Webinar: Networking 101

An excerpt of the webinar “Networking 101.” Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

Whether you are looking for your first job in the sector or are a seasoned consultant thinking about your next gig, networking is critical to advancing your global development career. Executive career coach Shana Montesol Johnson joins Devex to discuss the importance of networking beyond your job search and shares her tips for success.

“Networking comes up not only for emerging leaders, who are maybe looking for their first job or trying to transition into a new job,” says Johnson, “but also senior leaders inside of organizations, who aren’t even looking to change jobs, but just know that it’s important to have a strong network in order to get good work done.”

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.

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