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Idealist Careers Try This Challenge #2 | Where Can You Grow?

How did Challenge #1 go? Were you able to detail five professional successes from 2019? Did you recall a success you had perhaps forgotten about? Be sure to keep us posted on your “aha moments” (or your “I’m-totally-and-completely-stumped moments”) by …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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Should You Get an MBA?

Over the last decade, a new trend has been emerging at business schools around the world: more impact-focused degrees that apply business-world solutions to cultural, environmental, or social problems traditionally overseen by the nonprofit sector.

But is an MBA a …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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5 Reasons Why Every Nonprofit Should Offer Paid Sick Leave

Nonprofits should be on the leading edge of equity issues. Yet far too many organizations are falling short when it comes to critical matters for employees: sick leave and health benefits. The health and wellness of our staff is vital …

By Ashley Fontaine - Idealist Careers
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What the Social-Impact Sector Can Learn from Silicon Valley

As the home of many of the world’s fastest growing startups, Silicon Valley has become synonymous with a culture of innovation and discovery. Businesses have adopted startup techniques for success, and many nonprofits are following suit. Though mission-driven social-impact organizations …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Ask Alexis | How Should I Behave in a Salary Negotiation?

Dear Ask Alexis,

So, I’m pretty sure I’m going to get the job (wohoo!) but I need some negotiating advice. If I get an offer, how should I behave during salary and benefit negotiations? Help!

Sincerely,

Cautiously Optimistic

***

Loving the …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Ask Alexis | What’s Wrong with My Resume?

Dear Ask Alexis,

I send my resume out a lot but I do not get too many responses. I get mixed advice from different people. Some say do not go back over seven years on your resume, and others say include …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Interview Q&A | “What’s Your Current Salary?”

If you’ve been on at least a few interviews (or even if you’ve just filled out a few online applications), then you are most likely familiar with this question: “What’s your current salary?”

And, oh, the agonizing over how to …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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How Can I Build a Winning Cover Letter for a Student Job?

Milinda from New Mexico State University asks:

“What would be an example of a good cover letter for a student job?”

Thanks for your question, Milinda.  Writing a cover letter for a student job is no different than for a …

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How to Request a Workplace Accommodation for Your Disability

If you have a disability, you may know that you have the right to reasonable accommodation in the workplace—and that Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) backs you up. But it can be intimidating to ask for …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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I Started Out As An Accountant, And Now I’m A Developer (And Other Non-Traditional Paths Into Finance & Tech)

Not every story in the fintech world is the same. Even though most people who work in finance roles generally studied something like accounting, economics, or business, it doesn’t mean everyone did. In fact, some of the best people in …

By Liam Berry - WayUp
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