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Webinar: How To Pass the United Nations Screening for Your Dream Job

Are you a young professional willing to apply for an internship or a job at the United Nations system in 2019? Remember that the application stage is the most competitive in the recruitment process: on average, only 5 to 10% of applicants hear back from the hiring departments in the UN system. This webinar is designed to uncover the tips essential for the success of your UN job application by going step-by-step through every section in Inspira (an online recruitment website of the UN: Screening Questions, Education, Work Experience, Languages, Skills & Training, Cover Letter, References, Last Questions.

With information gained from this webinar, you can boost your chances to pass the screening and get an opportunity to compete for the United Nations job at the further recruitment stages. You’ll learn a proven strategy to impress the United Nations hiring managers with your background and tips and hints to make your application stand out from other applicants.

Topics to be covered:

– Which criteria are used by the United Nations to evaluate, compare and select candidates in the screening rounds;

– How to present your education background to match the requirements (with examples);

– How to adjust your duties and achievements to the job opening (with examples);

– How to demonstrate the United Nations values and competencies in your application (with examples);

– What to include and how to structure your cover letter (with examples).


14330099_10210616478633462_4853152806816108002_nAlexandra Gordina is the founder and the director of YPUN Ltd., a company assisting young professionals throughout the recruitment process at the United Nations agencies. Previously she held the position of an international consultant at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for two years mainly focusing on Empretec, a capacity-building program fostering entrepreneurship in developing countries. She also worked at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) assisting national offices and other stakeholders in coordinating their work and filling statistical gaps. Alexandra founded YPUN, Ltd. in 2014 to help young professionals get hired for their ideal job in international affairs area with a meaningful raise, while skipping the irritation of the typically discouraging failures. Today, Alexandra is in charge of managing a network of UN insiders and successful UN YPP candidates and gathering their knowledge to assist you with the career start and development at the United Nations system.


The webinar “How To Pass the United Nations Screening for Your Dream Job” was held on 18 November 2018. You may watch the recording of the webinar below.


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