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VeK



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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:03 pm

Again thanks to all who have contributed to this forum, been a great help.

My story has been that after some lobbying mails, I got one positive response couple of days ago and have been interviewed by the Head of the Unit. Then the next day I received an e-mail stating that they have chosen me as their trainee and that they will now forward my name to the Traineeship Unit. Although I was also told as were some others on this forum that the traineeship office is the only service authorised to make the binding agreement and therefore it is not 100% final yet.

However I've understood that when the unit has chosen you as their trainee the steps from that point on are merely administrative and it needs some special and unusual reason or very unexpected thing to happen which could prevent you from getting the actual binding agreement from the traineeshiop office.

So what do you guys think, you agree with me or does someone have some other information?
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:37 am

Hey Vek!!

This is more or less what happened to me. They sent me an e-mail, expressing their interest and asking me to confirm my interest, as well. The HoU was stressing though that this is not a final offer and I 'll receive the latter in due course by the competent administrative services.

I wasn't quite sure what this meant and gave him a call some time later and he more or less confirmed that the rest is mostly formalities and it is generally uncommon not to receive an official offer in the end.

Guess this is just their policy, that they don't want to be committed already. Fingers crossed, but I think we 've got good chances...
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:37 pm

Anybody hear anything today or have the HOUs decided?
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:00 pm

no news here!
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:20 pm

No news here either! After an interview got refused by DG TRADE... Waiting for some offers! Fingers crossed for all!
Anyone figured out what "shortlisted means"?
Best
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:13 pm

may I ask how did this interview look like?
I didn't really have an interview, just a question if I was available and interested, and that was it. It lasted like 3 minutes ..no language checking, or anything like that.
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:08 pm

@kokolo: Sure. Well, I live in Brussels so I could go in their office. I m a lawyer and it was bad ass, like they didn t ask me anything abt myself just asked very specific WTO and Trade policy of the EU questions. Like details on cases and stuff. Went well, but it s not my main specialisation, so although they liked me they said they d prefer someone with a "specific skill set". And they did Sad Beh. I hope I m getting an offer soemwhere else cause I m not sure I can take another round of applications, lobbying and crap...
Best!
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:12 pm

Hi!

I just got a call today 10 min ago from EAC. Just to check that I was interested and avaliable but that is the best news for me so far. The language check I think is baked into the few questions you get to answer. Like will we be able to reach you later on this summer - Are you aware that the job would involve this kind of work - and so forth.
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:27 pm

Hi Theresia

Please tell me if you lobbied the EAC?
I aplied to them but havent lobbied yet. I didnt want to. But if its the only sollution then I will;
please tell me if you have called or emailed the EAC.
It seems htey are still choosing:

ALL
What about other DG? anyone heard from DG MARE? or DG ENV?
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lu



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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:20 pm

Hi everyone,

Me for example: I lobbied to around 8-10 different units... didn't get any answers at all (not even the negative ones) for the first week... then I got one rejection email from DG trade saying that "This does not mean that we are not impressed by your credentials, but rather that we were looking for someone with a very specific skill-set" so I guess very similar case to SisBliss... and then I finally I got a call with an interesting offer from the place I wouldn't even expect... so you never know;)

Good luck to all of you, fingers crossed!
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:38 am

Pietro:

I did not lobby at all the first week but then I read that someone who did lobby got a call where they read from her email during the call so I decided to send 3 emails. I only got an standard reply however where they said to wait for the selection results.

When I got the call I could hear that she looked at my application in the blue book, so I do not think my emails made any difference.
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:50 am

thank you for your reply Theresia
I do not loose hope, but if not this year then next I got it
Have a good traineeship
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:27 am

I think DG trade has already finlised their selection because I have received an e-mail saying "we regret... but we decided to choose another candidate" Sad Sad
I hope only for a wonder now.
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:37 am

@ those who had the telephone interviews:
are all interviews in multiple languages? my french is not vey good and i'm really worried about having the interview in other language than english or my native language..
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:43 am

hello!
the converation I had was conducted only in english (however it did just last for few minutes)

--> Sissbliss - tnx, good luck to you!

P.S. any news from the traineeship office ?
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:56 am

kokolo wrote:
hello!
the converation I had was conducted only in english (however it did just last for few minutes)

--> Sissbliss - tnx, good luck to you!

