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How to Have a Better Resume for International Development Job Applications

How to Have a Better Resume for International Development Job Applications

I have been asked to write an article about how to have a better resume for applications within the International Development sector. I have written this article many times as I very much like to share what is important and critical information that applicants must show in their CV when applying to help recruiters review […]

May 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
When things go wrong: evacuating N’zerekore

When things go wrong: evacuating N’zerekore

Life serving or working as an international aid worker will be the most challenging and rewarding job that you will probably end up accepting throughout your career. Peaks and valleys is the best way to judge a potential scenario for yourself, while operating in the field. I got my start, in the international development field, […]

December 8, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Thoughts on Choosing a Career in International Development

Thoughts on Choosing a Career in International Development

International development is a multi faceted field. A great many talented young (and not so young) people, at least flirt with the possibility of engaging in it professionally. With the exception of a few students that have studied with economists, educators, health care professionals and the like, who have also worked for development agencies, most […]

May 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Behind the Book: Choosing a Career in International Development

Behind the Book: Choosing a Career in International Development

Why I Decided to Write This Book After several years of teaching and managing programs and institutions in Canada and the US, I worked for many years in various capacities on development initiatives across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It became obvious to me over that part of my career that most people, in […]

April 7, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Giving Up the Comforts of Home and Learning to Live In the Field

Giving Up the Comforts of Home and Learning to Live In the Field

Getting ready for the field is not just about preparing for the big hardships, with vaccinations and security briefings, but also being prepared for the small, day-to-day hardships. The everyday things we take for granted while we are at home can be seriously missed when we find ourselves living in less than luxurious field conditions, but […]

November 30, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Importance of Support and Networking in Aid and Development

The Importance of Support and Networking in Aid and Development

Networking is not just about your career when you work in international aid and development, although building connections with teachers and colleagues can be an important way of getting into this field. It is also about creating a support network that can help you and your colleagues to cope with what is one of the most […]

October 18, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Preparing for Aid Work

Preparing for Aid Work

Ready to work in international aid? Working abroad can be a challenge, particularly when your work can take you to parts of the world troubled by natural disasters or violence. It is important to ensure that you are prepared for your new lifestyle before you travel so that you can devote your time in the field to achieving your goals for development.

September 26, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
How to Ensure Your Job Application Stands Out From the Crowd in 2013

How to Ensure Your Job Application Stands Out From the Crowd in 2013

You may well be wondering exactly why preparing a job application should be any different in 2013 than it has been in the past. If this is your general attitude, this could prove to be a major issue for you. The simple fact of the matter is that the job market is set to become […]

January 14, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Developing Skills for International Development work – Part 2

Developing Skills for International Development work – Part 2

Part Two: Beyond the basics International development is a broad field. How can you prepare for a career in such a broad field? Besides gaining the basic skills (see part one), the best way to prepare for your dream development job is to figure out exactly what you want and what you need to become qualified. […]

October 26, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Developing Skills for International Development work – Part 1

Developing Skills for International Development work – Part 1

  Basic Skills & Where to get them You know you want to pursue a career in international development, but you are currently in school or working a job in another field. How can you develop skills to prepare yourself for international development work? An internship in international development can help you gain many basic skills; so can […]

October 22, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More