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attaboy
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Overqualified?

Post by attaboy » 13 Sep 2018, 01:43

Hello everyone,
I am 42 with 20 years of experience in my field. A few times in the past I have been turned down in the private sector as being "overqualified". Might have been their way of saying "you're too old" though.
Could this kind of thing happen in the UN system if, say, I applied for a position that requires way less experience (like a P-3 that requires only 5 years)? Please, comment. Thank you.

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Re: Overqualified?

Post by Anja » 16 Sep 2018, 13:18

I don’t think that age is a huge issue in the UN. However if you are currently the CEO of a furtune 500 company and apply for a G6, I think your application will not be successful: the UN wants to know what drives you and why you would accept such a drop in your career...

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