Career insight

  • Guidestones from young pros
    To pass along some of the secrets behind their success, we asked the latest cohort of Georgia’s “Nonprofit Leader 30 Under 30 Awards” one question: What decision, experience, or principle has made the biggest difference in your leadership journey?
  • Explore the latest mission-driven career opportunities around the country. Updated weekly, this week’s featured jobs include opportunities in research, technology, development, and more.
  • Does something about the job you’re considering feel “off” to you? Here’s how to tell if someone is trying to take advantage of your enthusiasm for finding your next big career opportunity.
  • The ups and downs of a Community Engagement Director who organizes all-hands-on-deck construction projects for other nonprofits, and the winding path she took to get there – including a stint as the turnaround CEO.
  • An interview is more than just questions and answers – it’s a chance to see how candidates act when encountering a new challenge, a potential teammate, or an impromptu task.
  • To support a network of 235 affiliate organizations, the hiring team at NeighborWorks America seeks dedicated, inquisitive problem-solvers, then sets them on a career-long course of learning and giving back.
  • Throughout 2017, Work for Good tapped leading HR experts and sector pros for tips on taking charge of the job hunt, acing the screening process, working smarter, and more. In this roundup of the stories that most stuck with us, you’ll find practical advice and inspiration to keep you on top of yo...
  • In 2017, Work for Good delivered a catalog of indispensable advice for tackling nonprofits’ unique HR challenges, contributed by top sector practitioners and consultants. Here are a few of the stories we found most helpful, intriguing, and inspiring.
  • Looking to showcase your talent while on the job hunt? Find a skilled volunteer opportunity – or, better yet, design one yourself for the employer you’d most like to impress, with help from this step-by-step guide by Hands On Atlanta CEO Jay Cranman.
  • If you’re like a lot of jobseekers, you dread the moment when someone says, “Tell me about yourself.” But have you thought about why?
  • It takes skilled, trusted communicators to weave all your organization’s voices into a cohesive and compelling whole. Big Duck CEO Sarah Durham shares tips for anyone seeking their next great marcom team member.
  • Ten years ago, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta set out to redefine corporate wellness efforts for a staff of 11,000-plus. Here’s what it took to make their Strong4Life program a success, and the dividends it’s paid for employees and patients.
  • To keep building houses wherever they’re needed, Habitat for Humanity International requires a world of talent. Here’s what the talent-acquisition team looks for when populating that world, and how they help the much-loved organization stay effective and inspired.
  • Before miniaturizing your font, zeroing out your margins, or – worst of all – striking experiences that truly showcase your worth, try reconsidering the one-page resume “rule.”
  • Whenever we’re feeling stuck or stymied, it’s almost always a matter of perspective. Here’s how to snap out of it, and meet your next challenge with energy and confidence.
  • Reference checks can me more than a last-on-the-list obligation: Pursued up front, and with a little bit of forethought, they can be a powerful way to uncover your top prospects.
  • Though recruitment is a hurdle for any nonprofit, there’s a solution at hand: Your staffers, properly organized and prepared to identify and engage best-fit candidates.
  • With the 24-hour media machine supplying an endless stream of news (much of it bad) directly to our phones, the way we consume news can have a huge impact on our stress levels – and our risk of burnout.
  • The search for talent to drive CARE USA’s transformative goals begins with Melissa Wiley, who looks for passion, curiosity, openness, and an appetite for global experience.
  • Writing an effective job listing isn’t just about selling the organization and the position – it’s about setting up new hires and their supervisors for success.