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  • 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.

  • How To Network Without Being Annoying

    By The NonProfit Times — May 14, 2013

    When it comes to the job search, it’s not so much what you know that is important but who you know. That doesn’t mean your career skills aren’t important — far from it — but it is true that it is much harder to get a job without a good group of networking contacts. Getting these contacts is the easy part; it’s a little harder to find a way to stay in touch with them without getting on their nerves.

  • 4 Ways To Get Over Job Search Rejection

    By The NonProfit Times — May 9, 2013

    What’s the feeling you have most during your job search? If your experience is like most job seekers, it can probably be summed up in one word: Rejected. The nature of today’s competitive job market means jobs are harder to come by than ever which means a ton of automated messages telling you someone else has been chosen for the position. How are you supposed to remain motivated when dealing with all of this rejection?

  • 4 Steps To Picking A Good Job Reference

    By The NonProfit Times — May 7, 2013

    It’s often the little details that can help a hiring manager choose between two very qualified candidates. Whether it’s an extra year of experience or a personality that seems to fit with the organizational culture better, employers will need to split hairs to make their final decision. There’s not a whole lot you control at this point, but there is one thing you can do: Make sure you have a job reference who will serve you well.

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