It is tough getting a job even in the best of times. To help RPCVs and PCVs, Peace Corps Worldwide has developed an on-line ‘talent bank’ available to organizations interested in hiring people with your experience. RPCVs and PCVs planning what to do next are registering already to be part of this job bank of talented Peace Corps veterans. Here’s how this free on-line talent bank for RPCVs works:
- RPCVs can set up a profile at http://pcworldwide.cambridgedata.com/apply
- There’s never any cost to the RPCV and we restrict access to legitimate employers.
- RPCVs interested in being contacted by potential employers, for work in the US or overseas, should register – it takes about 10 minutes.
Once we have a critical mass of registrants we will promote this Talent Bank to organizations working internationally, as well as organizations working in the US which serve immigrant communities or otherwise might need some of the particular linguistic, cultural, and technical skills RPCVs possess, both for full-time employment and for ad hoc consultancies or relief efforts.
To register, just go to http://pcworldwide.cambridgedata.com/apply where you can upload a resume, include a short description for the summary section and a longer description of skills & goals for the on-line profile, and easily code skills & interests, note where you have worked, and so forth. Again, profiles will only be made available to approved organizations, and companies, non-profits, etc., who are seeking your unique skills and background.
PCVs and RPCVs are some of the most talented people in the world, with significant overseas experience, knowledge of a special language and culture. You have a proven history that you can work in difficult situations and surroundings. International companies and non-profits — and organizations working domestically — are seeking people with your skills and knowledge.
Note: A special thanks to David Sears (Morocco 1979–82) for making this opportunity possible.