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  • 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.

  • 5 resume hacks that get recruiters to respond

    • Mar 21, 2018
    • Julius Q. Holmes IV

    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 I Work] Making space for supporters, wherever they are

    • Mar 21, 2018

    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.

  • Guidestones from young pros

    • Feb 20, 2018

    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?

  • 9 signs of a scam job listing

    • Feb 20, 2018
    • Susan P. Joyce

    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.

  • [How I Work] Making home improvements that serve Atlantans without homes

    • Feb 20, 2018

    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.

  • [How We Hire] A nonprofit workforce that amps up efforts nationwide

    • Feb 9, 2018

    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.

  • Career Insight: Our favorites of 2017

    • Jan 19, 2018

    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 your career.

  • Four steps to a killer skills-based volunteer project

    • Dec 19, 2017
    • Jay Cranman

    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.

  • Do tell: Preparing for every interviewer’s opening line

    • Dec 19, 2017
    • Alnierys Venegas

    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?

  • [How We Hire] Candor, grace, initiative: What keeps Habitat building

    • Dec 14, 2017

    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.

  • Four times a one-page resume can hurt you

    • Nov 20, 2017
    • Jenny Foss

    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.”

  • Stand up! Getting a new perspective

    • Nov 20, 2017
    • Laura Paradise

    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.