Saturday Morning Reading #31

Here’s your Saturday Morning Reading… 1. CV mistakes: how to lose a job in development before you press send | Rachel Banning-Lover – Global Development Professionals Network Mostly obvious advice (e.g.Don’t cut and paste cover letters to different organisations) – but sometimes we need to hear obvious advice! “The worst cover letter I ever received was… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #31

Saturday Morning Reading #30

There has been a series of excellent articles this week and my internet would even let me see anything from yesterday or Thursday. Without further ado, here’s your Saturday Morning Reading… 1. The complexity of being an aid worker in a brave new post-2015 world | Brendan Rigby – Oxfam America The Politics of Poverty… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #30

Saturday Morning Reading #2

Here’s an early and seasonal edition of Saturday morning reading (because I’ll be on the beach tomorrow!). I’ve put it in order from satire to sentimental. Enjoy! 1) The 12 Days of Christmas – Post-2015 edition! “Three rambling summits, Two dozen speeches, And confusion on in-equal-ityyyyyy…” 2) Santa announces IATI commitment. “Santa notably scored highly… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #2

Breaking into international development

I wrote this a few months ago for Development in Action’s blog (original here). It mainly reflects things I have found helpful thus far in my career and is essentially advice I give to friends looking to break into the sector. ***** Trying to break into a career in international development? Don’t wait for a… Continue reading Breaking into international development