a structured interview.

The deadline for the application, including the validation process is 25 November 2014 at 12 midday (Brussels time).

For more details such as the selection criteria to be used in the Talent Screener you can take a look at the next link:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=OJ:C:2014:376A:FULL&from=EN

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OHIM Epso Competitions AD/Ast announced

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The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has 100 places available split between the following EU Competitions:

  • OHIM/AD/01/13 = 40 places
  • OHIM/AST/02/13 = 60 places

Both AD and AST Epso Competitions are specialists competitions, meaning that a first preselection will be based on the info you provide in the Talent Screener tab from My EPSO Account

There will be approximately 3 times more candidates invited to the Assessment Centre then the number of candidates that will be placed on the reserve list.

The exams will consist of:

  • Practice Verbal Reasoning Tests, Numerical Reasoning Tests, Abstract Reasoning Tests
  • Structured interview based on the info provided in the talent screener
  • Written exercise
  • E-tray Exercise
  • Structured Interview based on general competencies
  • Grouped Exercise

The deadline for applications is 3rd December at midday so start preparing!

 

 

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Succeeding in Epso Assessment Centre

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Skills are an intangible quality that cannot be precisely measured, but only judged. A professional’s true worth is based more on his grasp over relevant skills than on his grades and number of years of experience on EPSO tests preparation. Probably as a realization of this fine fact, the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) has shifted its selection criteria from knowledge to skills, this introducing the Epso Assesment Centre.

All personnel – administrators, linguists, assistants, and special professionals – will be required to undergo the following stages at the Epso assessment centre which will be held in Brussels:

These EPSO assessment centre tools will test your grasp over (more…)