4 steps to transition to a global development career

By Kelli Rogers 28 July 2015

An excerpt of "Transitioning to a career in global development: where you fit in." Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

If you’re experiencing frustrations and running into brick walls trying to transition to a career in global development, know that you aren’t alone. This is according to Ronda Ansted, CEO and senior career consultant at Be the Change Career Consulting, who herself was frustrated by the difficulty in transitioning to development work after obtaining her master’s degree.

Now, with more than 20 years of experience in multiple roles in the sector, including organizational development facilitator, program director and international recruiter, Ansted has come up with a formula to help others figure out how to leverage their skills and experience into a successful development career.

It isn’t a linear process, she warned, but her framework consisting of purpose, patience and persistence can help you formulate a clearer path.

Watch the latest in the Devex Career Webinar series, called “Transitioning to a career in global development: Where you fit in” to equip yourself with the skills you need to move forward in your search.

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Kelli Rogers@kellierin

In her role as associate editor, Kelli Rogers helps to shape Devex content around leadership, professional growth and careers for professionals in international development, humanitarian aid and global health. As the manager of Doing Good, one of Devex's highest-circulation publications, she is constantly on the lookout for the latest staffing changes, hiring trends and tricks for recruiting skilled local and international staff for aid projects that make a difference. Kelli has studied or worked in Spain, Costa Rica and Kenya.


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