Career Matters

Should experienced career switchers start at entry level?

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By Kate Warren

In our most recent “Ask Devex” webinar for members with a career account, we received several questions from mid-career professionals looking to change careers but not sure where to start. Here’s what I advised.

Hiring trends

8 development jobs you may be overlooking

By Ingrid Ahlgren

There’s more to international development than managing aid projects. Here are eight emerging areas of work you might not have thought of.

Career Matters

Doing and becoming: Focus on long-term benefits when evaluating job offers

By Kate Warren

Short-term positives might be getting in the way your long-term job fulfillment. Here are 5 questions you should consider or ask in an interview when evaluating a job change to avoid leaving one unhappy situation for another.

Career Advice: Moving overseas

On the move: What you need to know to protect yourself overseas

By Kelli Rogers

Frequently overlooked by development professionals preparing to move abroad is the financial protection crucial to a smooth transition overseas. Clements Worldwide details what you need to know to ensure you are protected wherever you go.

Career Advice

What qualities does RTI International look for in its staff?

By Kelli Rogers

A large variety of RTI International's technical programming team will be present at Devex’s upcoming Career Forum in Manila, Philippines to speak with potential job candidates. Ahead of the event, RTI Senior Recruiter Kate Wood offers advice on what drives a successful RTI employee.

CV writing

How to ask for and learn from a CV critique

By Kelli Rogers

There are many reasons why you may not land a job you’ve applied for — and it’s easy for job seekers to draw the wrong conclusions. The solution is simple, though, according to a senior HR business partner with RTI: Ask.

Career Advice: DC Career Forum

Get the interview: How to use your CV as a marketing tool

By Kelli Rogers

Your CV remains the first tool to land an interview, so avoid clichés whenever possible. Veteran recruiter Reginald Wilson presented this and other CV tips for development professionals at the 6th Annual Devex Career Forum in Washington, D.C.

Soft skills

5 things you should know about soft skills for global development

By Eliza Villarino

Soft skills may be even more valuable than technical skills in the field, recruiters said at the 6th Annual Devex International Development Career Forum in Washington, D.C.

Career Matters

Couldn't attend the DC Career Forum? Here's what to do now

By Kate Warren

The 6th Annual Devex International Development Career Forum in Washington gave attendees a unique opportunity to connect with prospective employers. But what if you weren’t able to attend? Here are four resources that you can use in your job search without having to be in-person at an event.