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  • 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.

  • How To Market Your Career Skills

    By The NonProfit Times — May 3, 2013

    One of the most important parts of your resume is the section that highlights your career skills. While employers definitely want to know about your work history and other experience, the specific skills you bring to the table can be a big deciding factor in whether or not you’re hired. Identifying these skills is only half the battle; you have to market them well if they are to have the desired effect.

  • How Qualified Are You For That Job?

    By The NonProfit Times — May 1, 2013

    You probably think your career skills make you qualified for every nonprofit job out there. It’s good to be confident but before you click that “apply now” button, you should take a second look at your qualifications.

  • Job Interview Tips: Should You Fake It Until You Make It?

    By The NonProfit Times — April 25, 2013

    You’ve probably heard the expression “fake it until you make it” at least once in relation to job interviews. The idea is that you need to adjust your personality in order to be attractive to potential employers. Is this the right approach or should you just be yourself?

  • 5 Steps To A Better Starting Salary

    By The NonProfit Times — April 23, 2013

    Money isn’t everything but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Unless you have recently won the lottery or are one of the lucky few who are set for life, chances are you are going to want your next job to have a starting salary that is as high as possible. At the same time, the employer is going to want to pay you at a level that makes sense for the financial well-being of the organization.

  • Social Networking For A Nonprofit Job

    By The NonProfit Times — April 18, 2013

    Networking is key when it comes to getting a nonprofit job. You can apply for work all you want, but you’ll have a greater chance of success if you can make connections with people in the organization. Thanks to sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, making these connections is easier than ever.

  • Standing Out During A Phone Interview

    By The NonProfit Times — April 10, 2013

    A phone interview would seem preferable to a standard job interview because you can do it from the comfort of your own home. In reality, they can be less ideal for one simple reason: It’s hard to stand out when all you have is your voice.

  • Nonprofit Job Seeker No-No’s

    By The NonProfit Times — April 8, 2013

    You’ve applied to countless nonprofit job postings, had multiple interviews yet here you are, still among the unemployed. You have put in all the necessary work so what gives? While you can partially blame the slow job market you should also consider that the biggest problem could be you.

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