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  • Job Search Trends

    By The NonProfit Times — March 1, 2012

    The employment landscape is changing. Whether it’s for the better or worse is up for debate, but there is no doubt that employers are using new tools to streamline the hiring process. It is up to you to adjust to some of these new job search trends if you want to move ahead in this market. Let’s go over how you can adapt to these new fads:

  • Turning A Nonprofit Internship Into A Job

    By The NonProfit Times — February 15, 2012

    Nonprofit internships are ideal for people looking to break into the sector. They provide a great chance for individuals to get a better idea of what it’s like to work at a not-for-profit by providing them with hands on experiences. There’s only one problem: Internships often don’t provide much income besides a stipend. Luckily for job seekers , a lot of organizations use internship programs as a way to scout potential full time employees. Here are some tips to help you make that happen:

  • Telephone Interview Tips

    By The NonProfit Times — February 1, 2012

    Before you are called in for a face-to-face meeting, some companies like to go through a telephone interview . This type of job interview presents many challenges. Since you can’t see the interviewers facial expressions or body language, it can be hard to determine how well you are doing. It can also be very difficult to understand people over the phone. If you are to take that next step toward getting a job, you must master this sometimes uncomfortable task. Here are some tips to make it a little easier:

  • Job Interview Preparation

    By The NonProfit Times — January 15, 2012

    Job interviews can be the leading cause in ulcers for job seekers. Every little aspect can be nerve wracking–from picking out the right outfit to wondering if your handshake was firm enough. You’re never going to get rid of all of the nerves, but there are ways to make sure the process is less stressful. One way of doing this is preparing for the most common interview questions. Here’s a list of some of them, along with ways they can be answered:

  • For-Profit to Nonprofit: Making The Transition

    By The NonProfit Times — January 7, 2012

    It is common to see people from the for-profit world make jump to the nonprofit sector . The ultimate goals of a nonprofit and a for-profit might be different, but their management styles have a lot in common. That doesn’t mean there aren’t things that for-profit executives should keep in mind before switching their career paths.

  • Job Hunting After A Holiday

    By The NonProfit Times — January 1, 2012

    I hope that everyone had a great Veteran’s Day weekend. It’s always good to have a little time off to just relax and enjoy yourself. Time off is especially useful when it comes to something as rigorous as job hunting . Holidays allow you to refocus and come back stronger, but it can also be hard to get back to your routine. How can you avoid slacking off after a vacation?

  • Writing A Cover Letter: What Needs To Be Included?

    By The NonProfit Times — December 15, 2011

    Writing a cover letter is an art form. You may never see one hanging up at an art museum, and you probably aren’t going to see a ground-breaking film on the finer points of creating one. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need a lot of skill to write a great application cover letter.

  • Resume Editing Tips

    By The NonProfit Times — November 15, 2011

    There comes a point in the life of every job seeker when they need to re-write their resume . Maybe you aren’t getting sufficient responses to your job applications or maybe you just feel like it’s time to change things up. Whatever the reason, you should make sure you follow proper resume editing guidelines before you get started.

  • Are Your Networking Contacts In Danger?

    By The NonProfit Times — November 1, 2011

    “I think we should start seeing other people.”

  • So You Want To Be A Major Gifts Officer

    By The NonProfit Times — October 15, 2011

    Every nonprofit needs an effective Major Gifts Officer . That’s why you often see openings for this position while browsing job boards. Do you think you have what it takes to make it in this demanding position?

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