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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recruiting presentation for Barcelona GSE master students presented by Oscar Villarreal, Head of Recruitment for the OECD

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recruiting presentation for Barcelona GSE master students presented by Oscar Villarreal, Head of Recruitment for the OECD

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  • Aim of the workshop: Familiarization with the selection process and tools for success OECD & other international organisations No job guarantee
  • Who are we? 2 languages 5 year mandate, 2006-2011
  • “ The OECD is a unique forum where the governments of 31 market democracies work together to address the economic, social, environmental and governance challenges of the globalising world economy, as well as to exploit its opportunities. The Organisation provides a setting where governments can compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and work to co-ordinate domestic and international policies. It is a forum where peer pressure can act as a powerful incentive to improve policies and implement ‘soft law’– non-binding instruments such as its Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises – and can on occasion lead to formal agreements or treaties.” (anti-corruption). By its work the OECD intends to support economic growth, boost employment, raise living standards, maintain financial stability, assist economic development and contribute to growth in world trade. As such, it is contributing to a more harmonious functioning of the global economy.
  • How? By helping governments to identify good practices, seeks answer to problems, co-ordinate domestic and intl’policies, compare policy experience. For more than 40 years, the OECD has been one of the world’s largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistics and economic and social data As well as collecting data, the OECD monitors trends, analyses and forecasts economic development and conduct researches on social social changes etc.
  • In Employment, education, social welfare promote effective and accessible health systems - fight social exclusion and unemployment - bridge the “digital divide” between rich and poor In economy analyse and publish comparative data - produce forecasts - develop policies for growth and stability - foster open markets - promote cross-border investment - share best practices - study how international development co-ordination helps developing countries In environment, sustainable development - br ing together member countries to discuss fundamental energy issues through the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) In Finance promotes liberalisation in financial services and the development of international financial best practices. - working to promote investment policy reform and international co-operation. - studying the consequences of ageing populations and their implications for insurance and pensions. In Governance promotes effective public administration - encourage companies to run their affairs better - fight corruption and money-laundering - promote high ethical standards - encourage citizen-participation in policy-making In Innovation, the OECD as a strong record on biotechnology-related topics through work that spans more than 25 years. - improving our understanding of how Information Technologies -contribute to sustainable economic growth and social well-being. I invite you to consult our website under the rubrick “hot topics” where you will find a selection of key issues the OECD is working and key reports and important relevant links.
  • Work with more than 70 countries and NGOs Chile brand new member country to open the discussions for accession with Estonia, Israel, the Russian Federation and Slovenia, and strengthen co-operation with Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa, with a view to membership.
  • Officials are international civil servants recruited from our 31 member countries Accession countries – on a short to medium term basis will become fully fledged member countries of the OECD Exceptions are made for certain Units who publish a limited number of vacancies Club du Sahel FATF – Secretariat to the Financial Action Task Force ITF – International Transport Forum PARIS21 - promoting the use and development of statistics to inform and monitor development policy. PDG – Partnership for Democratic Governance – DAC list of ODA countries APF – Africa Partnership Forum Support Unit HAP – Heiligendamm Process Support Unit G8 & O5 – Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa CTP Global Forum No quota system for national representation achieving a better mix of nationalities within the Secretariat, particularly within the policy analyst and management positions, as well as the corporate functions; significantly increasing the proportion of women in senior management positions within the next three years; improving gender balance and ensuring equality of opportunity for women and men at all levels of the Organisation.
  • Post grad – masters and doctoral Huge plus on the CV for other org and also for later recruitment at the OEcD No funding Or graduates attached to a research programme or university Beneficial for future recruitment The fact of doing the stage can assist in obtaining a grant upon return Some special programmes ICEX - Carlos Schmidt - Georgetown - John Hopkins – SIDA Only full-time students who can benefit from a Memorandum of Agreement between their releasing institution and the OECD can obtain an unpaid traineeship within the Organisation. Areas of study must be directly related to the Organisation’s programme of work. are, in principle, nationals of an  OECD member country are full time in the field of economy or in another discipline related to the work of the OECD (social affairs, trade, agriculture, development, education, employment, environment, finance, fiscal affairs and statistics, amongst others); have a memorandum of agreement established or to be established between the OECD and their university or institute of origin; master English or French and have the capability of drafting in one of these languages; a knowledge of the other language would definitely be an advantage, as would knowledge of other languages used at the OECD; and are capable of working in a team in a multicultural and international environment.
