What recruiters think of your education

Pursuing a graduate degree or training course can boost your credentials but requires a significant investment of your time and money. To help you figure out if it is worth it, Devex spoke to over 100 global development recruiters to find out what they think about your education and if it will really help you land the job.

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.