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

    Emma Smith is a Senior Careers Reporter at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.