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  • 4 Bad Job Search Habits

    By The NonProfit Times — July 2, 2013

    Everyone has a bad habit or two that they work hard to kick. These are usually minor annoyances — like biting your nails or fidgeting — but when it comes to your job search, bad habits can lead to poor results.

  • 5 Cover Letter “Don’ts”

    By The NonProfit Times — June 27, 2013

    They say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is especially true when it comes to the job search; if your cover letter doesn’t immediately impress the employer, chances are you are already out of the running.

  • 4 Steps To Acing The Online Job Search

    By The NonProfit Times — June 25, 2013

    The Internet has transformed the way people look for jobs. Instead of circling wanted ads in the newspaper, job seekers are taking to online job boards and social media to find their next career. The online job search has its advantages, but it can also be intimidating to the uninitiated.

  • 6 Salary Negotiation Dos And Don’ts

    By The NonProfit Times — June 13, 2013

    You’ve successfully navigated your way through the job interview process and have now been offered the position. That means your work is done, right? Not quite. There’s still one hurdle to get through before you can celebrate: The salary negotiation.

  • 5 Things Nonprofit Hiring Managers Want To See

    By The NonProfit Times — June 11, 2013

    It’s the goal of every nonprofit job seeker to wow the hiring manager but accomplishing that is not as simple as having an impressive resume. You must also demonstrate to him that you have the skills and temperament to be a good employee. Below are five items that employers like to see in job candidates before they consider bringing them on board:

  • 4 Resume Follow-Up Rules

    By The NonProfit Times — June 4, 2013

    The fact that you don’t hear back from a prospective employer after you send your resume doesn’t mean they are not interested in you. While silence is often interpreted as disinterest, it can also be a result of the business of the hiring manager. That’s why job seekers should always follow-up with the organization shortly after submitting their application.

  • 7 Resume Edits You Need To Make

    By The NonProfit Times — May 30, 2013

    Your resume is one of the more important documents for your job search so it stands to reason that it can be one of the deciding factors in whether or not you get an interview. Big mistakes like careless typos will obviously be damaging to your chances, but the little mistakes — the ones that might not be very obvious — can also cost you.

  • 4 Dos And Don’ts For Your Online Job Search

    By The NonProfit Times — May 28, 2013

    Searching for nonprofit jobs online is something of a double-edged sword. It’s both convenient and easy yet can be frustrating and time-consuming if not done correctly. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to make the process more bearable.

  • 4 Ways To Mess Up A Salary Negotiation

    By The NonProfit Times — May 22, 2013

    Deciding whether to accept a job offer can sometimes be as stressful as waiting to see if you even got an interview. This is the time when you will enter salary negotiations with the employer and that is where the real stress can come into play.

  • 7 Tips For A Fool-Proof Cover Letter

    By The NonProfit Times — May 16, 2013

    Here’s a question that a lot of job seekers ask: Is it really necessary to include a cover letter in a job application? The answer to that question is yes, and it can’t be a copy-paste job; the cover letter must be tailored for the job you are applying for if you are to have any chance of getting an interview.


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