Jumpstart your job search with a winning CV

An excerpt from our “Jumpstart your job search with a winning CV” webinar with Devex CV writing expert Tom LeaMond. Career Account members can access the full webinar recording below.

Your CV is your first — and sometimes your only — chance to make a great impression on a potential employer, particularly in the global development sector, which remains a highly competitive job market with recruiters and hiring managers sometimes receiving hundreds of CVs for a single position.

In this exclusive webinar, Devex CV writing expert Tom LeaMond discusses the importance of a standout CV to jumpstart your global development job search. Having worked for many years in career and professional development consultancy, LeaMond helps his clients express their experience and translate their skills in a way that will make them stand out to recruiters. He shares his insider knowledge during this webinar.

When it comes to global development CVs, the usual rules may not apply. Short-term consultancies and career gaps are common, and candidates may also face difficulties in translating their experience from other sectors or country-specific projects. LeaMond provides practical tips for handling these common dilemmas and a simple formula you can use to sell your expertise.

LeaMond also discusses the importance of customizing your CV for different funders and employers and using industry keywords to increase your chances of getting an interview. Using real examples based on recruiter-approved templates, he talks through the most important sections of a global development CV and explains how you can use these to highlight the information that matters most.

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About the author

  • Emma smith

    Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a reporting and communications associate at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.