Your career at the United Nations is made up of the jobs you undertake, the experience you gain, and the personal and professional fulfilment you achieve along the way. The wide range of functions and mandates at the United Nations offers staff many opportunities and potential career paths. The actual experiences of UN staff members illustrate the variety of routes taken and reflect the most important element: taking charge of your career.

The career workbook is designed to help you identify your strengths, skills and work preferences. It contains tools for determining your career goals and developing an action plan. Each activity will take 30 to 90 minutes to complete.

The workbook consists of three parts divided into eleven chapters called “activities”. You can either work on the activities sequentially or just choose the ones most relevant to you.

Career Workbook

Part 1: Career Planning

Part 2: Career Tools

Part 3: Career Transitions