Ask Devex: How to break into the global development sector

An excerpt from this month’s Ask Devex webinar. Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

Devex’s own Katrina Gaw, who leads CV writing and cover letter projects on our talent solutions team, hosted this month’s event, sharing her insights on CV length, career gaps, and how and when to follow up on a job application.

Here are just a few takeaways from the webinar. Other topics covered in the webinar included the use of keywords in your CV and online profile, how to present certificates and nondegree trainings, and when and where to provide professional references.

About the author

  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.