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What if I don’t have “several years of ICT experience” like the job ad asks?

Recently, a member I was career coaching asked me a common question. They are just starting out in ICT4D and see every job ad asking for “several years experience” in using technology for development, when they only have a few

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Ask me for career advice

If you are ready to get serious about a job search or you are having trouble finding your dream job, know that I am here to help. I am happy to consult with you on your career prospects and develop

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How can I meet ICT4D Thought Leaders and Influencers?

The best way to get a job in ICT4D is to be known to those implementing ICT projects. The best way to be known is through informational interviews. But how do you find these people and connect with them? As

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Use Twitter to get an ICT4D Job in 5 Easy Steps

Getting a job in information and communications technology for development is a little different than finding gainful employment in international development overall. One difference is the high use of social media by the ICT4D community – we are geeky after

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How to Get Hired at Your Amazing ICT4D Dream Job

It’s damn hard to get a job in international development. And if you’re geeky and want to do ICT4D – use information and communication technologies for development, it’s even harder. Yet every year several hundred people graduate from SAIS, Georgetown,

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The Single Best Action to Jump Start Your ICT4D Career

And it is not working on your resume, sending out CV’s to every job ad, or going to career fairs. In fact, doing those is a waste of time. All the experts and I agree that there is only one

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5 Social Media Tips to Get an ICT Job

Mashable has an interesting post on 5 Social Media Tips for Scoring Your Next Job, which I found useful, if a little abbreviated. The basic point they make is that with this social media usage by employers, you need to

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