Whether you are trying to switch sectors, move up in your current organization, or figure out where you fit in global development — networking is critical. Many jobs are not posted online or are posted briefly, with a lot of hiring is based on existing relationships, explained Anne Steen, executive director at the Georgetown University Graduate Career Centre with the Walsh School of Foreign Service.
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If you are thinking about making a career move, Steen advised to start networking early on, preferably while still employed. It becomes more difficult when you are between jobs and feeling the pressure of securing your next paycheck, she explained.