Confessions of a recruiter: 'I was on call 62 looking for a software developer…'

Trócaire staff talks to a young boy at the Qab Elials camp. Sourcing the best candidate for an international development organization is tough, but recruiters from The Asia Foundation and Engility talk about their fun and quirky interview experiences. Photo by: Eoghan Rice / Trócaire / CC BY

A great interviewer is someone who is authentically engaged in making a connection with the candidate, said Maya Salomon, senior international recruiter for The Asia Foundation.

Interviewing never gets old for her because every person is different, she said, especially in the field of international development.

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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.