4 tips to build the best client-consultant relationship

International development recruiters from different organizations share their views on how to make the most positive, stress-free client-consultant relationships.

It’s crucial for independent consultants to reach out and foster relationships with potential clients. But it’s hard to know how often and what to do when it is time to make connections.

Kate Warren, Devex’s senior director and editor of careers and recruitment, sat down with several recruiters to discuss tips for what makes the most positive, stress-free client-consultant relationships during a panel organized by Independent Consultants Working for a Better World. Here are several of the top tips:

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.