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Career Navigator is our global initiative to help development professionals worldwide achieve their career goals–and land their dream job. Whether you’re a recent graduate looking to break into the field or a senior executive deciding between multiple job offers, we’ve got you covered with all the practical tips you need to conquer your next challenge.

Recruiter projections: Where will most hiring in 2018 happen?

A recent Devex survey asked global development recruiters about their organizations' hiring needs for 2018. We asked them in which region they expected to see the most hiring in the year ahead, here is what they said:

Devex reached out to more than 100+ global development recruiters to find out about their organizational needs and what trends will impact hiring in the year ahead. We have turned these results into an easy-to-read guide which can help you plan your next career move. Look out for our hiring trends report (coming soon) to find out what locations recruiters struggle to hire for, what skills will be most in-demand to work in the sector this year, and much more.

Spotlight on global health: Updates from the Gates Foundation

Opinion: The global development community asks tough questions. Here are the answers

By Chris Elias, Rodger Voorhies, Trevor Mundel

Last week, Bill and Melinda Gates released their 10th annual letter, focused on the 10 toughest questions they receive in their work. To mark the occasion, the heads of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s three global programmatic areas — Global Development, Global Growth & Opportunity, and Global Health — answer the toughest questions they are asked.

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Advise from recruiters: Insider tips from Tetra Tech

Opinion: 9 tips to better market yourself as an international development professional

By Siobhan Brooks

Marketing is all about knowing your audience and communicating the right message to get them to buy. As a job seeker in our competitive market, it can be difficult to stand out; therefore, marketing yourself is essential to the recruitment process.

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Recruiters answer most Googled questions

Devex insider: Clever responses to nightmare questions

Career Resources

Ask Devex

Tunde Hegedus, business development specialist with Tetra Tech, joins Devex career guru Kate Warren to answer all of your global development career questions in this months Ask Devex online event. Don't miss this insider perspective with valuable advise on how to best boost your career and land your dream job!

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Webinar: Networking 101

Networking isn’t something that comes naturally to everyone but it is critical for career advancement in the global development sector. Executive career coach Shana Montesol Johnson shares ideas to help change your perceptions of networking and reframe your approach.

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Job search bootcamp series

Landing your dream job in global development requires an effective job search strategy, a stand-out CV and a convincing cover letter. Check out our Job Search Bootcamp for practical advice and insights to help you on your way to job search success.

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Hiring trends report 2018

Devex reached out to 100+ global development recruiters to find out what their hiring needs are and what’s in store for the year ahead. Armed with this insider knowledge, you can be ahead of the curve when planning your next career move.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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