How to ace an EU foreign aid job competition

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Thousands apply each time the European Union launches a competition, the first step in seeking a job with EuropeAid and other EU agencies. Yet only a small fraction gets through, about four per 100 takers.

Given such stiff competition, what can candidates do to improve their chances of success throughout the selection process?

About the author

  • Elena L. Pasquini

    Elena Pasquini covers the development work of the European Union as well as various U.N. food and agricultural agencies for Devex News. Based in Rome, she also reports on Italy's aid reforms and attends the European Development Days and other events across Europe. She has interviewed top international development officials, including European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. Elena has contributed to Italian and international magazines, newspapers and news portals since 1995.