I would like to invite you to share your fears and your experiences vis-à-vis the oral examinations that you have passed or are preparing for.
An important point that needs to be clarified is the difference between a job interview and an oral examination.
A job interview will try to align the specificities of a job to the competencies of a successful laureate, whereas an oral examination will try to see the possible fit of a candidate to the administrative culture of the EU institutions.
Preparation for the two different interview types should be focus at different issues.
Please note that oral examination type of interview is more common to open competitions, whereas the job interview type of interview is more common to the Contractual Agents competitions (aka CAST).
Happy to discuss your views.
Tuesday, 6 November 2007