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 Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.