Career insight

  • What matters most: The nonprofit workforce speaks
    Your peers have spoken, weighing in on what they want in a workplace, when they know it’s time to seek new opportunities, how they hunt for jobs, and more. Check out some top takeaways, see how your own experience compares, and find a link to our full report.
  • Explore the latest mission-driven career opportunities around the country. Updated weekly, this week’s featured jobs include opportunities in communications, project management, development, and more.
  • With unemployment low and workers’ expectations high, every nonprofit with a position to fill must take active steps now to become the employer of choice. Executive search expert Mary Hughes shows you how.
  • The World Wildlife Fund’s VP of HR reveals how they find and keep more than a thousand employees, in offices and on the ground worldwide, equipped to tackle the life-preserving global mission.
  • To land the interview, you need a cover letter that commands attention and demonstrates value. In this section-by-section primer, you’ll find out how to nail the lead, showcase your skills, and close with confidence.
  • In this roundup of the stories that most stuck with us, you’ll find practical advice and inspiration to keep you on top of your career.
  • Here are a few of the stories we found most helpful, intriguing, and inspiring.
  • When you’re looking for your first purpose-driven position, it can be a challenge figuring out how to sell yourself. We asked some of our contributors for help.
  • Your first opportunity to make an impression is also your shortest: On average, your resume has less than 10 seconds to pique a hiring manager’s interest. Here’s how to make the most of your moment.
  • How one Music & Events Coordinator connects with thousands of young people – including a 35-city cross-country tour and a “virtual” 5k – to build a mental health movement.
  • Asking candidates about their salary has always been problematic. Now, it’s increasingly illegal. Find out the where, how, and why of this legal trend in our resource roundup.
  • You can’t reach your goals without the right people in the right positions at the right time – and you can’t line up those factors without a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to staffing.
  • If you aren’t considering candidates in the upper age-brackets, you’re not just ignoring one-fifth of the workforce, but a ready source of leadership, focus, resiliency, and more.
  • 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?
  • 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.