Category Archives: career

#WiA Profiles: Sally McKay

This blog post for the #WiAProfiles is an interview by Lisa B Greenquist, who spoke with Sally McKay, a professional with many years of experience in both national and international disasters.  Women in Aid is grateful to Sally for sharing … Continue reading

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Enthusiastic, disenchanted or rational: What kind of woman aid worker are you?

“I expected a challenging experience, both from a human and a professional point of view, and to get in touch with different cultures. I found that my job is never the same, it is very dynamic and exciting; a complex … Continue reading

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#WiA Profiles: Public Health Professional

This blog post for the #WiAProfiles is an interview by Brittany Carlson, who spoke with a public health professional working in development who prefers to remain anonymous but graciously shared her time and experiences for the WiA Blog. Brittany is … Continue reading

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5 Top Tips for Finding Success at Interview

Many of us spend hours working on cover letters, application forms and model answers for interviews that will make us appear as the best candidate for a given job. I have spent hours trawling the internet for model answers for … Continue reading

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Own your achievements

The issue? I have consistently found myself down playing the success that I have created for myself (wow, that was hard to write). I refuse to own it (“I’ve been lucky”; “manager X gave me some good breaks” etc etc). … Continue reading

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Are you Wo(man) enough?

I’m blogging on and co managing the Women in Aid site with co founder Fi Davidson, trying to blog on my own nutrition website, facebooking, aidsourcing, tweeting, trying to keep up with LinkedIn discussions, trying to get my health coaching … Continue reading

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Nine Top Tips For an Impactful Cover Letter

I have been involved in the shortlisting and recruitment of numerous staff in to both humanitarian and development positions. I have reviewed an incredible number of job applications. One thing that has really hit me is that not many applications I … Continue reading

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Negotiation

Yep, we all cringe when thinking about it.  I don’t know many women who feel comfortable with this and if statistics are to be believed, men have much less of an issue negotiating a better salary, benefits, raises–you name it. … Continue reading

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Two TedX talks to watch

I would recommend that everyone watches the following two TedX talks. The first is a talk by Jackson Katz on feminism. It discusses the need for men to speak up and support feminism. The second is Sheryl Sandberg, the COO … Continue reading

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LinkedIn: Top Tips for Use

LinkedIn (www.LinkedIn.com) is a social networking site focused on professional networking around careers. The mission of LinkedIn is to “connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, … Continue reading

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