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  • Smart strategies for behavioral interview question

    Smart strategies for behavioral interview questions

    • Nov 28, 2018
    • Jeff Lipschultz

    Open-ended queries give you the chance to tell your story and demonstrate your bona fides – as well as the chance to ramble, go negative, and otherwise obscure your best qualities.

  • The right keywords for your resume: A simple solut

    The right keywords for your resume: A simple solution

    • Nov 28, 2018
    • Jenny Foss

    Can you copy and paste? Then you can determine the most important terms in any job description, and equip your application to bypass the auto-filters between you and a hiring manager.

  • Sowing the seeds

    [How I Work] Sowing the seeds of a better city

    • Nov 28, 2018

    The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a force for nature in California’s capital city, and their Restoration Ecologist digs deep into a range of projects, from planting to trailblazing to public education.

  • 20 top tips for super awesome networking

    • Oct 25, 2018
    • Laura Gassner Otting

    Whether you’re facing a roomful of potential job leads, meeting someone who works for your dream employer, or looking for an invite to the next meet-and-greet event, here’s how to make the most of it.

  • Benefits package

    What’s in a benefits package?

    • Oct 24, 2018
    • Marc Schultz

    Learning to weigh the value of your employee benefits – from retirement plans and health coverage to professional development and scheduling options – means better decisions for your career and life.

  • work life balance

    The work-life balance formula that actually works

    • Oct 24, 2018
    • Jeff Haden

    Too often, faulty math keeps us from realizing the goal of simultaneously fulfilling work- and home-lives. Correcting the equation is easier than you think: It all comes down to quality over quantity.

  • [How I Work] Cultivating the people who close opportunity gaps for kids

    • Sep 21, 2018

    How the Talent Business Partner at Citizen Schools got to where she is, and what she does to engage her coworkers, amplify their impact, and better focus everyone involved – including herself.

  • Super-simple hacks for effective resume bullet points

    • Sep 21, 2018
    • Julius Q Holmes IV

    The secret to summing up your experience, skills, and achievements? Analyze the job description. Here’s how to use power words, key words, and verifiable results to craft killer bullet points.

  • Our favorite Career Insight this year (so far!)

    • Aug 28, 2018

    In this roundup from six months of Career Insight newsletters, we’re looking back at an array of stories on working smarter, getting hired, and the ways that purpose-driven pros landed their spot in the sector.

  • Find your financial way with Mission:Money

    • Jul 25, 2018
    • Karen Beavor

    We know that financial stress can cause you more than worry – it can even cause you to consider giving up a job you love. That’s why we launched a new, free educational initiative especially for you.

  • The 4 questions every interviewer asks (and other ways to prep for the interview)

    • Jul 25, 2018
    • John Davis

    One recruiter shares the expertise he’s amassed through thousands of encounters with candidates and employers.

  • [How We Hire] The exceptional talent and challenging minds that are Feeding America

    • Jul 25, 2018

    A national nonprofit that serves hundreds of food banks across the country, Feeding America looks for curious, passionate, relationship-minded pros dedicated to fighting hunger.

  • To the class of 2018: Commencement season highlights

    • Jun 19, 2018
    • Marc Schultz

    Straight from the nation’s leaders in business, philanthropy, the arts, and politics, a roundup of career and life advice for new grads (and pretty much anyone else).

  • 5 ways to become inspirational

    • Jun 7, 2018
    • Aaron Hurst

    Inspiration doesn’t happen by chance: It’s a quality you can cultivate for yourself and your team. Even better? It’s got real benefits, including a 125 percent boost in productivity.

  • [How We Hire] A force for relief in 64,000 disasters yearly

    • Jun 7, 2018

    As one of most depended-upon disaster relief organizations in the world, the American Red Cross seeks people ready to go “all in,” and makes sure they’re prepared for anything.

  • Your opening (interview) line: 10 tips for a strong performance

    • May 22, 2018
    • Laura Paradise

    A job interview is your moment in the spotlight – but your message can get lost without the right stagecraft. Captivate your audience with openers (and closers) that land.

  • [How We Hire] Smarts and passion for the environment planetwide

    • May 10, 2018

    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.

  • 3 elements of a killer cover letter

    • Apr 26, 2018
    • Jenny Foss

    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.

  • What matters most: The nonprofit workforce speaks

    • Apr 25, 2018

    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.

  • Expert tips for the sector switch

    • Apr 24, 2018
    • Marc Schultz

    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.