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This is a particularly challenging time to be looking for new opportunities in the global development sector. Travel bans, disruptions to programming, and economic uncertainty have already forced some employers to lay off staff or postpone hiring.

The good news is that job interviews and hiring are still happening, leadership and career coach Anne Steen told Devex. And certain sectors, such as health and technology, are going to continue to need talented people.

Networking and connecting with potential employers, while difficult, is more important now than ever in finding opportunities, Steen said. Job seekers must understand how the coronavirus is impacting the sector they work in and be confident in telling employers why they are still relevant. As hiring becomes more competitive, “make it easier for them to see your value proposition,” Steen said.

Highlights from this discussion include:
• Insights on how COVID-19 is impacting global hiring demands.
• Strategies for managing an effective job search.
• Ways to network remotely.
• Tips for standing out to prospective employers.

Anne Steen, leadership and career coach

Kate Warren, executive vice president, Devex

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