The do's and don'ts of a global development career fair

A scene from the 2017 Devex Global Development Career Forum. Photo by: Devex

Career fairs are an opportunity for global development job seekers to find out more about the organizations they admire, see what opportunities are out there, and learn from other global dev professionals. Preparation and prioritization are key to making the most of these experiences and impressing potential employers.

If you are heading to your first career fair or if you are transitioning from another sector and still learning the nuances of the development sector, here are a few tips to help ensure your day is a success.

About the author

  • 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.