Your ultimate reference list: Who should make the cut?

Are you choosing your references carefully? Finding a good balance among the multiple references you share when job hunting just may help you clinch the job offer. Photo by: Devex

Strong references are important for any job search, and in global development, those voices remain an important way to assess skills a recruiter can’t surmise from a CV.

In a Devex webinar on humanitarian aid work, Jessica Alexander, author of “Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid,” spoke about the importance of soft skills in succeeding as a humanitarian aid worker.

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This article was last updated on 14 November 2017

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    Kate Warren

    Kate Warren is Executive Vice President and resident talent and careers guru at Devex. With 15 years of global development recruitment experience advising international NGOs, consulting firms, and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.