What are ways to get a job with the United Nations?


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Apply for a job with the United Nations (UN) through the career section of the organization's website. The career page on the UN website allows users to search through job openings and submit applications online.

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What are ways to get a job with the United Nations?
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The site's career database lists all available positions with the UN. Users may browse specific positions or generic positions, which are used to create hiring pools for various agency jobs. After browsing for open positions, users can create a profile and applications for any positions in which they are interested. An application includes information about the candidate's education, job experience and skills. The UN uses these applications instead of traditional resume submissions. After submitting an application, users may be presented with a brief questionnaire related to the position for which they are applying. Candidates may also be asked to evaluate their own proficiency in specific skills related to the job.

Submitted applications are evaluated based on a candidate's education, skills and experience. Candidates deemed suitable are then subjected to an assessment exercise, which may be a written exam, simulation exercise or case study. Applicants are informed well in advance of the date, length and type of their assessment exercise. Finally, candidates who pass their assessment exercise move on to a competency-based interview. Conducted via phone or in person, this interview allows candidates to share how their unique skills make them suited for a position with the UN.

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