Acing your application: Do’s and don’ts of CVs and cover letters

Kelly Tobin, recruitment manager for Engility, explains the do’s and don’ts of CVs and cover letters

You should plan your approach and strategy when embarking on a job search — whether you’re a passive seeker or unemployed and actively looking.

But there are countless things to consider when applying for a job. How many pages should your CV be? Should you include an objective statement? Kelly Tobin, recruitment manager for Engility International Development, provides an insider look at what recruiters prefer in this Devex webinar.

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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