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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
One of the benefits potential employees prioritize the most when choosing between jobs is healthcare. Good coverage has always been important, but it has been made even more so by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which requires all citizens to have health insurance.
Are you nervous about your upcoming job interview? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one, but knowing that won’t make you any less stressed. Luckily, there are some ways to ease your anxiety.
It’s one of the most commonly asked job search questions out there: “Why should I choose a nonprofit job?” The general perception among a lot of people is that nonprofit work pays very little and requires more work than it’s worth.
Before you hear the words, “You’re hired,” you will typically sit through three separate interview sessions … at least.
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