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  • in reply to: Application Process #3087 Score: 0
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    Hi hyp007, thanks for the quick reply. I guess you learn something new every day. Up to today, I thought the GGST is exclusively for GS positions.

    Judging by the type of questions they asked, I’m guessing it’s more of a competence test than anything else?

    I personally found it to be more or less a general knowledge test.

    in reply to: Application Process #3085 Score: 0
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    March: Apply online to a P3 Communications Position for the UNOMS
    Early May: Invitation to take the GGST (Passed)

    Hi,

    just a question. Up to now, my understanding was that the GGST Test is exclusively for positions in the general service and not for P positions? Even the UN say something similar on their website.

    Just asking because I was also recently invited to sit for the GGST test and passed it, though I haven’t heard anything from them since, in typical UN fashion. But mine was a GS position, not a P position. That You applied for a P3 position and was invited to sit for the GGST Test is to me a surprise.

    in reply to: GGST TEST #2898 Score: 0
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    Does anyone know how many questions are there in the GSST test in total, or do they vary every time? I was only able to find information about the allocated time for each section but not how many questions are there.

    This is especially important for the Situational Judgment section where only 20 mins are allocated.

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    in reply to: Importance of networking to getting into the UN #2014 Score: 0
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    Hi Sebastian!

    Thanks for the reply.

    Yeah, it does seem that internal candidates do relatively much better. I was checking on linkedin the profiles of some UN employees and it seems that the majority are people who have been at the UN for quite long, often moving from one UN organisation and position to another. So, it seems that once you manage to get in, your chances of staying and getting new positions are much higher than an external applicant.

    With regards to duty stations that I am interested in, as I live in Vienna, that would be preferable. Also, Nairobi is a duty station that I would like. Copenhagen is also good. But I know that the UN is an international organisation and in that sense, I would also be interested in other duty stations.

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