Watch: How to network successfully online

How to network successfully online. Devex Career Account members and Pro subscribers can listen to the full event recording below. Via YouTube.

In a highly competitive job market such as global development, where many positions are filled before they are even advertised, networking is critical in finding out about new opportunities and gathering intel on organizations of interest.

However, networking isn’t just something you do when you are actively looking for a job. It’s really about “life-long relationship building” and thinking about how you can help others, said career coach Caroline Korda Poole.

With the pandemic-era shift to remote working and online events, the ways in which professionals can build their network have changed. But there are still plenty of opportunities to connect with others working in the sector, and the focus should always be on what time, help, or expertise you can offer them, Korda Poole explained.

Highlights from this event include:
• Why networking shouldn’t just be a priority for job seekers.
• How to reframe your approach to networking.
• How to become a “go-giver” and add value to organizations.
• Tips for making connections and maintaining relationships from afar.
• How junior professionals and career transitioners can make connections in a new sector.

Speakers: Caroline Korda Poole, career coach, Centered Career
Moderator: Emma Smith, reporter, Devex

Watch the full online event: How to network successfully online

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.