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Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker by Tania Bernath, Chen Reis

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Chapter 8

Job Search

Abstract

This chapter discusses the process of searching for a humanitarian job. It provides insight on how to conduct a strategic and systematic search, and highlights the importance of keeping good records of your applications. It suggests a multipronged approach to the job search, including applying to advertised jobs, and identifies where these can be found online. It also suggests that networks can be used to identify opportunities. Other approaches covered in the chapter include: relocating to where the jobs are; getting on a roster, applying for special entry-level training programs, and creating your own opportunities. The chapter then discusses the application process, provides tips for application materials (resumes, ...

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