five common global development CV mistakes #Global_DevelopmentFebruary 12, 2019
Make sure you didn’t do any of these five things when you applied to your last global development job.
Many employers in development have a specific resume template they prefer or even require.
When you see a CV template attached to a Devex job, make sure you use it when applying.
A common mistake I see even experienced global development professionals make is leaving off the name of the donor who funded a project they worked on.
Because donor experience is so important to global development employers, not including this key detail may give the impression that you lack specific experience that you actually have.
While Save the Children or GOPA may have been your direct employer, if the project you managed was funded by the U.S Agency for International Development or EuropeAid, make sure you include both the implementer and the funder in your work experience.
However, most recruiters do not have the time to review dozens of pages in a CV.
Very few will take the time to review a CV beyond three to five pages.
What other mistakes have you seen people make when applying to global development jobs?
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8/ 8. References. aggressivebull/statigr.am If your employers want to speak to your references, they’ll ask you. Also, it’s better if you have a chance to tell your references ahead of time that a future employer might be calling. If you write “references upon request” at the bottom of your résumé, you’re merely wasting a valuable line, career coach Eli Amdur says.