How to apply for a job when you don’t meet all the criteria

Natasha Beale and Mihan Borhani share tips on how to make a career transition and apply to jobs where your skills aren’t an exact match.

Women are less likely than men to apply to a job when they don’t meet all of the requirements. This can be a real barrier to women in going for promotions, switching sectors, and pursuing new roles.

During a recent Devex webinar on how to transition to a STEM role in global development, Natasha Beale, assistant director of the evaluation and learning unit at The Asia Foundation, and Mihan Borhani, product owner at Devex, spoke about their experience on moving from international relations to tech-focused roles within the development sector.

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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.