Consulting

How early should you be to an interview?

How early should you be to an interview?

The rainiest day this month, Jennifer and I sit in her kitchen, chatting about her upcoming Skype interview; the clock reads half past one.

“It’s at four this afternoon,” she says, raising her coffee mug to her lips. “I’ve got time to prepare.”

“Let’s start now,” I say, pushing back my chair.

We sit down at her desk, planning to go over the questions and her responses, and something feels not quite right…

Have you considered being an international development consultant?

Have you considered being an international development consultant?

Did you fall headfirst in love with working abroad, with other cultures, seeing the world… but you need something different from a full-time job? You might want to consider becoming an international development consultant. The truth is, consulting is a fabulous way to toe the […]

Warning: These 9 Mistakes Will Destroy Your Job Application

Warning: These 9 Mistakes Will Destroy Your Job Application

Dear Abdulrahid Ibrahim Jabar,* Thank you for taking the time to apply for the job for which I’m helping XYZ international organisation recruit a stellar candidate. They’re hoping to find someone who will thrive in the position and appropriately represent the organisation to its stakeholders […]

Everything you wanted to know about becoming a consultant for the World Bank

Everything you wanted to know about becoming a consultant for the World Bank

Consulting positions are often considered an easier way to get into international organisations, as the application process is usually shorter even if the necessary documents to apply are often the same.

3 tips to a job at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

3 tips to a job at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Working at BGMF is not for the lackadaisical, and the sharp, intelligent, and extremely diverse group of individuals who make up the Foundation reflect its commitment to recruiting the brightest. So how do you become part of that elite group, working at what one of the Foundation’s Deputy Directors describes as a “purpose driven organization, with smart colleagues and amazing benefits” ?

Why Some People Almost Always Get Repeat Contracts in Consulting

Why Some People Almost Always Get Repeat Contracts in Consulting

We sit across from each other, broad cups of peppermint tea cupped in our hands, oblivious to everyone else. I am seduced by his wavy blond hair and blue eyes, easy smile and rich vocabulary. Earlier that evening, he told me about graduating from the […]