When job-hunting in international development, NGOs and governments are obvious places to look—but don't overlook the private sector and social enterprises.

While humanitarian aid and international development are often talked about together, there are some important differences that are vital to understand if you are considering entering these fields.

Careers for Globetrotters: Meet Victor Mings, Software developer in the Netherlands

Careers for Globetrotters: Meet Doug Lau - Public Health Consultant at UN-Habitat in Kenya

Relevant degrees, hard skills, soft skills and global competencies, and international experience are all important elements to succeeding in internationa

Careers for Globetrotters: Meet Sahar Ghadhban - Foreign Service Officer in Canada & Russia

Sahar is the third in our upcoming series of profiles in our new Careers for Globetrotters column.  We'll be taking a look into the lives and backgrounds of people who are living their dream of working abroad - and find out the steps they took to get there.Sahar tells about the seven-year path she took from her first internship in Algeria to getting hired as a foreign service officer. Find out why quitting her job at Global Affairs was the best thing she could have done to get her dream job, what she did after she didn’t pass her first post-secondary public service exam, and what it takes to get paid to learn Russian.Watch her series of videos below.

Doing this will beat sending an email over LinkedIn every single time.
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