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❗ Our brand new eBook will help you achieve your UN career dream! 


Book Description:

If you are seeking more information on how to kick-start your 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 this eBook, you will be able to tell that the UN System offers work opportunities for professionals coming from very diverse academic backgrounds, 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.

This manual 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. Our e-Book 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:

Landing your dream job at the UN (PDF eBook)
Chapter 1 – International Organizations: Concepts and Reflections
Chapter 2 – The United Nations and the UN System
Chapter 3 – UN System Jobs and Careers
Chapter 4 – Understanding the UN Working Areas and Job Openings
Chapter 5 – Competency-Based Selection Processes and the United Nations’ Competencies and Values
Chapter 6 – UN System Jobs Application Form
Chapter 7 – Writing an Effective Cover Letter for UN Jobs (presents a CL Sample of a successful candidate)
Chapter 8 – Crafting the Ideal Curriculum Vitae/Resume (presents a CV Sample of a successful candidate)
Chapter 9 – Interview for UN Jobs (interview questions and tips included)
Chapter 10 – Getting Ready to Start Work
Chapter 11 – Professionalism in the Workplace

Chapter Description:

Chapter 01International Organizations: Concepts and Reflections
Brief chapter prepared to present basic aspects of International Organizations covering topics such as its main concepts, structures, processes and historical background. Find information about the upbringing of the first Intergovernmental Organizations and how these influenced the foundation of the United Nations years later.

Chapter 02The 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 03UN 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 04 – Understanding the UN Working Areas 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 05Competency-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 06UN 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 07Writing 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 08Crafting the Ideal Curriculum Vitae/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 09Interview 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 10Getting 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 11Professionalism 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.

Product details:

File Size:  13 MB

File Format: PDF (Read on Any Device)

Print Length: 183 pages

Publisher: OpenIGO: 1 edition

Publication Date: June 11, 2020

Language: English

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