How to stay relevant during your job search

There are a number of things that job seekers can do to stay relevant during their job search. Photo by: Matthew Henry

BARCELONA — In the past year, many professionals in the global development sector have found themselves out of work as projects, fundraising events, and hiring were put on hold because of COVID-19.

While significant gaps in a candidate’s CV might normally be a concern for potential employers, they will be more understanding at this time since the pandemic has clearly impacted people’s careers, said Jennifer Bangoura, a career and workforce development expert.

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  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.