If a CV is your opening statement, a cover letter is your closing argument. Make sure you aren't making this common mistake when writing a cover letter for global development positions.
It can take months for a recent graduate or a professional in transition to find work in development. So what's the best way to spend your time — and build your resume — while you look for the perfect position?
In the world of consulting, it’s all about who you know and who’s recommending the work you’re doing. In this video, RTI Global Health Recruiter Kate Wood offers tips for consultants to get noticed.
Your CV remains the first tool to land an interview, so avoid clichés whenever possible. Veteran recruiter Reginald Wilson presented this and other CV tips for development professionals at the 6th Annual Devex Career Forum in Washington, D.C.
Find out what types of experiences Jon Herstein, international human resources operations director at RTI, recommends to include in your resume, and what he has to say about how RTI is adjusting salary and benefits to embrace a global marketplace of talent.
How do you show your depth of experience in a traditional CV format without overwhelming a recruiter? Devex's Kate Warren explains.
What advice does Pamela O'Connor have for job seekers in international development? Watch this exclusive video interview with Catholic Relief Services&' executive vice president of human resources.
There are many reasons why you may not land a job you’ve applied for — and it’s easy for job seekers to draw the wrong conclusions. The solution is simple, though, according to a senior HR business partner with RTI: Ask.
Cover letters: Sure, they're important, but how crucial are they really to landing a job in international development? Kate Warren, Devex director of global recruitment services, explains.
Want to stand out as a local applicant? International development recruiters share the most common resume mistakes they see on resumes and provide advice on what to include to effectively sell yourself on paper.
As a senior development professional, you may have an edge when pursuing a coveted consulting or staff position. But what if you’re being asked to submit a two-page resume?
Top recruiters answer some of your burning questions on how to write a strong resume as an international development consultant.
Make sure to highlight the initiative you took and provide relative data points of how you made an impact. These are just a few of the tips Mark Horozowski, co-founder of MovingWorlds, offers about how to make your volunteer experience jump out to a recruiter from your CV or online profile.
Whether you are applying to jobs, requesting informational interviews or looking for your next consulting gig, a killer CV is a must-have in global development. Learn about expert tips, recruiter-approved templates and a simple formula to effectively showcase your expertise by watching this webinar with CV writing expert Tom LeaMond.
Global development remains a competitive job market for both recent graduates and experienced professionals. In addition to having a great CV, it is important to know what skills are required, what college degrees will be most useful and what hands-on experience can help you get the role you want in global development. Here is a look back at some of our top career advice from 2016.
The Australian aid program is not solely the domain of the big names in development — there are many opportunities for smaller organizations, startup NGOs and social enterprises to secure funding.
Here's how you can get started.
It is not every day that a college student from Pennsylvania finds herself interning at a small sustainable fashion company in the suburbs of Melbourne. That's just what Katie Foreman did, and a host of new career opportunities followed.
Human resource professionals deal with daily skepticism of their role — and value — in global development. Robin Uncapher, senior manager for international talent at Global Communities, offers advice on how to gain credibility and respect as an HR professional in development, working with business development, program and technical teams.
As millions of civilians across the globe continue to flee armed conflicts, natural disasters and the impacts of climate change, skilled humanitarian professionals are as important as ever in alleviating human suffering. The challenges faced by these humanitarian aid workers have changed over the years and so to has the way in which careers in this sector begin and evolve.
The holidays can be a great opportunity for you to reflect on your career goals and evaluate your job search strategy. With many employers intensifying their recruitment efforts in the first months of the new year, it is worth dedicating some time over the holidays to ensuring your resume is up-to-date and your online profile highlights your core skills and expertise. Watch this webinar on tips to get job search ready for 2017.