  • Post grad – masters and doctoral Huge plus on the CV for other org and also for later recruitment at the OEcD No funding Or graduates attached to a research programme or university Beneficial for future recruitment The fact of doing the stage can assist in obtaining a grant upon return Some special programmes ICEX - Carlos Schmidt - Georgetown - John Hopkins – SIDA Only full-time students who can benefit from a Memorandum of Agreement between their releasing institution and the OECD can obtain an unpaid traineeship within the Organisation. Areas of study must be directly related to the Organisation’s programme of work. are, in principle, nationals of an  OECD member country are full time in the field of economy or in another discipline related to the work of the OECD (social affairs, trade, agriculture, development, education, employment, environment, finance, fiscal affairs and statistics, amongst others); have a memorandum of agreement established or to be established between the OECD and their university or institute of origin; master English or French and have the capability of drafting in one of these languages; a knowledge of the other language would definitely be an advantage, as would knowledge of other languages used at the OECD; and are capable of working in a team in a multicultural and international environment.
  • Post grad – masters and doctoral Huge plus on the CV for other org and also for later recruitment at the OEcD No funding Or graduates attached to a research programme or university Beneficial for future recruitment The fact of doing the stage can assist in obtaining a grant upon return Some special programmes ICEX - Carlos Schmidt - Georgetown - John Hopkins – SIDA Only full-time students who can benefit from a Memorandum of Agreement between their releasing institution and the OECD can obtain an unpaid traineeship within the Organisation. Areas of study must be directly related to the Organisation’s programme of work. are, in principle, nationals of an  OECD member country are full time in the field of economy or in another discipline related to the work of the OECD (social affairs, trade, agriculture, development, education, employment, environment, finance, fiscal affairs and statistics, amongst others); have a memorandum of agreement established or to be established between the OECD and their university or institute of origin; master English or French and have the capability of drafting in one of these languages; a knowledge of the other language would definitely be an advantage, as would knowledge of other languages used at the OECD; and are capable of working in a team in a multicultural and international environment.
  • Post grad – masters and doctoral Huge plus on the CV for other org and also for later recruitment at the OEcD No funding Or graduates attached to a research programme or university Beneficial for future recruitment The fact of doing the stage can assist in obtaining a grant upon return Some special programmes ICEX - Carlos Schmidt - Georgetown - John Hopkins – SIDA Only full-time students who can benefit from a Memorandum of Agreement between their releasing institution and the OECD can obtain an unpaid traineeship within the Organisation. Areas of study must be directly related to the Organisation’s programme of work. are, in principle, nationals of an  OECD member country are full time in the field of economy or in another discipline related to the work of the OECD (social affairs, trade, agriculture, development, education, employment, environment, finance, fiscal affairs and statistics, amongst others); have a memorandum of agreement established or to be established between the OECD and their university or institute of origin; master English or French and have the capability of drafting in one of these languages; a knowledge of the other language would definitely be an advantage, as would knowledge of other languages used at the OECD; and are capable of working in a team in a multicultural and international environment.
  • Highly competitive - 2500 applications for 7 posts 25% who left – personal reasons and other opportunities in home counties HRM corporate programme to enhance diversity Merit based recruitment On the job training & dvpt University graduates of outstanding intellectual qualities and personal strengths. Motivated, talented Committed to the OECD mission, demonstrate outstanding academic and professional achievement Effective teamwork and leadership potential Member country nationality Minimum Master or PhD in Economics , with a specialisation in some OECD-relevant fields . several years of professional experience and international exposure. current YPP: nationals from Mexico, Portugal, Japan, Hungary & Spain. fluent in at least of one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and also in other languages, including excellent drafting skills in at least one of the two official languages Role Participation in the preparation of studies and documents in areas dealt with by the Directorate concerned. Research for documentation and literature review. Collect, arrange and evaluate statistical data. Prepare notes and participate in the drafting of reports. Attend committee and working party meetings. Work will be carried out in Paris, but occasional travel may be required. The area of a Young Professional's assignment is based on qualifications, personal preferences and institutional staffing needs.
