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  • Eight Ways to Network Your Way to a Great New Job This Holiday Season

    By The NonProfit Times — October 15, 2012

    It’s that time of year again! Time for all those holiday get-togethers that come with the holiday season. If you’re one of the millions of Americans looking for work, however, you’re probably not in much of a celebrating mood. Add to that the recent news that the government won’t be extending unemployment benefits, and spreading good cheer at party after party is likely the last thing you want to be doing. For you (and so many others), it’s job search crunch time.

  • How to Reapply After a Rejection

    By The NonProfit Times — October 1, 2012

    She was a senior human-resources professional who was laid off in summer 2009 from her job at large hospital in Texas. After the layoff, she did everything she knew from her years in HR would help her land a job. She woke early every day, put on her business suit, networked like mad, lunched with contacts … the whole nine yards.

  • How to Make Your Job Search More Like a Job

    By The NonProfit Times — September 15, 2012

    You’ve probably heard it said: A job search is a job in itself. But are you treating it like one?

  • Tips to Speed Up Your Search for Nonprofit Work

    By The NonProfit Times — September 1, 2012

    When unemployment hits, it can be hard to get your job search up and running. Getting laid off from your current job is usually unexpected, so how is one supposed to speed up the search for nonprofit work ? This is going to sound like work, but bear with me: you should start preparing for your job search even if you currently have a job. This can be hard to convince yourself to do, especially if you really enjoy the work that you do. In today’s unstable climate, it is best to be prepared for the worse.

  • How Not to Follow Up After a Job Interview

    By The NonProfit Times — September 1, 2012

    If you can craft an intelligent letter or e-mail to follow up after a job interview, it could be the tipping point that pushes you into the job candidate finalist category.

  • Nonprofit Jobs: Which are Most Popular?

    By The NonProfit Times — August 15, 2012

    If you are browisng this site, then you are obviously interested in finding nonprofit jobs. Of course, there are many types of jobs in the nonprofit sector, all of which provide a diverse range of work. I can’t tell you exactly what non profit work will be the best for you, but I can tell you some of the most popular jobs in the nonprofit world. This information was taken from The NonProfit Times’ 2010 Salary and Benefits Report .

  • When To Do Your Job Follow Up

    By The NonProfit Times — August 15, 2012

    If you’ve submitted your resume and cover letter to a non profit job, you might think your work is over. After all, once you have expressed your interest, the ball is in the employer’s court, right? Well, not quite. Theoretically, applying for a job should be all you have to do, but that’s not the way the world works. Especially in such a competitive economic climate, it is very important to do a job follow up. Whether this is an e-mail or a call, it’s imperative thtat you keep in touch to continue to express your interest and inquire on the process. So now that this fact has been established, the question now becomes when you should be following up on a job application.

  • Career Advancement: Using Twitter in Your Job Search

    By The NonProfit Times — August 1, 2012

    Like it or not, we live in a day and age where technology has become a huge part of our lives. There is almost nothing that we do these days that does not involve some sort of technology. This is becoming especially true when it comes to career advancement . Not only are people relying more on job boards like this one, but job seekers are increasingly using another source as well: social media. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are becoming popular destinations to quickly find out about the latest open positions at nonprofits. So how can you, the nonprofit job seeker, best utilize social media in your career planning?

  • Job Key Words: Tips and Strategies

    By The NonProfit Times — July 15, 2012

    Everyday, there are millions of non profit jobs posted on job boards. How is a job seeker supposed to weed out the ones the jobs they really want from the ones that are irrelevant? Thankfully for job seekers everywhere, most online job boards offer the ability to search for a position by its job key words . What are job key words? Simply put, they are the terms that help describe the skills that are needed for the position. Now, like any job search skill, entering the right job keyword is an art; if you are too broad with your search, you might have trouble finding your dream job. So with that in mind, here are some strategies to help you enter the right job key words:

  • Getting a Letter of Recommendation

    By The NonProfit Times — July 1, 2012

    Getting yourself a letter of recommendation, be it from co-workers or professors, is one of the most effective ways to impress potential employers. While they are by no means mandatory, letters of recommendation or other job references are a big part of what it takes to really sell yourself to an organization. Of course, asking for a recommendation from one of your former colleagues can be a harrowing task: what if they say no? This is a natural fear to have, but it’s one you have to battle through if you want to get that reference.

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