Advice for career transitioners: How to translate your experience

Anne Steen of Georgetown University shares tips for translating skills and experience to help you make that career transition. Via YouTube.

Transferable skills can make a big difference when switching jobs, especially when you are moving sectors and find that you may not be an exact fit for the role you are applying for. Many career transitioners struggle to translate their skills and experience in a way that resonates with global development recruiters and hiring managers.

The importance of transferable skills is something that cannot be overemphasized, according to Anne Steen, executive director at the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Center.

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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.