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:

Should your team be reading this?
Contact us about a group subscription to Pro.

About the author

  • Rogers kelli cropped

    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, 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.