After graduation

Your 1st job after grad school: What to ask of your employer and yourself

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By Scott Webb

Career coaches may dole out advice on how to get that first job, but how do you navigate the first few years after graduation, which tend to be critical to your professional development? Relief International Senior Program Officer Scott Webb guest blogs on the topic.


After graduation

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Hiring trends

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Career Matters

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Career Advice: Moving overseas

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Career Matters

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CV writing

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Career Advice: DC Career Forum

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

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

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.