Conversations I Wish I Had

If I ask the question again, will the answer be different?

Getting Your First Job in Relief and Development

Q. Hi Nick,
I’m currently completing a MSc in International disaster management in the UK, however when searching for jobs within this area, all are asking for 3 years minimum experience. How can I break through into this career paradigm with having little experience? Un paid work is unfortunately not an option for me right now, (student debts etc) so I would be really grateful for any advice you could give.
Thank you,
Ashleigh

A. So I get this question a lot. In fact, the question is essentially what this whole site is about. It’s my best attempt to answer the question of how to get your first job. Let me summarize for you though:

Entry level ex-pat recruitment is broken from the perspective of the applicant. There are essentially no entry level expatriate positions*. You need to get field experience living and working in the kinds of places you…

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