FEEDBACK: EPSO Assessment Centre Training 19/10/13

Here reactions of the last EPSO Assessment Centre Training 19/10/13 … “The training was  very helpful! Given that it was only one day long, Carmen, creatively developed a methodology to have us experienced all the phases of the Assessment Centre exercises and learn more about us and others. I think such a method is very…

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From private company to European Commission, a successful move!

I had participated in the new AST1 competitions and at the end of May 2012 I got the long-waited news of being invited to the Assessment center phase – in only three weeks time! The circumstances were less than ideal: my husband was hospitalized abroad and I was taking care of our daughter, while working…

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A Very Powerful Preparation Method

Last year, I entered an AD5 competition for translators. After I had passed the admission tests, I realized that I needed a special coaching for the assessment center. I found Carmen via internet and she definitely was the best choice for me. We had several coaching sessions together, in which we prepared the different parts…

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Greater Self-Confidence

I first met Carmen at a networking event in Brussels just before I was due to take my EPSO oral exam. The timing couldn’t have been better for me; Carmen was able to tell me straight away what would be important in the competition. She helped me simplify my scientific way of thinking and coached…

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Understanding and Improving Management

I did not have any preconceived objective when I decided to engage in coaching. I wanted to improve my managerial skills through exploring situations I had experienced during my first steps as Head of Unit. Carmen’s name was one of those in a long list of available coaches, which I received from the Commission, when…

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Preparing to Move Forward

In October this year, I was looking forward to starting working as a seconded national expert in the European Commission. It was a big step forward in my career, so I wanted to be as thoroughly prepared as possible, especially since I had no previous professional experience with the culture in the EU institutions. I…

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A Strategic Approach the Assessment Centre

Carmen’s assessment centre training has given me the confidence to believe I could make it through to the final stages of the recruitment procedure. With Carmen’s skills in organization and strategy for the case study presentation I feel I have what I need to go into the Assessment Centre and perform to my best capability.…

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Never Stop Challenging Yourself!

I had reached a point in my career where I felt I needed a more challenging role, and my ambition was to be promoted to Director. I thought that it would be a good strategy to bring in a skilled outsider to help get me to the next level. Carmen’s executive coaching services were recommended…

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Practising Reflective Management

I had reached a stage where my career was progressing well, and had just taken the major step of becoming a Head of Unit in the European Commission, so I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on and refresh my management skills. Carmen’s name was on a list of coaches given to…

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Clarity, Warmth, and Re-assurance

When I first met Carmen Peter, she was the personal coach to my Head of Unit. I was very much surprised to find her later at a verbal/numerical course for secretarial level EPSO training, as I thought she only worked with high profile clients. I found that this was not the case at all, and…

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