is a unique
service that helps you enter or advance in international development
helped me land a job in Micronesia.
...Ann has demonstrated an uncanny
ability to get to the
of the question: "What is it YOU want
and then relate the answer
to an impressive list of real and
opportunities. What more does one need?!"
Sid Merritt, UK
--A Career Consultation is often the foundation
for other Career services.
Ann McLaughlin MSW brings 25 years counseling
experience to help you:
--identify your strengths & talents to build
i.e. dig down to your roots & what excites you
to inform the emerging career plan.
--clarify your goals & contribution... to establish
your launching pad
if/how your ideal fits reality:
what the needs are in other countries &
"how the game is played" in international work
--identify how your skills
fit internationally or at home
--plot the steps & strategies to reach your
More & more
people choose to do a series of
"I've spoken to other Career Counselors
and I have found none to be as useful as yours."
"Ann brought a depth & breadth of experience,
insight & knowledge to my international job
search. I never could have achieved this
on my own."
c. irin. After Pakistani quake.
Roadmap connects ideas to tangible reality. In
the Consult, we map the steps to your goal.
A Roadmap shows you the resources to get you, step by step,
to your goal.
--a Consult & Roadmap complement
they are our “1-2 punch”
for those interested in international work.
--Roadmap is a annotated report, divided into
files sent to you by email.
Roadmap is personalized to your skills, interests & goals.
That’s why it takes daaaaays to make it for you.
Why is a Roadmap so helpful?
Despite the wealth of resources on the web, most people only
know the big names:
e.g MSF, CARE, UN, Peace Corps.
Such resources are glutted with volunteer & job applicants.
-- Knowing a wider variety & lesser known resources
is critical to getting an international job.
e.g. We had a man who set up schools in refugee camps ask for
a Paid Roadmap.
diversify his scope & gave him entirely new angles to approach
e.g. A man who
worked in Africa
then got his PhD in Public Health & Horticulture
asked for a Paid Roadmap. Where would this guy look for
We gave him 100+ pages
of paid opportunities and organizations to watch.
--Looking for an international job? Ask for a Paid Roadmap:
packed with current job openings & the organizations to watch
on Roadmap content: different skills, different locations =
--Your skills & experience determine
if you qualify for a Paid Roadmap. Ask Ann.
you really opened my eyes to the possibilities!
at things from such different angles that entirely new options
opened up for my skills."
Fees for Services
--Career Consultations are $75/hr & Cover Letter/Resume Consults:
This is half the price that most career counselors charge.
You can get a considerable
price break if you choose a series of Career Consults.
--Regular Roadmap: $300
This fee pays for
the 10-35 hours it takes to create a personalized Roadmap
and the 15 years of Research & Development to create
the original resource base.
Paid, Complex or Couples Roadmap: $350 as these take longer
Many career aspirants
decide to start with our partner Volunteer Programs.
Our Partner Programs are good entry points for international
Development workers need years of international
experience to get that first job.
Our fees are
a fraction the cost of other services. We are intentionally
affordable & frugal.
--Please embed answered Questionnaire & resume
in an email to info @ NGOabroad.
& we can discuss which services
might be most helpful to you.
--We serve people all over the globe. How? Email,
phone & Skype.
--Payments are made through Paypal buttons
on Apply page.
MBA: International Business: Small
& Medium Enterprises
has been a Godsend to me: a life coach, a career counselor,
a mentor. In trying to make a career change into international
development, she understands my situational constraints and
is helping me work around them.
She offers concrete, clear (and often amusing!) guidance, supportive
encouragement, and laser-like insight.
responsive and a pleasure to work with. With her help,
I'm sure I'll be able to get unstuck and pursue my life's passion."
Worker with 10 Years International Experience
With some persistence and time, my new CV resulted
in two offers in the same week.
the end I was able to choose between two East
My wife and I are headed
to Tanzania. Thanks for the help.
how to get help with your cover letter and resume.
"Ann has gone to great
lengths to understand what exactly I was looking for & more
importantly what I needed. She has succeeded in giving me direction
and I now honestly feel I know what I want to achieve and how
to do it."
