Many professionals want to work for the European Commission, European Parliament, or any other EU Institution. Most of them focus their attention on the selection process made by EPSO -the European Personnel Selection Office-, but even if this is needed in order to get a job, it is much more important in order to achieve a real professional success, to firstly identify your profile and goals, strengths, weaknesses, objectives, priorities, capabilities, skills, values, etc. and then to use this internal information to get a fulfilling job at these institutions.
The real professional success is found when there is coincidence between what we want to do, what we can do, what we know how to do it, and what is valued by the labour market. If you are not satisfied with your labour situation, it is likely due to not finding this intersection.
Many people, even if they have already a job, as they are faced with the discomfort they feel for not working in the area of intersection of these circles, they think the only needed change is to find a better paid job. But there is a risk of finding yourself disappointed again and again if you make changes without a previous, deep process of introspection.
In Europe, we find thousands of professionals looking for jobs at EU institutions with a good understanding of the different areas, potential posts and areas (the "what is valued" circle), but an insufficient knowledge about the other three circles: their own internal reality.