Writing your resume is always tough, especially as you progress through your career and accumulate years and even decades of experience. In international development, this is made even harder by the fact that many careers take surprising twists and turns, cross sectors, countries and continents, and jump between staff and consulting positions.
Condensing the rich tapestry of an aid professional’s background into a few pages becomes a daunting task because every detail seems as important as the next. Regardless of your seniority, however, it is always best to limit your CV to three to five pages. Some employers will specifically ask for a shorter CV — check out these tips for senior professionals on how to write a two-page resume.
The information you include in a resume must really make you stand out as the best candidate for the job. Quality — not quantity — is key.
Here are some tips on how to craft that senior-level CV, based on my experience as a professional CV writer for the Devex CV Writing Service, which helps professionals regardless of their level of skill and experience craft a winning resume.