Archive: November, 2009
Lately, I received a lot of e-mails and comments about how to better find jobs on the UN Job List. Firstly, thanks everyone for sending me your feedback! I’m reading all of your mails and comments and I enjoy your feedback. If you have ideas, please let me know.
How to better find vacancies
When searching for jobs it is important to understand the UN Job List. As you know the UN Job List takes vacancies straight for the UN original vacancy page of that organization. So the UN Job List shows, whatever the organization displays. Now some of the organizations do publish their duty station and some don’t. Some do publish the grade of the vacancy and some don’t. In short the tips and tricks outlined here are still valid.
Please note that this also affects the listing by duty station. E.g. you will not find the IAEA in the Vienna listing even though the IAEA is of course on the UN Job List since the robot can’t currently extract the duty station from the IAEA job site.
Another question I often receive is the question about WFP. Especially now since WFP is launching massive outreach efforts many people seem to be interested in WFP and I would love to publish WFP vacancies but this organization pursues a roaster approach so they don’t publish vacancies and thus I can’t add them to the list.
All of what I outline above is the latest status – if you work for any of the organizations and would like to change the way your organization is listed on the UN Job List, please just leave me a comment below. I would love to talk to you and improve the UN Job List.
A quick note for all the 1000+ daily visitors of the UN Job List: I know that some of my robots have been a bit “on-and-off” lately. Sorry for that.
I’m in the process of fixing these issues. And there is good progress: for instance the UN Galaxy robot is fixed now and while working on it I added two new departments of the UN.
You know that the UN Job List is basically a hobby project so sometimes I’m not quite as fast as I wished to be in adressing issues. But I want to make sure that you are informed about what is going on. So I started to publish items that I want to change/add/fix in the brand new Developer’s Corner. If you want me to add an items, just let me know in the comments below.