Webinar: Your guide to a killer online profile

An excerpt from the “Your guide to a killer online profile” webinar. Devex Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

Jobs in global development are not always posted — this is often the case when positions are tied to proposal bids or are part of disaster response where there simply isn’t time for the full application process. Instead, recruiters in the sector are often proactive in searching for “passive” candidates and encouraging them to apply.

It is therefore important to make sure you have a strong online presence, said Kate Warren, vice executive president at Devex. “When recruiters are looking for people with your skills and background, they are able to find you, and not just hope that they are going to post a job and you’ll find them,” she said.

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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.

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