  • 1,600 is 4% of 40,000. SL = 4% of applications Flow chart of process JD CV & cover letter LL SL interview
  • Member country nationality CV & cover letter 1-3 pages – relevant qualifications and experience not always absolutely necessary that qualifications and experience correspond to every single criterion -  should correspond to most key criteria. Description of competencies Tailor activities in CV to JD Address the requirements outlined in the job vacancy announcement. Not written like JD but list of achievements, quantifiable if possible i.e. I recruited 10 over 6 months who stayed for 3 years Avoid simply listing the title of your job or the type of responsibility.  Tell us what you did and what you achieved. Highlight & link results/achievements to the competencies in JD (examples of behavior) i.e. stress – recruited x with short deadline of x Tell us why you are particularly motivated for this post at the OECD. Tests For certain positions, candidates may be asked to sit a written test as part of the selection process.  Can usually be done à distance. Tests may be designed as case studies, essays or mathematical and econometrical exercises etc., depending on the position. They may be done as a preliminary exercise by email or in conjunction with panel interviews in Paris.
  • Interview : face-to-face at headquarters in Paris or by video-conferencing, you will be seen by a recruitment panel, typically composed of the hiring manager, a human resources representative, & 1 or 2 ppl from another sector of the hiring Directorate or even of the Organisation.   We aim at gender and geographically diversified panels. Generally, the interview lasts 45-60 minutes and covers the knowledge and competencies needed in the job through a number of questions, often starting with an overview question on your background. The panel will remember most the beginning and end therefore key points you wish to transmit. Make sure you know your strengths and weaknesses. Participate by asking thoughtful questions about the position for which you are being interviewed.  You will normally be given some time at the end of the interview to ask questions. You may wish to practice the interview. Use concrete terms and specific examples from your experience to illustrate your points, your role (in a project, a team...), your achievements, etc., especially when answering behaviour-based questions. STAR system: Situation, Task, Action, Result Ex: Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult colleague OR Describe when you were forced to make an unpopular decision. Main focus of interview is job related = core technical competencies. Soft skills (ie teamworking, conflict management) will also be evaluated. Try to link your qualifications to the requirements of the position: explain how your experience is relevant in the context of an international organisation and the specific job you are applying for at the OECD. When you receive confirmation of the interview appointment, you will also receive some practical information and an invitation to set up an appointment with the HRM Staff Service Centre.  They can give you detailed information on the terms and conditions of service in the Organisation, expatriate life in Paris, etc..  Your panel interview will focus on assessing your knowledge and competencies for the targeted post and not on these matters. Follow-up: Completion of reflection note - a personal document on what were the key learning points for me today. What will I do when I go away (e.g. re-write my CV), what do I need to think about (e.g. voice volume)
  • Managers: training and support for performance management Top down workshops – Gender & Diversity Awareness in Recruitment Diversity Initative, Directorate Action Plans International Womens Day Gender friendly workplace award Gender mainstreaming award Flexible: part-time, job share, flexitime, teleworking SPES: dual career situations Well-being: osteopath, reflexologist, shiatsu) EPWN OWN GLOBE: Gays, lesbians & others for better equity ALORA

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  • 1. Subject: Handout GSE - recruitment workshop presentation - mission to Barcelona 24 to 27th of february 2010.ppt
  • 2. Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 1:27 PM
  • 3. From: Oscar.VILLARREAL@oecd.org
  • 4. To: <clara.kirchner@barcelonagse.eu>
  • 5. Cc: <Kally.WALSH@oecd.org>
  • 6. Conversation: Handout GSE - recruitment workshop presentation - mission to Barcelona 24 to 27th of february 2010.ppt
  • 7. Buenos d’as Clara,
  • 8. hoy miŽrcoles, regresŽ de Barcelona el lunes por la noche, y ayer estuve todo el d’a en entrevistas.
  • 9. para distribuci—n tal y como me lo pediste. AgreguŽ mi nombre a la primera l‡mina para que no se olviden de m’.
  • 10. les importa, podr’an compartirlas conmigo? De ser necesario, podr’a utilizarlas para nuestra revista interna @mosphere? Es probable que escriba un art’culo sobre la misi—n en Madrid y Barcelona.
  • 11. tus finas atenciones y tu gentileza. Por cierto, algunos de los chicos que atendieron la presentaci—n ya me escribieron!.
  • 12. Oscar