As much as I enjoyed my time in the private sector, I was ready for a change. I wanted to combine my years of experience working in finance with my passion for service, but finding a job at a nonprofit was a lot harder than I had expected.
Author Allen Smith
Savvy professionals know that effective interview follow-up continues well before the actual interview.There are certain follow-up steps you must take to uphold the good first impression you made in the interview. Read them now!
I dreaded having family and friends asking me during the holidays, “so what are you doing next?” not just because I wasn’t really sure how to answer it, but because I honestly didn’t know! It felt sorta embarrassing to seem like I was constantly trying to “figure it out.”
Over time, I’ve come to realize a few things about these conversations and encounters. Read my solutions for surviving them!
One of the most impactful days on the trip for me was seeing a community come together to build a new school for its children. We visited the village of Agorhome to help build the foundation of its new school. Well over 90% of the community had come out on a Saturday to contribute to building the new facility.
The Says Who? method is a straightforward, powerful way of questioning and challenging those thoughts, stopping them right in their tracks. And by facing a negative thought with a question, we find out if it’s true — or if we can just let it go
If you’re one of the many who is not feeling purpose in your work, how can you find an organization and role that needs your skills and values your ideals? Use these two tools to help you out!
Fellowships are no longer just for graduate students or PhDs. There is a growing roster of merit-based professional fellowship opportunities that provide entry into a first job or career change, fund international work experiences, cultivate emerging leaders and changemakers, and support self-designed projects and social enterprises.
The next step is to focus on planning – taking an unconventional goal you have identified and making it happen. To do this we need to craft a SMART goal, establish what actions will lead to accomplishing that goal and planning how to make your action steps fit into your life.
What you really might want to ask is, “Could you just be honest and open and tell me what it’s really like to work here?
What to do when you have the energy and passion for social advocacy but you can’t see your work as part of a bigger picture.