If you are among the candidates who are looking for a challenging position in the international dynamic environment of the EU institutions, you will need to go through a number of steps once you have identified the position you want to apply for. You can review the open positions on the EPSO website (European Personnel Selection Service) where you will also find information on the application process.

The selection procedure for hiring the talent for these careers offering opportunities for development and extensive responsibilities, is however extremely competitive. Considering the level of professionalism expected in applicants in the war for talent, you may find the whole process quite overwhelming. Consisting of a number of competency-based tests and interviews, aptitude and psychometric tests, these put a lot of pressure on candidates. Consequently, the unfamiliar situation may cause applicants to perform below their potential. Without the proper coaching and preparation, they may respond differently in interview and test centre circumstances compared to how they normally would perform.

Self-confidence alone will not be enough to sweep through the tests with flying colours. That is where an experienced coach comes in. Especially one with inside information and expertise on how EPSO assessment centres operate. Seasoned coaches can help candidates prepare for the selection process and increase chances of success via simulation exercises, preparation for the Assessment Centre day and improving your confidence about the oral presentation, structured interview, group exercise or the case study.

With thousands of candidates for only a few open positions, you as an applicant have to perform at your best in order to pass the selection process. With ciobootstrap you will have access to the most complete preparation through individual coaching that will provide you with the confidence and skills to succeed. Take advantage also of the fact that there are people out there that can provide coaching in various languages. It helps to obtain coaching in different languages since will have to choose two languages for the assessment centre testing. At cioboostrap.com you can gain access to trained assessors and a former President of EPSO selection boards, who will know exactly what assessors look for in a candidate and how the selection process is done.