Consulting

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 […]

How to tell if you’ll get that consultancy

How to tell if you’ll get that consultancy

“Do you like telling people what to do?” Jennifer had asked me, only half joking, during our informal interview for my first major consulting role. “Oh, yes, very much,” I’d laughed back, half serious, remembering a childhood full of being called “bossy,” later tempered by […]

How to become a consultant at the World Bank

How to become a consultant at the World Bank

The World Bank hires nearly 4000 consultants for its worldwide projects, to lead research studies in Bangladesh, design mobile applications for cocoa farmers in Cameroon, and invest in Ecuador, among others. Consultants can come from any country, and are provided with a fixed contract, compensation […]