UNESCO Interview Questions

Updated Apr 3, 2015
Updated Apr 3, 2015
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    Marketing Interview

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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    First a friend recommended me to look at UNESCO, because there are limited job opportunities for Americans to work in Paris. There were both telephone and in person interviews, and a followup when the job was offered

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    Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at UNESCO in December 2012.

    Interview

    Straight forward: I was asked to talk about my previous experiences.

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    Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UNESCO (Montevideo (Uruguay)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    It was a brief 2 to 1 interview. The interviewers were very polite and nice. I felt they wanted to see that the person is truly dedicated to working in such organization for the sake of well-being of others. They also ask about your future goals in order to make sure that you can benefit from the position they are recruiting for. Moreover, they asked me what I would like to do while working with them so that they could give me relevant tasks.

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    • Why UNESCO? What do you know about UNESCO? How do you think this position can be interesting and beneficial for you?   Answer Question
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    Social Mobilizer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at UNESCO (Peshāwar (Pakistan)) in September 2009.

    Interview

    I was selected form my university of peshawer for this job, and gave excellent interview as i knew about my local culture more

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    Programmateur Spécialiste Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at UNESCO (Paris (France)) in August 2009.

    Interview

    Environ 3 mois pour être en poste, je pense, c'est bon pour l'UNESCO. Ce n'était pas une position permanente, ce qui explique que la durée de temps était plus courte que pour les positions permanentes (ou les délais peuvent atteindre 9 mois).

    Mon CV a été présélectionné, ensuite j'ai eu un entretien, par téléphone. Je ne me rappelle pas avoir eu un deuxième face à face bien que je n'en sois pas sûr. Le panel était constitué approximativement de 4 personnes. Ils étaient gentils et mettaient les candidats à l'aise. J'ai eu officiellement connaissance des résultats de mon entretien relativement vite — moins d'un mois après l'entretien je pense. Je l'ai su de façon informelle personnellement plus tôt.

    Around 3 months to be in post, I think, this is good for UNESCO. It was not a permanent position, which explains that the length of time was smaller than for permanent positions (where delays can be up to 9 months).
    My CV was preselected, then I had one interview, by phone. I do not remember having a second face to face interview, though maybe I did. The panel was made of approximately 4 persons. They were nice and put the candidates at ease. I officially knew of the result of my interview relatively quickly - less than a month after the interview I think. I personally knew informally before too.

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    • Aucune question n'a été extrêmement difficile — ils m'ont demandé en quoi mon expérience passé pourrais m'aider dans mon nouveau travail et, comme j'étais déjà un employé de l'UNESCO, mais dans un autre emploi, ils m'ont posé des questions délicates à pro   No question was extremely difficult - they asked about the way my past experience would help me on my new job and, as I was already an employee at UNESCO, but in another position, they had slightly tricky questions about things that may have gone wrong in my previous position.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    C'était une promotion, et j'ai eu un grade plus élevé. Pour un rang et un degré donné, il n'y a qu'un seul salaire possible, donc il n'y a aucune négociation possible dans ce cas. Ils m'ont mis au plus bas degré à mon nouveau grade. En fait, je me suis rendu compte qu'une collègue a négocié un plus haut degré dans ce grade — basé sur son expérience. Toutefois, ce n'est pas du tout un cas courant parce que ce n'est simplement une affaire d'expérience mais de l'adéquation de cette expérience avec avec le travail., etc. J'ai personnellement préféré ne pas négocier lors de l'embauche. Le salaire pour le travail est en fait la plupart du temps indiqué sur l'annonce d'emploi... et il est largement suffisant.

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