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Impactpool Career Story | Meet Jens Behrendt, Deputy HR Director at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

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by Impactpool

Meet Jens Behrendt, the Deputy HR Director at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, OSCE. In this episode, he shares excellent career advice and personal stories from working in various organizations and places around the world, such as being taken a hostage in Ghana. “Sometimes you’re walking a thin line. But it did not change my commitment or determination to work for international organizations”, Jens says.

Listen to an interview packed with food for thought for your career and get personal insight on what international organizations do and deliver.

  • What’s it like to work for OSCE – the largest regional security organization in the world?
  • On risks and security aspects working in areas that are high risk and hostile
  • How you establish your brand as a professional
  • The need to find a balance between work and personal life
  • The most common mistakes people make during the interview (Tip: be prepared to give a two-minute selling pitch of what you are as a professional!)
  • Entry points for a successful career, like the UN’s JPO and Volunteer Program

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Now you have the possibility to book individual career coaching with Jens Behrendt – a service requested by many of our devoted followers. Hiring a career coach is a well worth investment, that costs far less than the costly mistake of not getting your application seen or even considered.

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