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UN System Jobs: Products & Services

Land your dream job at the United Nations!

If you are seeking more information on how to kick-start your career with an international organization, 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. In addition, working at the UN means developing a global career with a global reach, in a multicultural and pleasant environment; you will be able to construct influential networks and receive encouragement to develop professionally.

OpenIGO can help you land the job of your dreams with the United Nations! Keep reading to find out how!

The UN System offers work opportunities for professionals from very diverse academic backgrounds. Therefore, the chances of you finding a vacancy that suits your profile are very high! Nonetheless, it is important to be aware that selection processes to become part of an international organization team are extremely competitive and, for this reason, being well prepared is essential if you want to succeed.

In pursuit of its mission, the OpenIGO network has developed a comprehensive eBook, as well as support and guidance services, with the aim of highly increasing your chances of success in these competitive selection processes. These services include revising your UN jobs application documents (Curriculum vitae/Resume, Cover Letter) and a mock interview, as per the original UN jobs model.

We have already helped dozens of candidates become UN Professionals and we can also assist you in passing this competitive selection process!

In this article, we are going to present each one of our preparatory services. You will understand why each of them is worth every cent!

Make sure you also browse our website! We have created the most comprehensive website on jobs and careers with the United Nations!

UN System Jobs and Careers - eBook

Our comprehensive eBook on the UN System Jobs and Careers, “Landing your dream job at the United Nations”, will introduce you to the complex world of the United Nations and its approach towards international development; it will teach you how to prepare a strong Curriculum Vitae/Resume and an outstanding Cover Letter, and will also get you ready for the interview. It does not matter whether you intend to apply this year or next year, it will enable you to strategically develop your career and equip you for each stage of the UN Jobs selection process. 

The eBook is divided into 11 (eleven) chapters and contains more than 150 pages. This eBook was written and revised by a team of professors, human resources specialists and UN former staff with a great deal of diligence.

It is important to point out that when purchasing the eBook, 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.

An overview of the chapters you will find in this e-Book is provided below:

Landing your dream job at the United Nations (PDF eBook)
Chapter 1 – International Organizations: Concepts and Reflections
Chapter 2 – The United Nations and the UN System: Understanding the Organization
Chapter 3 – UN System Jobs and Careers 
Chapter 4 –  Understanding the UN Selection Process and Job Openings
Chapter 5 – Competency-based Selection Processes and the United Nations’ Competencies and Values 
Chapter 6 – UN System Application Form
Chapter 7 – Writing an Effective Cover Letter for UN Jobs (a sample Cover Letter of a successful UN candidate is included)
Chapter 8 –
Crafting the Ideal Curriculum Vitae/Resume (a sample Resume is also provided)

Chapter 9 – Interview for UN Jobs
Chapter 10 – Getting Ready to Start Work
Chapter 11 – Professionalism in the Workplace
 Attachments:
A) Competency-Related Questions (sample questions for each competency assessment are provided).

 Why is it worth buying the “Landing your dream job at the United Nations” eBook?

  • The eBook was under development for one year by an extremely qualified team of professors, human resource specialists, and intergovernmental organization staff for a small and distinct group of readers. Our eBook will provide candidates with many important details on each stage of the selection process and give tips on how to succeed in each of them.
  • Our previous e-Books have been extremely well evaluated by those who bought them and this one was developed with the same level of professionalism and attention to detail as our previous ones.
  • It has more than 150 pages of extremely useful information – not only a combination of what can be found online, but also original and significant content developed by our qualified team of professors, human resource specialists and intergovernmental organization staff.
  • It will teach you how to prepare a strong Curriculum Vitae and an outstanding Cover Letter, and will also get you ready for the interview.
  • For one entire month, you will have a direct channel to the authors of our manual to clear up any doubts you may have.
  • We guarantee your satisfaction!

Would you like to know more about our eBook? Download a free sample!

UN Jobs – Products & Services

UN System Jobs and Careers - Application Review

Generally, in the first phase of the UN Jobs selection processes, you must fill out an online application form and upload documents (Curriculum Vitae/Resume, Cover Letter, etc.). However, some opportunities may require that candidates submit these documents by e-mail. In both cases, these documents are decisive for your success in these competitive selection processes. Therefore, it is of fundamental importance that your documents are carefully reviewed! This is exactly what our award-winning team will do for you.

