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?
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You can’t hurry love – or the hiring process. Work for Good’s own Chelle Shell shows you how a job interview is like a first date, requiring patience, positivity, adaptability, and finesse.
  • Addressing the national YNPN conference, Future Foundation CEO Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim details six steps for taking charge of your career, and championing your cause, through uncertain times.
  • You asked, we listened: Your cover letter can now be attached as a standalone document, every time you apply. Check out how (it’s easy!), and you’ll also get some must-follow cover letter tips from Nonprofit AF.
  • With a team of just five, it takes a lot to run an operation that covers arts, housing, wellness, and more for a singularly historic, but always-evolving, urban population.
  • Taking questions from a group of young nonprofit pros, two executive search experts address top employee concerns like internal advancement, compensation, and picking up new skills – also providing insight for leaders who want to keep their teams engaged.
  • The skills that make a great public speaker can help you succeed in any face-to-face encounter, whether you’re answering questions in a job interview, onboarding new team members, or pitching your organization’s value to a prospective collaborator.
  • Looking to break out of your bit part and take a lead role? This advice from two of South’s top performing arts nonprofits—the Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Ballet—will get you ready for the spotlight.
  • With 162 organizations to support nationwide, and partners in 13 other countries, the team at Goodwill Industries International prioritizes collaborative skills and continuous learning—reflected in an intense focus on employees’ day-to-day concerns, professional development needs, and connection ...
  • These three essential steps for young nonprofit professionals will help you gain buy-in from leadership, receive appropriate compensation, and, above all, grow professionally.