Advice for career transitioners: How to leverage domestic experience

Craig Zelizer shares advice for career transitioners on finding their first role in global development. Via YouTube.

When it comes to hiring, many traditional development organizations look for candidates with international experience. This can be one of the biggest obstacles in transitioning from other sectors — even for mid-career professionals with extensive experience working on domestic issues.

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How to translate your experience

How does someone with a finance and domestic health background showcase their experience to land a development job, specifically in the area of global health? First of all, “think diverse” in the types of jobs you can do, advised Craig Zelizer, CEO and founder of PCDN.

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    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.