Tag: CV tips and tricks

An open letter to the vast majority of applicants (or, why I rejected your application).

An open letter to the vast majority of applicants (or, why I rejected your application).

Dear Abdulrahid Ibrahim Jabar,* Thank you for taking the time to apply for the job for which I’m helping XYZ international organisation recruit a stellar candidate. They’re hoping to find someone who will thrive in the position and appropriately represent the organisation to its stakeholders […]

Numbers, numbers, numbers !!! (or, how to talk about your management experience on your CV)

Numbers, numbers, numbers !!! (or, how to talk about your management experience on your CV)

The hardest thing about getting a job in international development often feels like the invisible competition of the thousands of applicants who apply for a single role. “I was sent a pack of CVs for my recommended top 5 candidates for a relatively entry-level job […]