Career insight

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.