For some time I’ve been applying to different positions. I have two daughters and I want for them (and for me) to live in a different culture and language. After a few experiences, I’m tempted to say something about bad experiences:
Forget about public/international employment unless there is a competitive examination. Here my personal sample is smaller (just two cases). But from what I’ve heard, it’s quite representative and unbiased. Usually behind a public offer there’s some procedure forcing to publish a public profile to hire somebody already known. In my personal experience(an embassy on 2008 and an EU position in 2011) it was like this.
I’m still in contact with a recruiter because I have some type of personal commitment with him. But this is what I’ve learned and I share just in case it’s useful. However, I have good experiences to tell you about. You’ll have to wait next post for it.
First published here