Field Notes from the Development Industry 2/28/2013

1) A reader wrote in to ask for advice on an NGO that packages and sends rice and beans to “starving people.” I though my answer might be useful for … more Blood & Milk…


Field notes from the development industry: 12/12/12

1. An awful lot of people in the aid system are bad at many parts of their jobs. The skills that get you promoted aren’t necessarily the same skills that … more Blood & Milk…


Answering a Question

  While I was on my way to my new home in Baku*, someone left this comment on my blog: Well…., great blog. I appreciate your contribution to the field … more Blood & Milk…


Justify

              J from Tales from the Hood posted his “why I do this” story recently, and reading it started me thinking why I do … more Blood & Milk…


Finding a Job in International Development

I talked about this last month, but now that we’re really up and rolling, it’s time for my proper sales pitch. If you are looking for a job in international … more Blood & Milk…


Boring Administrative Notice

Hi, I feel kind of awkward about this. But I’ve been getting a several emails a day asking for career advice. I really like helping, but I do have a … more Blood & Milk…


Easy

I get a lot of questions on how to succeed in international development. How to make an internship turn into a job, how to use a bad job to get … more Blood & Milk…