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Interview – More career advice from Alanna Shaikh

Alanna Shaikh

Alanna Shaikh

We last heard from Alanna when she gave us her tips on careers in international public health, but in the meantime she’s been busy setting up a mailing list and writing e-books on the topic of international development careers. She writes a weekly newsletter in the question / answer format based on either her experience or a guest expert. The newsletter is a $2 a month subscription (although she’s candid about not minding if people subscribe just for a month to get their question answered!), and the e-book summaries of the questions are $12.99 each. Examples of the types of questions she deals with are: “How long do I have to work for free?“, “What are the best types of entry level job?s“, and “What degrees are most useful?“.

I’m a fan of her advice and approach, and if you’re looking for more thoughts on getting a job in international development I’d definitely recommend you check her out at

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