At OpenIGO, we have analyzed documents from dozens of UN candidates. This service is confidential and your files will be deleted from our systems when the service has been completed.

A review of your documents will be carried out in two stages:

  1. Proofreading – highly qualified native English proofreaders will check your writing, formatting, correct errors and suggest improvements;
  2. Technical review – a team formed of PhD professors with vast experience at intergovernmental organizations will carry out a technical review of the documents that you submit to the UN selection process, offering feedback for improvement. The fit of your documents with the UN policies and strategies will be evaluated. However, we also highlight that our team will not write your CV/Resume or Cover Letter nor prepare any other documents for you. Our aim is to enhance your application. The merit of passing the selection process is all yours.

 Why is it worth buying our application review?

  • It is a service of extremely high quality and care. A professor, with extensive knowledge of international organizations’ selection processes, carries out a technical review that, on average, takes 3.5 hours. In addition, a proofreader spends an additional hour checking your documents.
  • These documents are evaluated in all the different rounds of the UN selection process. If you really want a strong application, it is essential that you prepare your documents with extreme care.
  • The Application Review Services we offer on our website are extremely well evaluated by our former customers.
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Would you like to know more about our application review service? Access:

UN Jobs – Application Review

UN System Jobs and Careers - Mock Interview

The selection cycle of UN Jobs includes an interview phase, whose main aim is to find out more about the candidate, and analyze their knowledge, competences, and experience. It is widely understood and disseminated by the United Nations that their interview model is the competency-based interview (CBI) but, in fact, it is mixed, combining competency-based questions with traditional ones.  

Having a mock interview with a professional who has extensive experience and knowledge of the UN interview model will help you be better prepared for this phase, greatly increasing your chances of being selected for the desired vacancy.

UN Jobs mock interviews are held via Skype (preferably), WhatsApp, Facetime or Hangouts, conducted by an interview specialist as per the original UN model and last around 60 minutes.

If you have arrived at this point in the selection process, you cannot afford to miss the opportunity for additional qualification. The value invested is nothing compared to the energy you have invested up until now, and with the benefits you will obtain when you are approved!

 Why is it worth buying our mock interview?

  • On average, the interviewer (a professor with a Ph.D. who is a specialist on the UN System Jobs and Careers) spends approximately two hours reading all your documents and preparing a script to be used in your interview, plus around one hour in a mock interview with you. Every interview is personalized and unique.
  • The entire experience is set to reproduce the interview in the same way that is carried out by the UN recruiters.
  • The Mock Interview Services we offer on our website have been extremely well evaluated by those who bought it.
  • Practicing is key to succeeding in a Competency-Based Interview and if you have the opportunity to practice with professionals that can give you feedback on your performance it’s even better! At the end of your mock interview, you will receive thorough feedback and tips to improve aspects that deserve special attention.

Would you like to know more about our mock interview service? Access:

UN Jobs – Mock Interview

Special Packages

In addition to being able to purchase the ebook or each of the guiding services individually, you can also buy different preparatory packages for the “UN System Jobs and Careers” selection process. OpenIGO offers four types of packages: Full Package,  Initial Package, Interview Package and the Essential Package.


UN Jobs – Full Package

It is our most comprehensive package and aimed at those who want to qualify for all the different rounds of the selection process. On purchase, you save close to USD 15.00!

This package includes: 

  • “Landing your dream job at the United Nations”eBook + one month of support to clarify any queries about the eBook’s content
  • UN System Jobs – Application Review service 
  • UN System Jobs – Mock Interview

Taking part in our mock interview will help you prepare for the United Nations interview and also for several others that follow the same format! We assure you that it will be extremely worthwhile, even if you do not reach the face-to-face interview stage of the selection process.

Access:
UN Jobs – Full Package


UN Jobs – Initial Package

This package is aimed at all the candidates who would like to significantly strengthen their application. The book plus application review combination contributes enormously so that you can prepare your documents (CV/Resume and Cover Letter) in the best possible way.

This package includes: 

  • “Landing your dream job at the United Nations”eBook + one month of support to clarify any queries about the eBook’s content
  • UN System Jobs – Application Review service 

Do not forget that some qualified candidates don’t pass the first screening round due to a lack of attention to details! We can help you with that!

Access:
UN Jobs – Initial Package


UN Jobs – Interview Package

This package was specially designed for candidates that have moved on to the interview stage and want to improve their interviewing skills!

