Aspiring development consultants see a dilemma: How does a new consultant transition into development consulting when few people are willing to hire someone without experience? This catch-22 frustrates many first-time consultants eager to bring their skills to the global development sector.
Fortunately, you don't need to be on the “inside track” to succeed as an international development consultant. Leading development firms increasingly seek people with skills from the private sector, for example, in areas like web design, communication and career development. The ability to bring a new perspective is a currency itself, and can be the “in” those without prior development experience need.