Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned aid worker, the process of selling your expertise in a concise document can be overwhelming. At the Devex Career Forum in Washington, D.C. last month, I sat down with one of our go-to CV writing experts, Tom LeaMond, to chat about what makes a great development CV.
While a resume may be the document of choice in the private sector, a CV — which includes details such as certifications, regional experience and language expertise and can be up to three to five pages — is the development industry standard. Stuck on how to showcase your work experience? Watch the video to learn LeaMond’s easy to remember formula for describing your accomplishments. (Hint: don’t just copy and paste a job description).
Gaps in employment, translating your private sector experience to development recruiters or showcasing a wide range of short-term consulting assignments are a few common CV dilemmas development professionals face. Watch this video to learn how to handle these and other challenges unique to the development sector.
More CV and resume advice:
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► How to be a CV showoff without overwhelming a recruiter
Still think you need help writing a great development CV? Consider the Devex CV Writing service where you can work one-on-one with one of the Devex CV experts, like Tom LeaMond, to get your CV recruiter-ready.