Careers with the United Nations: Step by Step Guide

In this article, Gagan Vaseer ( provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a career in the United Nations. He presents a strategy to develop skills and experience that will make a candidate successful in this goal. This is an excellent list for career development planning across the board. In summary (link to article below):

  1. Understanding the mission.
  2. Pursuing relevant experience.
  3. Developing fluency in multiple languages.
  4. Developing experience working in various places in the world.
  5. Learning to showcase your skills with evidence.
  6. Attitude: grit, perseverance, and patience.

By Maya Sanyal
Maya Sanyal Associate Director