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  • 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.

  • Mindful news consumption for nonprofit pros

    • Oct 28, 2017
    • Beth Kanter

    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.

  • [How We Hire] Finding the people to reach 200 million worldwide

    • Oct 27, 2017

    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.

  • Dating tips for a successful interview

    • Oct 19, 2017
    • Chelle Shell

    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.

  • A ripple, a wave, a tide: Leading change from where you are now

    • Oct 17, 2017
    • Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim

    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.

  • Cover letters: Upload yours now!

    • Sep 20, 2017

    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.

  • [How I Work] Fueling investment in a unique Native community

    • Sep 20, 2017

    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.

  • Creating your own growth opportunities: Answers from the YNPN National Conference

    • Sep 13, 2017

    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.

  • 11 knockout tips to ace public speaking

    • Aug 22, 2017

    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.