I was in an international nongovernmental organization and am now working in a multilateral organization. How do I transition back to INGOs?
— Career Transitioner
This is a question I frequently hear, including sentiments that a long resume within a multilateral organization such as the United Nations system can at times be a liability when job hunting in other sectors.
Each sector has its own way of operating, own vocabulary and own networks. There is often a preference for hiring people already immersed in each world and a lack of understanding of, or appreciation for, people who come from a different background.