Getting Background on an Organization
Guidestar: Links you to summaries of organizations, key financial data from the IRS, the Board of Directors, and other organizational leadership.
Charity Navigator: Examines and rates non-profit financial health. Looks closely and evaluates organizational accountability & transparency.
Foundation Directory: Provides details on funding, leadership, and financial data.
Social Media and Having an Online Presence
Make sure to have an updated, well-written profile. Keep it active and connect to as many recruiters as possible. “Recriters are on LinkedIn all the time. You want them to see your name, your interests and your accomplishments in activities related to development.”-Monthly Developments Magazine, Sept. 2013. More at LinkedIn & Breaking the Algorithm.
In addition to searching an agency's website, check them out on social media.
Check facebook, twitter, instagram, and youtube.
Social Media and your job search:
International Development Jobs for Young Professionals Facebook Group (over 176,000 members)
This is the start of a jobs/career page for development practioners.
If you have suggestions for additional resources, please contact the Development Studies Librarian:
Melissa Hackman Melissa.email@example.com
University Career Resources
The Emory Career Center is an employment search resource available to all Emory students and alumni. GoinGlobal is a service for Emory students interested in foreign employment. The Career Center offers a variety of workshops as well as document review services. Alumni can use the Career Center for two years after graduation.