Niamh Browne, Ireland
Mental Health and Torture & Trauma
"My consult with Ann helped me to clarify and articulate
my unique career and
personal vision. She talked
me through my significant life experiences, showed me
how they impact on my career, provided practical
advice and validated that I have
what it takes to
create my dream career path. How illuminating
Washington, DC, USA
Forging New Paths in International
"Thank you, Ann,
for your Career Consult!!! I was skeptical at first,
but you took my cultural background, work experience
and skills, and presented me with a career in
international development that I didn't even know
Communications, Television, Public Relations
"I used NGO Abroad in order to find out more about the ways
in which I can search and enter the humanitarian and development
career fields. Ann was most helpful and really thought
through what I said to her, coming up with ideas and suggestions
that were innovative and new to me - not just the same old stuff
that you read on website after website. I would recommend
NGO Abroad to anyone who is feeling lost or discouraged from
entering such fields of work."
Auckland, New Zealand
|Medicine & Public Health
"Ann, these Lists[Roadmaps] of paid openings are AMAZING. Some resources
that I knew but many I had never heard of."
Faith Barash MD
"Ann, you've given me great assistance & direction in
breaking into international nursing. The information
that you sent me is thorough, individualized, and would
have taken me years to navigate on my own. I could not
put a price on all the
hard work and time that you've
put into this for me. I can honestly say that this
is one of the best decisions I've made, and worth
every penny and then some."
Heather Griffith RN
born Ontario, Canada; now in Pacific Islands
"...the info you gave me is so comprehensive it will literally
be a reference for a lifetime."
Jersey City, NJ
"Ann, this is simply staggering: a massive amount of relevant
data on organizations, including both volunteer
positions overseas. I would recommend it to anyone. Thank
you so much for your effort.”
From Accounting to Social Work
"I left Indonesia after the riots. I now live in Australia
and work as an accountant,
but I think that I would
be happier in Social Work.
I stumbled to the NGOabroad site when I was searching
opportunities. So I decided to email
Ann, and the response was incredibly quick, and very
different. Ann gave me the reassurance that the things
that I wanted to do are not beyond my reach, that there
are different steps to go about it, and opened up a
different way of thinking about volunteering altogether.
She was also very frank and honest with her answers,
and in some ways also comforting without trying to buoy
me into false hope. I now have her comprehensive
list that she custom made for
me, and have begun
the search for my own unique volunteering experience.
"Since recently graduating from university, I decided to pursue
a career in International Development. While I knew that this
was what I wanted to do, like many I was unsure of which path
to take or how to go about my search. However, through her engaging
Career Consult and extensive List of Opportunities, especially
"Places to Begin", Ann provided me with inspiration, guidance
and, more importantly, a direction and focus which I had previously
know what I hate? I looked at her. I nodded. Numbness.
It creeps up, builds this wretched wall when you don't
realize it, and then BAM one day, you don't feel.
We both sat and watched each train go by, destination
after destination. Faces after faces get on and off.
Each with a ticket, each with a destination, each with
a baggage. We were just sitting, waiting, wishing, watching.
I wish we could go here or there. She laughed.
Nodded. Well . Buy a ticket then babe. I shoved her
off her seat. We stood up.
How was work today she
asked. Work? Ok. I listened to myself. Just ok? Sitting,
waiting, wishing I could do more. Watching others grabbing
opportunities, passionate, excited, with a cause. And
I am right here on the sidelines. As much as I am thankful
for the job I have, I am hungry. I am not satisfied.
Deep down I am convinced there's more.
I was surprised
by how well Ann understood where I wanted to go. I described
it and she figured it out. She helped me ascertain the destination,
offered me the road map and pointed me the door, she even gave
me a compass. She expressed the destination, put it to me in
graspable terms, and assured me that it not only existed, it
from Malaysia to New Zealand
from law to writing & international development
international humanitarian work is very competitive.
It is rare for someone to
jump into paid work in one leap.
It is a series of steps
to gain the necessary experience.
The Career Consult + Roadmap of Resources- our "1-2 punch"
is designed to sort out
what you really, really want to do;
develop your strategies
and carefully plot your course;
then point you the
A Roadmap gives the routes that you might
take, from the very beginning to advanced.
It shows you
the playing field; the important organizations in your field.
Most people need a first opportunity where they do not
have to compete and struggle
to get a foot in the door.
We often provide those critical first inroads,
of our challenging Volunteer Programs.
work is a climb
guarantee a job? Wow! I wish it was that easy!
We are career
counselors that specialize in international development work.
Not only can we help point you in the right direction (where
your skills match to jobs)
but we can pull resources from
our database, developed over the last 15 years.
is a great start but, like other career counseling, follow-up
For many people a
Cover Letter & Resume Overhaul
also what they need.
Entering international humanitarian paid work is like an
Rarely can you have the glory of the summit
without all the sweat & work.
you learn along the way is what is crucial.
solid skills built over time.
We get a
large number of people interested in
International Social Work,
and Psychology please see more information
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