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.

About the author

  • 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.