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.
Devex speaks to global development recruiters to find out their impression of career gaps on a candidate's CV. Recruiters also share advice on how and when to explain periods of unemployment.
Donors and their NGO partners are sharing experiences with unmanned aerial systems to learn from mistakes and build on successes. Here's what several top experts want to see next.
Devex speaks to global development recruiters for their advice to individuals looking to break into the sector.
Yvette Gonzalez moved from working on global health to space policy for development — without a background in science or engineering. She gives advice on how to find opportunities.
An underdeveloped region that finds itself inside the jurisdiction of rich nations, the Arctic poses unique development challenges. Devex speaks with over a dozen Arctic experts, who offer key advice for outsiders looking to dip their toes into the region's icy waters.
Deepa Pullanikkatil tells Devex how a growing interest in environmental issues led her to switch careers to international development, and offers advice for anyone thinking of doing the same.
To determine some concrete and practical ways to ensure a project has a long-lasting impact beyond initial implementation, Devex and Smile Train asked experts for their advice. These are the four things we learned.