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  • Make Your Job Search Pinterest-ing

    By The NonProfit Times — May 1, 2011

    As was recently reported in The NonProfit Times, more and more nonprofits are looking to make use of the social networking site Pinterest. The fast-growing site allows users to share pictures (known as “pins”) of things they find interesting. Much like other social media sites, it is also an ideal tool to help your job search.

  • Four Crucial Job Search Blunders

    By The NonProfit Times — April 15, 2011

    There’s a saying that goes “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” If you are doing that with your job search, it’s time to take a different approach.

  • Ask For Job References, Not Jobs

    By The NonProfit Times — April 1, 2011

    The ultimate goal when you meet up with a networking contact is to get information that will lead you to a nonprofit job. That doesn’t mean you should straight up ask for a job. Instead, ask for references.

  • Job Interview Anxiety Fighting Techniques

    By The NonProfit Times — March 15, 2011

    There’s nothing more normal than having a little anxiety before a job interview. As a job seeker, you spend a lot of time and effort trying to get work, so it’s understandable that there will be some nerves before presenting your case to an employer.

  • Self-Esteem Tips For The Job Search

    By The NonProfit Times — March 1, 2011

    The job search can do quite a number on your self-esteem. The current market lends itself to disappointment, as many other qualified candidates are competing for the same position. Every time you get rejected or don’t hear back from an employer, you end up feeling worse about your abilities.

  • Tips For Dealing With Human Resources

    By The NonProfit Times — February 15, 2011

    When you apply for a job, you will more often than not be dealing with the organization’s Human Resources (HR) department. Whether you have been called in for a job interview or are just contacting them for more information about the position, it’s important to know the correct etiquette when dealing with these employees. Below are some tips to help you make a great impression:

  • 4 Ways To Get A Job Interview

    By The NonProfit Times — February 1, 2011

    The best way to get a job interview is to have an impressive resume and cover letter, but those aren’t the only things in your control. There are plenty of other techniques that will improve your chances of getting noticed by hiring managers. Below are four tips that will help you accomplish this goal:

  • 5 Aspects Of A Good Career Coach

    By The NonProfit Times — January 15, 2011

    There are many different options that make the job search a little easier. Whether it’s this site or other resources on the Internet, job seekers can get a lot of help for their career these days.

  • 6 Ways To Lose A Job

    By The NonProfit Times — January 7, 2011

    Your goal as a job seeker is to make employers like you to the extent that you are chosen instead of other qualified candidates. The idea that you would intentionally try and make a recruiter hate you seems farfetched, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have any habits that are unintentionally rubbing employers the wrong way.

  • 4 Steps To A Successful Online Portfolio

    By The NonProfit Times — December 15, 2010

    Even in the midst of the digital age, the standard resume is still an effective device. If you are looking to add a little creativity, however, you should consider creating an online portfolio.

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