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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…

Friday Links

Friday Links

Can you get a job writing Christmas cards? The answer is: yes! This NGO in the north of Thailand, started by two former bankers, is looking for English- and German-speaking volunteers to handwrite hundreds of Christmas cards later this year, presumably to be sent out to donors in advance of the holiday season, because there’s little so impactful as a handwritten note to express gratitude.

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 […]