P.S. any news from the traineeship office ?


@kokolo
Thanks for the info!
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:52 am

I just got a call from DG Trade today on the basis of an email I sent 2/3 days ago so it's not too late to lobby!
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:05 pm

Hey everyone, just to answer a few of the questions here- I've had 3 interviews so far and they have all been in English. I am under the impression that different DGs (or possibly units) have been working to different deadlines. As far as the 'reservation' goes...this doesn't mean that other units can't contact you or see you in the VBB- but if they do decide to pick you as their trainee they will be blocked from clicking 'select' if you have already been flagged.

Unfortunately this seems to mean that they only really find out if you're blocked or not once they have made their final decision...which means that you may be going through interviews with people who can't pick you anyway if someone else got there first! This actually happened to me as my first choice DG called me to tell me they had chosen me as their trainee but that they couldn't select me because I had been flagged by another DG (who hadn't interviewed me!)...so clearly the 'priority period' that our first choice DGs are supposed to have at the start of selection is over...

...as for lobbying, my experience has been 50/50- I was interviewed by 2 who referred to my email, and then interviewed by my first choice DG but with a Unit I hadn't lobbied.
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:12 pm

Hi!

I have a question, have anyone got a phone call or an e-mail from DG Employment or DG Agri?

Thanks in advance!
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:20 pm

I got an email from an Agri unit asking for my full CV last week (after some lobbying), that's it. I sent a follow-up email this Monday and I still haven't received an answer... Sad
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Katia



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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:26 pm

Well, I also received such e-mail but it was generated automatically asking for my CV
Maybe we need to wait:)
Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:28 pm

Mine wasn't generic. Actually, it had some mistakes and it looked like it came from a Blackberry or something...

But I agree... we need to wait... sigh....
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:01 pm

I got a missed call from a private number, an hour after I had the telephone interview... However i'm not sure if it was them trying to reach me or friends of mine. Do you think I should call them and ask? Don't want to sound like I'm not a serious perso though.
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:55 pm

Hello everyone!

Well my story is like below: I haven't lobbied at all, just waited. I got a call from DG INFSO last week - they've just ask if I would like to have a traineeship in Luxembourg (my first choice in app form was Brussels) - I said 'of course, I'm fine with that' and they've replied 'okay so we will put you on the list'. The whole conversation was in English and took more or less 3 minutes.
On Monday I got second call - from SANCO. We scheduled phone interview on yesterday. Interview took 30 minutes, in English, (questions about my background and experience, reasons for application, they explained me how traineeship will looke like). Today I had a call that they selected me.
Well now I'm waiting for final results - according to the info above it's possible that INFSO's booked me earlier and I will land in Luxembourg. Will let you know Smile

Good luck to everyone who's still waiting!!!
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:24 am

Has anybody been able to succesfully interpret the meaning of "shorlisted" yet? Because I was told I was after a phone interview, but I'm still not clear on what that means. As as I said before, a friend that did the traineeship before said that "I'm pretty much in". But really? Agh... this waiting is killing me.
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:03 am

In 2 of my interviews they told me they had shortlisted 3 candidates and that there was 1 job...so I think it's essentially the final selection phase. You're right, it's a painful waiting game!
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:35 pm

zcl wrote:
In 2 of my interviews they told me they had shortlisted 3 candidates and that there was 1 job...so I think it's essentially the final selection phase. You're right, it's a painful waiting game!

I had the same thing in my one interview -- do you guys think it's worth sending another polite mail sometime next week to the respective units to ask if they already know something more about it? I really don't want to wait till mid-July to hear about the decision...
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:44 pm

Hi guys!

Does anyone know if RELEX has chosen anyone yet? What about ECHO? I emailed a few desk officers (i'm afraid of being yelled at by the HoU) and they said they were still selecting trainees.

Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:28 pm

I know of 1 Relex unit that made their decision last week...and of a few other units who either weren't taking trainees or needed someone with security clearance.
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PostSubject: Re: The units already selected their trainees (?)   Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:32 pm

ZCL - thank you so much for that information. Do you know which relex unit it was that made their decision last week? And which units weren't taking trainees? I emailed a few desk officers and got the standard reply.... Sad
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