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.
When violence threatened last month, aid professionals and consular staff in The Gambia put their training into practice, and learned a few lessons along the way.
The former head of the Peace Corps has urged American development workers to apply the same principles and energy they dedicate to their work abroad with their fellow citizens back home in the U.S. amid the "uncertainty" and "division" characterized by the new Trump administration. Here are Hessler-Radelet's three "challenges" for the development community.
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.
Small errors can derail even the most convincing project proposals. Two business development managers spoke to Devex about the due diligence that can help transform a submission into a winning bid.
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.
The U.K.'s Department for International Development is undertaking a forensic audit investigation of one of its top suppliers, Adam Smith International. DfID says it plans to increase scrutiny of all for-profit suppliers going forward.