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How many UN jobs did you apply to in the past 2 years?

No application yet - still waiting for my dream job to come by
6
5%
1 or 2
19
16%
3-5
8
7%
6-9
14
12%
10-15
13
11%
16-25
11
9%
25-50
17
15%
51-100
8
7%
101-150
7
6%
More than 150
13
11%
 
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How many applications did you file to UN jobs?

Post by Sebastian » 27 Oct 2018, 09:36

Over the past 2 years - how many applications did you file? I was inspired to ask this question after I read in the forum that some of you have >100 applications open - so I was curious to hear how many you have filed with any of the different UN organisations.

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Re: How many applications did you file to UN jobs?

Post by Sebastian » 27 Oct 2018, 17:08

Wow - that's an impressive result already - if any of you want to share your journey until now - feel free to do so below!
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Re: How many applications did you file to UN jobs?

Post by FromKadugli » 27 Oct 2018, 17:58

Seriously? More than a 100 applications? That's what I call dedication my friends!

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Re: How many applications did you file to UN jobs?

Post by jae jung.sim » 27 Oct 2018, 21:26

May I ask you for applying? Does it make not good result, If I apply many times to UN where I want part?
However, UN requires continually to us that apply to them whitout losing the courage!

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Re: How many applications did you file to UN jobs?

Post by Sebastian » 28 Oct 2018, 05:38

jae jung.sim wrote:
27 Oct 2018, 21:26
May I ask you for applying? Does it make not good result, If I apply many times to UN where I want part?
However, UN requires continually to us that apply to them whitout losing the courage!
That's an interesting question: I would say that of course in general more applications are better than less applications. But I guess there is a limit: if you apply to everything from a G4 to a P4 I would doubt you know what you are applying for. Likewise, if you apply for Procurement, Finance, Programme, and technical specialist roles, I would question if you truly are experienced in the job you apply to.
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Re: How many applications did you file to UN jobs?

Post by jae jung.sim » 28 Oct 2018, 08:29

If so, they have a big data system! Is not it?
Frankly, we can see the same part and position of several regions at the UN inspiration. day by day.
In the same part, UN is promoting G to P, even D grade. Then, applicants can apply to all of them at the same time. Because of very harsh competition, They are applying by lowering their standard. Is it not good method?

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Re: How many applications did you file to UN jobs?

Post by Sebastian » 02 Nov 2018, 05:25

jae jung.sim wrote:
28 Oct 2018, 08:29
If so, they have a big data system! Is not it?
Frankly, we can see the same part and position of several regions at the UN inspiration. day by day.
In the same part, UN is promoting G to P, even D grade. Then, applicants can apply to all of them at the same time. Because of very harsh competition, They are applying by lowering their standard. Is it not good method?
The different recruitment systems are not joined up / linked up. But yes, agency by agency HR can see who applied for what. Of course everyone can apply to everything. But if I see a candidate that applies to a D2, a P2 and a G5 I have a hard time believing that the applicant is serious. The matter is different when an applicant applies to a P2 and P3 posts at the same time - that's understandable.
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Re: How many applications did you file to UN jobs?

Post by Anja » 03 Nov 2018, 06:43

I think you just need to keep applying no matter what.

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Re: How many applications did you file to UN jobs?

Post by Pete » 04 Nov 2018, 16:07

Anja wrote:
03 Nov 2018, 06:43
I think you just need to keep applying no matter what.
Anja, I wil have to agree with you - but when is too much too much? Hwo wide do you cast your net? How do you decide when to apply and when not?

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Re: How many applications did you file to UN jobs?

Post by ichtus » 11 Nov 2018, 20:51

If you seriously would like to have a UN career and you would like to stay ON job (don't forget many UN job contracts are fixed-term with no extension guarantee), I would say, you should never stop applying even after you get on board.

Just for your reference, a friend of mine, a UN P staff, sends an average of 30 applications per month for years. He's in several P rosters, and he's never off the job.

This is a long term effort, not just for 1 year or 2.

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