Impactpool speaks at the Stockholm School of Economics!

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by Impactpool

Published on: 11 October 2017

On Friday 6 October, CFO Henrik Ryden was invited to the Stockholm School of Economics where he delivered a speech to an interested and energetic audience, all interested in pursuing a career at the United Nations, NGO's or other Multilateral Organizations. Henrik spoke about his career at the UN, how to improve your chances of success while applying to the UN and what job profile they search for most.

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Henrik Ryden talked to a select group of dedicated students at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) about working for the United Nations, NGO's and other Multilateral Organisations. SSE is one of the most prestigious Business Institutions in Europe with a unique business-community network and their research is internationally recognized and many of their researchers are among the leading figures in their respective fields.

A very brief summary of the key factors that distinguish you from others and influence your chance of success while applying: 

  • Speaking one or multiple UN Languages (English, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and French)
  • Having work experience (UN Volunteer, Internship, etc.)
  • Completion of a Master's degree.

Even though these 3 focus points are usually looked for in a candidate, they are not the only influencing factors in the process of getting your career started at the UN. Additionally, it is definitely possible to get a job without any of these 3 prefered points. An elaborate explanation about how you can increase your success rate when applying for a position at the United Nations can be found here:

Update your Impactpool profile to stay alerted when featured UN jobs are posted. Find information on how to apply in the job advertisements. When sending your application, please indicate that you found the position at Impactpool.org.

Photo: Henrik Ryden speaking at the Stockholm School of Economics.

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