It’s the catch-22 that all young job seekers need to overcome – how can I gain experience if I have no or little experience? Unfortunately, you will also need to overcome this obstacle if you wish to work in the aid and development sector: competition is high, drive and passion are palpable among candidates, and opportunities may sometimes be scarce.
Despite the challenge, when there is a will, there’s a way... One way is to define the right strategy that will help you get your dream job. Whether you are interested in serving the United Nations, supporting a non-governmental organization, or working at the domestic level in the international cooperation sector, here are four steps you can follow (starting today!) that will boost your chances to break into a career in the aid and development sector.
While this might seem obvious, this aspect is often overlooked by job seekers like you who have no or little experience. Your ability to demonstrate your genuine interest in the aid and development sector – especially for junior positions – can really make a difference between being called for an interview or receiving a regret letter. Here are
You have to take advantage of the power of the internet and social media to stress your motivation to support aid and development projects. To build an online professional brand that will help you improve your search, you can start following these tips:
Part 2 - How do you launch your career in the aid and development sector?
The second part of this series is available here.