The International Development Job Search Workshop is an interactive, practical and example based approach to the international job search process. It is intended to demystify the job search process and to provide useful insights into the international relief and development field.
Job seekers will come away with effective and successfully proven job search concepts and strategies that will position them to be the candidate of employment choice.
The workshop is organized to offer job seekers a framework for understanding what jobs are available and will provide a practical walk through the job search process. The workshop introduces new conceptual models for identifying and applying to available jobs:
-Organizational Pain & Risk
-The Universal Portfolio
These models offer the job seeker a framework for understanding and finding jobs that need to be filled They explain the risks that employers are not willing to take in making a hiring decision and wherebest and how best to market yourself so that you are the candidate of employment choice. This workshop will offer specific approaches to empowering the job seeker to develop his/her own job search strategy and how to implement it.
The workshop will show job seekers how to apply and utilize these models to their job search. It will explain which techniques are the most effective and which preliminary steps to take for a successful job search. Further, it will show the job seeker how to be realistically aligned in order tobe successfulin their international job search. The workshop is intended to take the job seeker to the point of the interview.
There will also be practical instruction on current employment trends in the industry.
·How agencies make employment decisions
·How to accurately identify employment and staffing needs
·How to successfully target international agencies and jobs
·How to best advertise your qualifications to an international employer
·Which cover letters and resumes are most effective and why
·The presenter will also responded to specific job search needs and questions
·The workshop wilt provide summary handouts
Content: The content for this workshop comes from my professional experience gleaned over the last twenty years of working with international employers and job seekers. In particular, the strategies I offer for securing employment that have proven to be successful for hundreds of job applicants working through GRS.
I have held workshops for both Graduate and Undergraduate students and I have successfully presented this workshop to::Yale (Yale School of Public Health, Yale Center for International & Area Studies, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies), Johns Hopkins University - The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies,Harvard, JFK School,Georgetown - School of Foreign Service,Monterey Institute - International Studies,Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs,The New School - Melano School of International Studies,City College - School of International Studies.