FAO of the UN Interview Questions

Updated Jun 8, 2015
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    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at FAO of the UN.

    Interview

    simple

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I submitted my CV and I was hired, no interview required. They evaluate my experience and I fitted for the position.

    Interview Questions

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    Kknowledge Management Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rome (Italy)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at FAO of the UN (Rome (Italy)).

    Interview

    Three interviews with senior staff

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The salary was set coming in as a consultant

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    Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rome (Italy)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at FAO of the UN (Rome (Italy)).

    Interview

    It is a panel interview with a set of standard questions that generally match the vacancy announcement. You're graded based on your answers. A short list of candidates is created by the panel and then submitted to a committee for review and then through the ranks for approval.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview questions are not standard, so they will vary by position depending on who prepares the questions.   Answer Question
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    Personnel Unit Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at FAO of the UN (Bangkok (Thailand)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    I was called in by an insider, and there was nearly no way someone can get a position inside an organization like this without knowing an insider. The interview was very impromptu, as I happened to be in the area, and was called in. It was rather informal. They just wanted to check if I could utilize my language skills for the job, and that I would be able to work a certain period.

    Interview Questions

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    Web Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at FAO of the UN.

    Interview

    Got a call communication 1 month after application confirming I'd been shortlisted and scheduled for an interview exam and thereafter for a face to face interview infront of a panel.

    Interview Questions

    • If assigned to go to Somalia and offer some training or implement some solution would you?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Smooth -they use international standards when it comes to renumeration

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    Assets Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Budapest (Hungary)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at FAO of the UN (Budapest (Hungary)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    First we had an hour long English pre-screening exam. I can't comment on how easy or difficult it was - I studied in the US so it was easy for me. Then I had my first interview with an HR person and two unit managers. They were asking the classic interview questions, like, where do you see yourself in 3 years, your strengths and weaknesses, what would you do if you got an angry phone call from a customer, etc... Then I had two 1:1 interviews with two team leaders, whose teams they were considering me for and I ended up choosing one.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 3 yrs? I hate this Q because it's a Catch 22: if you say "in the same position", you're not ambitious enough; if you say, "well, working on this or that kind of project" or "being in a managerial position", they're worried that you already want to get ahead, or perhaps don't even like the job you're applying for, that much...   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at FAO of the UN (Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)) in March 2010.

    Interview

    very strange hiring process for different type of positions

    Negotiation

    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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