Much of international development is project-based. Whether you are an independent consultant moving from assignment to assignment or in a full-time position where your time is divided between multiple initiatives, a common career history of a global development professional includes a long list of projects.
So how do you show the depth of your experience in a traditional CV format without overwhelming the reader? That is what one Devex member wanted to know. He asked:
“While [in my previous position], I started 78 individual new business and employment projects. That would be several CV pages right there. But these projects were for key initiatives like providing employment for youth and/or women, empowerment, microfinance, large-scale new farming techniques – the kinds of projects it seems potential employers might want to know about. How do I include this experience in a CV?”
Here are 7 tips for incorporating multiple projects and/or consultancies into your CV while still keeping it at a digestible length.