An excerpt of the webinar “What you need to know to create a stand-out CV.” Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

A candidate’s CV is often their first opportunity to capture a recruiter's attention and make a lasting impression. Ensuring your CV stands out from the crowd is therefore essential for a successful job search, particularly in global development, which is a competitive job market where the usual CV rules and norms don’t apply.

In this exclusive careers webinar, Kate Warren, Devex senior director and editor, talks through the seven steps for crafting a CV that will help distinguish you from the other applicants. Our in-house expert on global development careers, Warren recommends adding a bold headline under your name that describes who you are professionally and “branding yourself as the expert you want to be seen as.”

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.

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