Hi there, hope you are well.
I just wanted some advice on how to beat the competition and enter the charity sector with a background in an alternative field? I am a teacher who wants to work with women and young girls to improve the world we live in (ideally in international development). I have some good transferable skills but am finding most openings want prior experience in this field. I am at a crossroads, should I take a lower paid job and work up? need some advise :) 
Thanks in advance. 
Zahida