Transitioning to a global development job? Here's how to write your CV

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Here are tips on breaking into global development from another sector, taking your career international — or domestic — and how to translate your skills to resonate with recruiters.

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While the global development sector is highly competitive, a growing demand for specific skills and expertise is creating job opportunities for transitioning professionals from a range of backgrounds.

CV expectations for jobs in global development differ from that of other sectors. If you are trying to make the move into a career in the sector, make sure your CV is not holding you back.

Here are some top tips for writing a CV and translating your experience for the global development sector.

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This article was last updated on 20 March 2018

About the author

  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.