If you’ve never been to Africa, the culture shock can be tremendous. The shiny new buildings often disguise poor infrastructure: new roads that just stop where the money ran out, frequent power cuts and lack of air conditioning. And yet this continent holds seven of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. It is a continent full of promise.
Following the very succesful collaboration between GSM London and General Electric Corporation, there has been a lot of interest in working in Africa.
I wrote an article for The Guardian‘s Careers website which looked at why recruiters are needing to blend talent from local communities in Africa as well as those living elsewhere. Read the article here.