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  • 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.

  • 3 Salary Negotiation Counteroffer Tips

    By The NonProfit Times — April 2, 2013

    Salary negotiation is like a game of tennis: Once the employer serves his offer, you have to return with a counteroffer of your own. You will usually come to a mutual agreement of some kind but not before some furious back-and-forth.

  • How To Make An Eye-Catching Cover Letter

    By The NonProfit Times — March 26, 2013

    Employers see countless cover letters everyday so you can probably (begrudgingly) understand why they might not be very impressed with one that is generic, at best. That begs the question: How do you make an eye-catching cover letter?

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