Professional development is a key skill for any employee to learn. Whether it’s advancing in the ranks at your current job or taking your talents elsewhere, it’s important to never to be satisfied staying in one position.While it’s always preferable to advance within your current organization, sometimes that’s not in the cards. The current job market is incredibly competitive which means you will have to present yourself as a unique talent should you decide it’s time to start somewhere new.During the Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits in National Harbor, Md., William F. Bartolini, associate vice president for development at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., offered advice on how to make yourself look unique to employers.
- Find Your Passion: Sit down and figure out what your best attributes are. Test your list with a trusted friend along with a trusted co-worker.
- Create A List: Use the list to describe your accomplishments, challenges you’ve faced and experiences you want to have.
- Elevator Speech: Prepare a short speech that encapsulates your experiences and advantages. These types of speeches should last 30 seconds. Make them brief.
- Where Will You Go?: Outline what the ins and outs to your work are. Do you want to be involved in fundraising or do a little of everything? Do you want to work in a small shop or big shop? These are all questions you should be asking yourself.
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) have been pretty busy as of late. After putting out the word last month that it was looking for a Volunteer Development Manager, the organization is now on the look out for a Director of Development.
There are certain things you should never say or do during a job interview, whether it’s in person, on the phone, or on Skype. No matter how skillfully you answered other questions, making one huge mistake could be the difference between getting hired or not.
The beginning of a new month means a lot of things but here at NPT it means one thing in particular: The release of a new issue.
Though some would like to believe otherwise, there is simply no way to run a successful nonprofit or business in today’s world without being at least familiar with online technology. There are many questions managers will have but, according to experts speaking at this year’s Bridge Conference, they should start with their organization’s website.
It’s the question all businesses and nonprofits ask: What’s the best way to attract talent to the organization? One school of thought is that high-quality candidates will continue to flock to you as long as the service offered is good enough.
Video job interviews are an increasingly popular way for employers to talk with prospective employees. If you are not prepared for the intricacies of video chatting programs, you could find yourself left in the dust.
UPDATE: The webinar begins today but it’s not too late to register! Sign up today to learn about this important topic.
The workplace is something of a second home for employees. It is important that managers treat their workers as family for this reason but, unfortunately, handling the problems of employees is never easy, and things just seem to get more complicated every day.