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suresnes
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Offer of appointment and then reference check

Post by suresnes » 18 Apr 2019, 05:28

Hey guys i’ve applied for a g level position in UN DESA and was given the email with congratulations and the ‘offer of appointment’. It had the approximate salary in it but no date for starting the duty..(is this normal? first curiosity and question)

I signed this letter and also the release letter which came with it, that enables the organization to talk to my previous employers.

The release letter also asked me to contact my employers and get them to send the HR the original employment verification form. Which i did. My employers said they sent it. But i havent heard from them for over a week now.

Would i have to just wait..? Is there a possibility that something might go wrong at this stage and the job offer be withdrawn? (Second question)
Im kind of nervous please share ur thoughts and experiences

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Re: Offer of appointment and then reference check

Post by est-est » 04 May 2019, 02:10

Hi suresnes,

I can't offer any insight into the first question but I may be able to assist with your second question.

By way of a quick background, I'm an attorney and whether the offer may be withdrawn will depend on the drafting of the letters that you signed with UN.

If you want, feel free to PM the relevant provisions of the letter(s) (obviously, redact any personal information that you don't feel comfortable sharing - I only need the legal provisions) and I will be able offer more definitive advice as to whether the agreement you signed is binding at law or made contingent on the outcome of your reference checks.

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Re: Offer of appointment and then reference check

Post by BenjaminLincoln » 28 May 2019, 21:10

suresnes wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 05:28
Hey guys i’ve applied for a g level position in UN DESA and was given the email with congratulations and the ‘offer of appointment’. It had the approximate salary in it but no date for starting the duty..(is this normal? first curiosity and question)

I signed this letter and also the release letter which came with it, that enables the organization to talk to my previous employers.

The release letter also asked me to contact my employers and get them to send the HR the original employment verification form. Which i did. My employers said they sent it. But i havent heard from them for over a week now.

Would i have to just wait..? Is there a possibility that something might go wrong at this stage and the job offer be withdrawn? (Second question)
Im kind of nervous please share ur thoughts and experiences
Hi Suresne,
Can you share any update on how it finally ended for the rest of us? Thanks!

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Re: Offer of appointment and then reference check

Post by suresnes » 01 Jun 2019, 10:20

BenjaminLincoln wrote:
28 May 2019, 21:10
suresnes wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 05:28
Hey guys i’ve applied for a g level position in UN DESA and was given the email with congratulations and the ‘offer of appointment’. It had the approximate salary in it but no date for starting the duty..(is this normal? first curiosity and question)

I signed this letter and also the release letter which came with it, that enables the organization to talk to my previous employers.

The release letter also asked me to contact my employers and get them to send the HR the original employment verification form. Which i did. My employers said they sent it. But i havent heard from them for over a week now.

Would i have to just wait..? Is there a possibility that something might go wrong at this stage and the job offer be withdrawn? (Second question)
Im kind of nervous please share ur thoughts and experiences
Hi Suresne,
Can you share any update on how it finally ended for the rest of us? Thanks!
Heya i gotta letter of appointment while called to work in the office. Jesus the un system is really slow!

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Re: Offer of appointment and then reference check

Post by BenjaminLincoln » 01 Jun 2019, 14:11

suresnes wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 10:20
BenjaminLincoln wrote:
28 May 2019, 21:10
suresnes wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 05:28
Hey guys i’ve applied for a g level position in UN DESA and was given the email with congratulations and the ‘offer of appointment’. It had the approximate salary in it but no date for starting the duty..(is this normal? first curiosity and question)

I signed this letter and also the release letter which came with it, that enables the organization to talk to my previous employers.

The release letter also asked me to contact my employers and get them to send the HR the original employment verification form. Which i did. My employers said they sent it. But i havent heard from them for over a week now.

Would i have to just wait..? Is there a possibility that something might go wrong at this stage and the job offer be withdrawn? (Second question)
Im kind of nervous please share ur thoughts and experiences
Hi Suresne,
Can you share any update on how it finally ended for the rest of us? Thanks!
Heya i gotta letter of appointment while called to work in the office. Jesus the un system is really slow!
So how long did it take you overall if you don’t mind sharing with us the dates: application, assessment, interview, offer of appointment, contract signed, etc.

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Re: Offer of appointment and then reference check

Post by suresnes » 02 Jun 2019, 12:39

BenjaminLincoln wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 14:11
suresnes wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 10:20
BenjaminLincoln wrote:
28 May 2019, 21:10


Hi Suresne,
Can you share any update on how it finally ended for the rest of us? Thanks!
Heya i gotta letter of appointment while called to work in the office. Jesus the un system is really slow!
So how long did it take you overall if you don’t mind sharing with us the dates: application, assessment, interview, offer of appointment, contract signed, etc.
I applied in january, got assessment test on february, interview on march, offer of appointment on april, started working on may. So basically one month for each stage

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Re: Offer of appointment and then reference check

Post by BenjaminLincoln » 02 Jun 2019, 14:06

suresnes wrote:
02 Jun 2019, 12:39
BenjaminLincoln wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 14:11
suresnes wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 10:20


Heya i gotta letter of appointment while called to work in the office. Jesus the un system is really slow!
So how long did it take you overall if you don’t mind sharing with us the dates: application, assessment, interview, offer of appointment, contract signed, etc.
Pretty straight forward.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your journey at the UN!!

I applied in january, got assessment test on february, interview on march, offer of appointment on april, started working on may. So basically one month for each stage

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Re: Offer of appointment and then reference check

Post by BenjaminLincoln » 04 Jun 2019, 01:25

BenjaminLincoln wrote:
02 Jun 2019, 14:06
suresnes wrote:
02 Jun 2019, 12:39
BenjaminLincoln wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 14:11


So how long did it take you overall if you don’t mind sharing with us the dates: application, assessment, interview, offer of appointment, contract signed, etc.
Pretty straight forward.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your journey at the UN!!

I applied in january, got assessment test on february, interview on march, offer of appointment on april, started working on may. So basically one month for each stage
Ok, thank you Suresnes for the update. Much appreciated.

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