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Breaking into the nonprofit world is not that different from entering a for-profit organization. However, making the jump from the corporate world into a 501(c)(3) can be daunting—especially when competing against those with seemingly years of charitable bona fides, international volunteer experience, and degrees in public policy. Certain skills are better regarded than others, knowing what you want is half the battle, and an...
If you have the right personality, experience and credentials for that dream job you're interviewing for, you won't need to bend over backwards to overcome the interview hurdle? What you might do is fail the test by not getting the basics right. Follow these tips to learn how to ace your job interview, and stand out from the crowd. It’s not as difficult as you think, so follow these tips,  and you’ll be sure to make a...
The nonprofit world can be vastly different from the for profit workplace, but how will it affect your everyday work? Check out some of these differences from the The Balance, small business.     Unpredictable hours Nonprofit hours don't always fit a business template. Fundraisers may need to seek out potential donors in the evening or on the weekend. Special events may need to be staffed on...
The nonprofit sector may not sound glamorous to some, but nonprofits can be innovative and creative as they seek ways to create value and achieve the organisations mission. Here are some emerging jobs in the nonprofit world.    Trends in Nonprofit Jobs to Keep Your Eye On According to  Fast Company , “Culture, especially in small organizations where the staff is regularly connecting with community members, can...
The old saying of its not what you know, it’s who you know, is true. Building a strong network is important, it can boost your career development and even get you a new job. However, for many, introverted tendencies can make networking difficultly awkward. Here are 5 key skills you need to focus on to become a natural charmer.  1. Get Social The power of sites like LinkedIn is enormous if used correctly. Social media gives...
Employers use resumes throughout the application process and are a crucial component of any job search. Below are some tips to make your resume sharp, easy to read, summarizes your skills and outlines any relevant experience.  1. Make it easy to read As employers, it is incredibly frustrating to search through a resume to find relevant information. Use a simple, clean template to make it as clear as possible....
Job hunting is tricky and tiresome. We get it. It's often difficult to know what skills non-profits really want but don't worry, we've put together some skills non-profits look for to help you out. Key point, don't just say you're good at 'x' skill, show it with past examples and metrics to really emphasise your abilities. These skills can help you stand out from the crowd.   1. Passion A crucial aspect of working in the...
Okay, there are more than ten, but we all know that what can be easily counted on two hands gets better exposure in search engines! Here are reminders of what to do and what not to do when interviewing, negotiating salary and using LinkedIn: Interviewing 1. Don’t leave your phone on during the interview. 2. Do make eye contact. 3. Do wait to be invited to sit down. 4. Don’t answer the “tell me about...