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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 […]

What if you’d hate a desk job?

What if you’d hate a desk job?

This time last year, I was in the mountains of Guatemala eating lunch with a man named Ovidio who spent 10 years working for WorldVision. It’s a prestigious international NGO that spends millions doing a variety of different projects all over the developing world.

How to build a network of like-minded people

How to build a network of like-minded people

Back when I’d first moved to Bonn, I was pretty sure I was going to become a photographer. So I bought a DSLR, made my family pose for hundreds of photographs, and spent hours playing around on LightRoom, trying in vain to become a pro […]

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 […]

I have so many different experiences. Which ones are relevant?

I have so many different experiences. Which ones are relevant?

“In your guide-book, you mention that we must include ONLY the relevant work experience for each application. Yet there are areas that are so inter-related that it is hard to say whether it is relevant or not. “Example: I have experience as a research assistant […]

Your dreams come true: a PAID internship in Paris

Your dreams come true: a PAID internship in Paris

This post originally appeared on WhyDev.   One horribly hot and sweaty summer, I found myself sitting on our itchy mid-century beige sofa, applying for job after job while my roommate went off to her paid internship at a large, multinational organisation. I was envious; […]