News of the week
Welcome to our first newsletter. So what’s been happening? Over 5,250 people have registered for our February event and our Facebook page continues to grow its fan base with nearly 9,000 fans visiting us last week alone over 67,000 times ! Our LinkedIn page has 2,000 members and over 1,000 people follow us on Twitter. These are excellent indicators and all point to our greatest event to date. As an audience, your top top languages are Spanish, English and Portuguese and we are delighted to see Thai climbing to the 5th spot, pointing to the growing popularity of our event in the South East Asia region.
In terms of exhibitors, UNFPA, the ICRC and EPSO have confirmed their presence for this and future 2014 events. Want to discover more about the organisations behind the acronyms? Check out our piece on the ICRC below and follow our posts for more information…
Executive Appointments.com the jobboard of the Financial Times, has renewed its support to tour events and will be working with us for not just the upcoming event but also for upcoming ones during 2014. We are very excited about this… more media should be coming up soon and we will keep you posted.
Post of the week
Every week we will be highlighting one of the most active posts and conversations – there is a reason for this popularity and perhaps you have missed it, in which case, join the conversation now !
NGOs – Non Gouvernemental Organizations
Plenty of people would like to find a job in the non-profit sector but just do not know how or where to start. Well, whether you are among these people or you would be interested to work with a non-profit organisation in the future then I suggest you save this web page. The following tips will come in really handy while searching for these jobs. Read more
The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.
The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes – and those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law. Present in 80 countries across five countries, the ICRC employs over 12,000 local employees coordinated by around 800 staff at headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
In 2013 alone, the ICRC did some amazing work – like…:
Visited over 10,666 detainees during 159 visits to 60 places of detention
Distributed hygiene requisites and cleaning products to 9,445 detainees
Supported two hospitals and four health centres serving a population of almost
210,000, enabling them to provide 30,000 consultations , of which 12,000 were for
children under five
Supported health teams that vaccinated 5,471 young children and pregnant women
If these inspire you, you should probably meet them at our next Fair – in case you are wondering, here is the page to register for the Fair.
Every year, the ICRC recruits a high volume of people to fill a broad range of positions, at all levels (Internships, Recent graduates, Experienced hires, Technical positions,….). Here are some of these and we will be posting more in our job board so why not join in and share these with your network?
Spot on attendants
Once a week, we will be showcasing a person active in our online communities and registered to attend our Online Career Fair. After all, remember that the more active you are, the more you will be your potential to learn and connect with people that might just support your job search. This week, we would like you to meet Carolina Escobar García, Head of planning at the National School of Sales and speaks Spanish and English. A recently qualified professional Engineer, she shares her interest in education through experience and games. Check out some of her interactions on our debates here or here
Carolina Escobar García
The next Global Careers Fair is accessible from any computer on 10th – 11th February 2014. For more details, check out this page
Top 5 Jobs
Prison doctor / nurse International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Asia and Pacific, United States
new Today Full-Time
New York, United States
new Today Full-Time
All the jobs can be found here
We will be posting interviews with key people from the attending organisations, latest vacancies, and more. …
And remember, live well, work hard and keep smiling.
The team at GCF