Resume formats for international development professionals

Hiring managers only spend a few seconds to screen resumes and CVs. As such job applicants should ensure that their resumes and CVs stand out, follow the right format and suit the organization they are targeting. Photo by: luigi diamanti /

In the field of international development, job seekers have a range of resume and CV formats to choose from. Knowing these types and where to use them will give you an edge over thousands of candidates vying for positions in development organizations.

Here’s a roundup of some of the resume and CV formats used by development job applicants in the U.S. and beyond.

About the author

  • Ingrid Ahlgren

    Ingrid is a Devex correspondent based in New York City. She worked as a staff writer for from 2007 to 2009, helping to write guidebooks, including the "Vault Guide to the Top Government and Nonprofit Employers." Before moving to New York, she was a researcher for National Geographic Traveler magazine in Washington, D.C. Ingrid holds a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri. As the daughter of a U.S. diplomat, she grew up all over the world.