Career Change Ideas | How to Ease into Social-Impact Work

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Joining the social-impact sector can be an exciting and rewarding career opportunity. One way to explore your options is by volunteering or taking on part-time opportunities. Trying out a sector is not a requirement to start …

By Minah Kim - Idealist Careers
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3 Green Flags You Absolutely Want to Hear In an Interview, According to a Recruiter

I’ve been in many interviews at this point in my career – on both sides of the conversation. As a job seeker, I know the anxiety of trying to read people’s poker faces and figure out if the interview is going …

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The Everything Guide to a Career in Public Service

When I was 13 years old, I went to science camp. One day, I sat and listened as a scientist described what global warming was going to do to the planet—rising ocean levels, mass extinctions, devastation of populations around the …

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Use These 1-Minute Habits to Make More of Your Time from 9-5

In 2019 and 2020, users spent an average of 145 minutes per day on social media, according to Statista.

Social media is only one distraction of many, of course, but it’s a major one. So many productivity-eaters abound in …

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How to Find Organizations Committed to DEI Values

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Most social impact organizations today express a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

The National Council of Nonprofits encourages organizations to not only articulate their values, but to be guided by them and to integrate them …

By Tiffany Woodall - Idealist Careers
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13 Best Things You Can Do for Your Career Before the Year’s End

There are 36 days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. This end-of-year stretch can feel like a black hole for your job search and career. But like an actual black hole, it only seems empty. In fact, it’s packed with …

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“What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?” | Interview Q&A

As an interviewee, you’d probably be thrilled to never have to respond to the “What are your strengths and weaknesses” question ever again, but alas, it’s almost definitely here to stay. So rather than wing it when one of these …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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The Benefits of Being Bilingual

Bilingualism, or the ability to speak two or more languages fluently, can be a huge asset for job seekers. As a 2017 report by New American Economy discovered, the need for bilingual workers in the United States more than doubled …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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Exactly How to Respond to a Job Offer via Email (With Examples)

If that job offer you just got signals a happy end to your search, you might immediately want to text all your friends, pop the bubbly, and cue the imaginary marching band to mark the sheer magnitude of this moment. …

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The Post-Interview Thank-You Email | Template Toolbox

If you’re on the job hunt and are wondering whether you really need to send a post-interview thank-you email, the answer is a resounding yes! Now that we got that out of the way, use these helpful tips and the …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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