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UNCAD
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UN Application STATUS!!

Post by UNCAD » 23 May 2019, 09:54

Hi there,

In October 2018, I have applied for a job at the UN. I have then been invited to an online competency-based-interview in december 2018.
Until some days ago, the status of my application was: "We are currently reviewing all applications". Now, the status has changed to "Under consideration". How should I interpret this?

As I took the online interview 5 months ago and did not hear from them, I wonder why they have only changed the status a couple of days ago!!

If you can help me, I would appreciate it.

Thank you and best regards.

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Re: UN Application STATUS!!

Post by C4IE » 30 May 2019, 07:17

The status is updated by HR as far as I know and sometimes they don`t even bother to do that to be honest. I`d say a change to 'under consideration' is a good thing. At least you know there is some activity on this recruitment and you are not excluded.

Would be good if someone could share an overview on the various status that exist. For WFP I know you start off with:
1) "We are currently reviewing all applications"
2) ....

At one stage you see "Congratulations, you have passed through to the interview phase" but I don`t know if this would be a real interview or a video interview. It seems all very random to me...

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Re: UN Application STATUS!!

Post by UNCAD » 30 May 2019, 09:00

Thanks for your input C4IE!

What I find strange is that the position was posted in September 18, closed in October 18, online competency-based-interview in December 18... May 19 is ending and there is still an activity on this position!!! Is it really a good sign??!!

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Re: UN Application STATUS!!

Post by C4IE » 30 May 2019, 09:22

I just looked in my profile and I have applied for positions with last status date in 03-2017 and 01/02-2018 which still say ' We are currently reviewing all applications.' while these positions have 100% been closed and filled.

It`s the UN and things take unfortunately a long time in most of the cases, makes you sometimes think if they are really needed that much ... ;o)

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Re: UN Application STATUS!!

Post by C4IE » 04 Jun 2019, 06:18

I have another one: We are pleased to advise you that you will be partaking in the assessment phase.

Didn`t know there were so many...

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