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application form oct 2010

on Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:05 pm
hey people, I d like to apply for oct 2010.
im wondering what to write on the motivations for applying? it seems like they extended the characters limit. do u agree with that?
to the successfull candidates: any suggestions on what to write as motivations? i have my own already written, but im not sure whether to enter into details or just give e general motivation.

Re: application form oct 2010

on Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:04 pm
sunny Hello,

Im also thinking about details in motivation..
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Re: application form oct 2010

on Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:37 pm
Motivation gives you many many points.
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Re: application form oct 2010

on Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:10 pm
Yes, it does, but what actually to write? It seems quite obvious why one's applying. Should the motivation part contain more details (about e.g. the experience related to the departament) or our ideas for the internsship period? What do you think about it?
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Re: application form oct 2010

on Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:12 pm
I think the more extraordinary, special, outside-of-the-box you make yourself, the greater your chances are to go through. Just think - there are approx. 7 thousand people applying, and a great deal of them surely would fit in the EC, but somehow only ~600 pass.

I don't think it's relevant to write how your experiences relate to the department, unless it's not clear when somebody reads your CV (since you already list out your education and professional experiences). Instead, write about yourself, why you have chosen this profession, where you want to be tomorrow and how the EC period matches these plans Smile

Just do your best to be interesting (in a polite way of course) because it's not a computer that reviews your application but people. And as we know - people tend to get bored after some time of doing (reading) the same things over and over again Wink
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Re: application form oct 2010

on Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:12 pm
Thanks for the answer:) Well, I hope to send all the documents this week, although I feel a little demotivated (after having read some comments about the way of giving points for education etc). Well, but it's still worth trying:) Good luck to everyone!

Re: application form oct 2010

on Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:21 pm

Im going to send all application file this week also.

I was also worring about education assesment, but Still.. We will see
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Re: application form oct 2010

on Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:16 pm
We do not think the motivation letter counts much. By experience, we can tell you that CV, language skills and nationality are the most relevant parts of the application. Good luck! (directory of EU links)

Re: application form oct 2010

on Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:52 pm
hej sven,

What are you talking about?
Why do you think that the nationality matters? Is there no equality between nations?
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Re: application form oct 2010

on Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:11 pm
"Each file (application form and attached documents) is assessed separately by two members of the Committee. Points are attributed as follows:

1. Academic profile (diplomas and marks obtained) - up to 8 points
2. Motivation (clear reasoning and expression, coherent choice for a Directorate General) - up to 6 points
3. Extra points (studies abroad, relevant work experience, linguistic knowledge, well documented application) - up to 6 points

The points given by both evaluators are added to obtain the final mark for the file. Within each nationality, applications are then ranked according to the marks obtained and a quota is applied.

* Q = ((E/5) * (2 + 3*T) / (T+E))
* Q = quota for a nationality
* T = constant threshold, fixed by the Traineeships Office
* E = number of candidates of the nationality

The quota formula takes into account the number of candidates per country and to a lesser extent the size of the population. Those with the highest marks are preselected until the quota has been reached. All candidates having obtained the same mark as the last preselected candidate are equally preselected."

It's all on the website!

>Is there no equality between nations?<

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