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Seven Emails You Should Know How to Write

Are you wondering how to write an introductory email to start your informational interview process? Then check out this handy guide to emails that can help inspire you. Including:    How to get busy people to respond to your emails

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Use Your Network to Find an ICT4D Job

  Hey kids, please use your network. Recently I received two informational interview requests from recent college graduates seeking to break into the international development field. I’ve paraphrased their emails below. You tell me which one I responded to: “Dear

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Stop Everything and Read This Right Now

Is your whole job search process centered around sending out cover letters and resumes? If so, you need to stop everything and read this right now: Kill the Cover Letter and Resume In this telling article, Jesse Singal teaches us

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Informational Interviews are a life-long ICT4D career tool

I was talking with someone the other day and they agreed with me that informational interviews were the single best way to get a job. Then they said something shocking, “But I haven’t gone on one in years – I

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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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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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