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Interviews: what to expect and how to prepare
Whether in a face-to-face interview at our headquarters in Paris or by video-conferencing, you will be seen by a recruitment panel, typically composed of the hiring manager, a human resources representative, as well as one or two persons from another sector of the hiring Directorate or even of the Organisation. We aim at gender and geographically diversified panels.
Generally, the interview lasts 45-60 minutes and covers the knowledge and competencies needed in the job through a number of questions, often starting with an overview question on your background.
For most jobs, candidates should expect to take a written test as part of the selection process. Tests may be designed as case studies on relevant policy issues, briefing notes to senior officials, policy recommendations on specific topics, essays or mathematical and econometrical exercises etc, depending on the role.
They may be done as a preliminary exercise by email or in conjunction with panel interviews in Paris.
If you still have questions or a problem, please e-mail the Recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org .