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This is your chance to be the next United Nations Legal Professional! Satisfaction guaranteed or you money back!
If you are seeking more information on how to kick-start your legal career with the United Nations, you have come to the right place! Working for an organization within the United Nations System is a dream for many professionals across the globe, since the opportunities offered often combine good remuneration and a wide range of benefits with meaningful work.
As you go through the chapters of the eBook, “UN Careers for Law Professionals”, you will be able to tell that the UN System offers several work opportunities for law professionals and students, therefore, the chances of you finding a vacancy that suits your profile are very high! Nonetheless, it is important that you know that selection processes to integrate the team of international organizations tend to be quite competitive and, for this reason, a strong preparation is key for those who want to succeed. Our team is certain that you want to be amongst the successful candidates and this is exactly why OpenIGO Network has put this eBook together: to help you land the job of your dreams.
As we move on through the different stages of the application process, this manual will offer you preparation tips as well as detailed explanations and guidance for each stage – it will introduce you to the United Nations as the complex international organization it is and its organizational culture and values; it will teach you how to prepare your online application in detail, give you insight on where to look for vacancies and will also get you ready for the competency based interview.
The “UN Careers for Law Professionals” was written and revised by a team of Ph.D. professors, human resources specialists and intergovernmental organization staff with a great deal of diligence.
It is important to point out that when purchasing the e-Book you are also acquiring 30 days of support to clarify any queries about its content through an exclusive channel available on the OpenIGO Store “My Account” page. The e-Book “UN Careers for Law Professionals” was written so as to maximize your chances of success in this competitive selection process!
Here’s an overview of the chapters you will find in this e-Book:
|UN Careers for Law Professionals (PDF eBook)|
|Chapter 1 – The United Nations and the UN System
Chapter 2 – UN System Jobs and Careers
Chapter 3 – UN Internship for Law Professionals
Chapter 4 – UN Jobs for Law Professionals
Chapter 5 – Understanding the UN Selection Process and Job Openings
Chapter 6 – Competency-Based Selection Processes and the UN’s Competencies and Values
Chapter 7 – UN System Application Form
Chapter 8 – Crafting the ideal CV/Resume (a sample Resume is also provided)
Chapter 9 – Writing an effective cover letter (a sample Cover Letter of a successful UN candidate is included)
Chapter 10 – Effective Reference Letters
Chapter 11 – Interview for UN Jobs
Chapter 12 – Getting ready to start working
Chapter 13 – Professionalism in the workplaceAttachment (A): Competency-Related Questions (sample questions for each competency assessment are provided).Attachment (B): UN Internship Programs for Law Professionals (presents the requirements, duration and documents demanded by different UN internship programs for law professionals.)
Chapter 01 – The United Nations and the UN System
Understanding the Organization Provides readers with an overview of the United Nations through the presentation of its history, organizational goals and main organs. Introduces the complex UN System and the myriad of funds, programs, agencies and bodies it encompasses.
Chapter 02 – UN System Jobs and Careers
An introduction to the job opportunities in the United Nations System. This chapter presents the definition of an international civil servant, the different professional categories of UN personnel and the multiple staff working areas. It will also provide you with an overview of opportunities and ways to apply for jobs with the UN System, as well as present career prospects and benefits for successful candidates.
Chapter 03 – UN Internships for Law Professionals
This chapter presents the most common requirements for becoming a law intern at the United Nations are, so you can better prepare to hold that position. Furthermore, you will find out which UN bodies offer the greatest number of law internship positions; what tasks are performed by law interns at these organizations; and much more.
Chapter 04 – UN Jobs for Law Professionals
This chapter aims to present a compilation of extremely valuable information regarding job opportunities for legal professionals at the United Nations. You will discover what the competencies, requirements, and most common tasks performed by law professionals at the UN are. Moreover, we will bring you updated information about the agencies offering the greatest number of opportunities, as well the most common countries and positions by grade level.
Chapter 05 – Understanding the UN Selection Process and Job Openings
Presents the characteristics of job openings and selection processes for opportunities within the UN System, and how the vacancy advertisements take place, helping applicants to search and apply for these opportunities.
Chapter 06 – Competency-Based Selection Processes and the United Nations’ Competencies and Values
Introduces the United Nations’ notion of values and competencies. In competency-based recruitment – such as those carried out by the organizations of the UN System – knowing these terms and how they are evaluated through the selection process is essential for candidates to succeed. In this chapter, find answers to questions such as: what are “competencies”? What is competency-based recruitment? How can the competencies desired by the United Nations be understood? Can competencies be developed?
Chapter 07 – UN System Jobs Application Form
Presents and explains the different UN Personal History forms (P-11 and Personal History Profile – PHP) and the virtual platform through which candidates may be asked to submit their application. This chapter gives tips and detailed explanation on how to best fill out each section of the PHP, preventing candidates from committing highly common mistakes.
Chapter 08 – Crafting the Ideal CV/Resume
Assists candidates to construct a strong Resume, which is essential to reinforce their chances of success in this competitive selection process and for them to stand out from the others. In this chapter, subjects such as the content and structure of an effective Resume, visual aspects, and common mistakes will be covered and various tips provided. A sample Resume is also available.
Chapter 09 – Writing an Effective Cover Letter for UN Jobs
Explains what a Cover Letter (CL) is, presenting its basic structure and assisting candidates in the process of writing an effective CL for their UN job application. A sample Cover Letter of a successful UN candidate is also included.
Chapter 10 – Effective Reference Letters
Helps candidates obtain effective reference letters, which can significantly contribute towards their success in the selection process. In this chapter, the following questions are answered: What is a reference letter? How is it different to a letter of recommendation? Who should I ask for a reference letter? How do I request this letter? and What content should be included in a reference letter?
Chapter 11 – Interview for UN Jobs
Qualifies candidates, so that they perform successfully in the interview. This chapter describes how the interview is carried out for UN System recruitment initiatives and what is expected from candidates during the process; it presents the interview method used by the United Nations selection team and gives tips and suggestions for candidates to be better prepared for this stage of the selection process.
Chapter 12 – Getting Ready to Start Work
Written to help new staff members to prepare and plan for the job opportunity before it starts, with issues such as: travel, accommodation, transport and a basic understanding of the first day at work.
Chapter 13 – Professionalism in the Workplace
Reminds professionals of good etiquette rules in the workplace, giving advice on topics such as: how a staff member can stand out within an organization, everyday work and how to maintain a good relationship with your bosses and work colleagues.
File Size: 9 MB
File Format: PDF (Read on Any Device)
Print Length: 223 pages
Publisher: OpenIGO: 1 edition
Publication Date: March 10, 2021
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Andrei Pella –
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Excellent material on internship and job opportunities for law professionals who want to build a career at the UN. I recommend it to everyone.
Lich Vera –
Thanks for this eBook. The Cover Letter chapter was really helpful during my application for a consultant vacancy with the UN Women.
Maria Shapolova –
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