Job seekers: Avoid this common mistake!

Kate Warren, director of global recruitment services for Devex, chats with Kelly Tobin, recruitment manager for Engility, about ways to craft a successful CV and cover letter.

How do you craft a winning resume and cover letter — and what can sink your chances of landing a coveted position in international development?

Kate Warren, director of global recruitment services for Devex, sat down in the Devex studio with Tobin to find out what she looks for in a CV and whether she actually reads cover letters, which Tobin called “a nice touch, especially when they’re not required.”

About the author

  • 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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