Webinar: The postgraduate's CV guide

An excerpt from the webinar “The postgraduate’s CV guide.” Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

The global development sector doesn’t adhere to the usual standards when it comes to CVs. If you are still studying or have recently graduated and are starting your global development job search, it’s important to know what these are.

The main features to get you noticed by recruiters include the use of sector-relevant keywords, highlighting donor and country experience, and utilizing your headline to brand yourself as a professional. In this webinar, Kate Warren, executive vice president of Devex, talks through the rules and norms unique to the global dev sector, including page length. Warren also points out some of the most common CV mistakes made by postgraduates, which can quickly turn off employers.

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.