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Numbers, numbers, numbers !!! (or, how to talk about your management experience on your CV)

Numbers, numbers, numbers !!! (or, how to talk about your management experience on your CV)

The hardest thing about getting a job in international development often feels like the invisible competition of the thousands of applicants who apply for a single role. “I was sent a pack of CVs for my recommended top 5 candidates for a relatively entry-level job […]

Get that gig: UNICEF Myanmar

Get that gig: UNICEF Myanmar

Wondering how to get started working in the field? Struggling with not enough experience but eager to cut your teeth at a premier international organisation? The “Get that Gig” series explores unadvertised positions at international institutions around the world, with tips from those who’ve already […]

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” ?

“I feel like I’ve tried everything.”

“I feel like I’ve tried everything.”

“I have no idea how to get in. I eorked with danish red crosd as sdmin and finance officer, and have three master degrees but still i get no reply even for a UNV, internship or p1-3 jobs. I even manuered my cv and cover […]

How to become a UNV

How to become a UNV

I thought I’d work in the non-profit sector in Belgium. That’s what I had foreseen. Not working in the Amazon with indigenous communities, nor visiting tiny villages in rural Congo.. This sector is so unpredictable. Maybe they will close a programme, or the NGO will leave the country. You never really know for sure.

My work experience before my Master’s degree does not count. Or does it?

My work experience before my Master’s degree does not count. Or does it?

“I am 34 years old, I finished my Master’s 6 months ago and I have only 6 months of experience after my Master’s. Yet, I have more than 4 years’ experience before that (NGOs, international companies, universities, freelance consultant). “When development job vacancies pop-up, they […]