The do's and don'ts of applying for jobs online

Our mission at Devex is to help development professionals like you do more good for more people. One of the ways we work to achieve that mission is through a job board and platform designed to connect talented candidates with great organizations who are working to advance the development mission.

As with any job board, there are a few key rules to remember to ensure your job search leads you to the right opportunities:

  1. Always research the organisation you are about to apply for - particularly if someone reaches out to you from a company you have never heard of.
  2. Pay attention to detail - unprofessional emails (often this can be indicated by spelling and grammatical mistakes or lack of punctuation for example) and emails sent from individuals who do not have a company domain are a strong indicator that something is not right.
  3. Be sceptical of individuals contacting you about jobs that have nothing to do with your experience.
  4. Be wary of online interviews via chat/instant messenger.
  5. Do not reveal any personal sensitive information as part of a recruitment process (e.g. passport number, bank details, social security number etc.)
  6. Never accept to make a payment or transfer money as part of the recruitment process or training.

If you ever have concerns about a job offer, job posting or recruitment communication you receive on our platform - no matter how minor - please let us know right away. We'll do our best to address the situation as quickly as possible. You can contact us here.