This package includes: 

  • “Landing your dream job at the United Nations”eBook + one month of support to clarify any queries about the eBook’s content
  • UN System Jobs – Mock Interview

If you have reached this stage of this competitive selection process, this investment is essential and is very small, compared with the benefits it provides!

If you have already purchased the World Bank Group Jobs and Careers eBook and would like to acquire the Mock Interview, you do not need to purchase this package (the Mock Interview service is also sold separately). HOWEVER, if you have not purchased the eBook yet, we strongly recommend you choose this package since the ebook’s content will help you perform better in both our Mock and your final interview with WBG recruiters! 

Access:
UN Jobs – Interview Package


UN Jobs – Essential Package

This package is the best option for you if you have already purchased our eBook and want to strengthen your application and increase your chances of success in the selection process! In addition, it’s the perfect opportunity to save some money by acquiring the Application Review + the Mock Interview with a special discount!

This package includes: 

  • UN System Jobs – Application Review service 
  • UN System Jobs – Mock Interview

95% of those who purchased our mock interview and application review services evaluated it with the highest grades possible (5/5 and 4/5) and 100% of them would recommend our UN Jobs services to their friends.

Access:
UN Jobs – Essential Package

Service Review

We have MANY clients from all over the world. Our satisfaction rate is really high!  96% of our clients would recommend our products and services to those who are interested in a career at the UN System.

Take a look at the results of a survey we carried out with our clients in 2018:

How would you rate our application review service? 1 (Poor) to 5 (Excellent)

81% – Excellent (5)          13% – Good (4)                          6% – Average(3)

Would you recommend OpenIGO products and services to a friend applying for the UN System?

Yes – 96%                       No – 4%

How would you rate our mock interview? 1(poor) to 5 (Excellent)

87% – Excellent (5)           13% – Good (4)

We have received a wide range of testimonials about our services. We have provided some of these below:

“The World Bank YPP selection process is arduous, emotional and long! So, do yourself a service and invest in the wonderful services provided by OpenIGO. Their ebook is extremely informative and a very easy read. Using it, I was able to put forth a strong application and made it all the way through to the interview in this very competitive selection process. The book helps you to familiarise yourself with the WBG, and guides you to be able to write the strongest essay, CV and dissertation abstracts possible, given its chapters dedicated to them. Having made it so far with their help, I signed on to the mock interview service, and likewise, was not disappointed! Getting stuck on the first question the interviewers asked me helped me to realise that I had not focused enough on the basics, and with this knowledge, I prepped more efficiently for the final few days before and I passed! Thanks to OpenIGO. To all those who will embark on this journey, invest well!”

“Great service! The mock interview and book significantly improved my performance at the interview”

“Very happy I heard about OpenIGO during my application proces, even though it was only once I started preparing for the interview/assessment stage. I doubted at first because of the cost, but I’m extremely happy I made the investment, because both the ebook and mock interview proved very useful. The mock interview was with two people who took almost 1,5 hours AND they came prepared, which is much more than the 40 mins I expected. Thanks a lot!”

“The mock interview was really useful. Particularly John Tude gave many advice which really help me to be more confident”.

“Definitely worth it. As someone who went in without a clear idea of what would be expected, the ebook and mock interview were incredibly informative. I particularly appreciated the feedback at the end”.

“The application review service was essential for me to go on to the next rounds and be interviewed by the YPP team.  It’s true I was not selected this time, but OpenIGO really helped me reach where I did in this competitive selection. Thank you to the OpenIGO team.”

 

If you are still not convinced that OpenIGO is the best option for you, take a look at some of the universities that many of our satisfied clients come from:


Our services are accredited and known in many regions of the globe! Take a look at the different countries that are part of our network and that have already purchased our services and products.

 COUNTRIES OPENIGO SERVICES AND PRODUCTS HAVE ALREADY REACHED:

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UN Jobs - Website

We have created the most comprehensive website on jobs and careers with the United Nations! 

A wide range of information is available on this website. The first step for anyone who would like to apply for a UN job is having a solid knowledge of the selection process’ characteristics.

Candidates need to know about the different stages of the selection process; make sure that they meet the minimum application requirements; as well as the features of the assignment which will be offered to them. Get to know more about it at:

UN System Jobs: Overview

Our team hopes that our website will be of great assistance during your UN selection process and that you will soon become an international civil servant who is committed to a better world for everyone!

Find out more about other products and services:

UN Internships – Products & Services

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