Take a step back and look at who we are in a holistic way and the things we want to start (or spend more time) doing. This is the most important step in goal setting, because without having a map, we cannot plot a path to get to where we want to be.
Author Laura Robitzek
One of the biggest mistakes that job seekers make is that they fall into the trap of only thinking about their next career move when they need a job. The fact is, you should always be proactive in your career if you want to reach your greatest potential as a professional.
As children, we depend on other people to keep us safe, comfortable, healthy, and well.…
At one point, I realized that I was so occupied with the job that I had no personal life at all. If you recognize yourself somewhere in the experiences I’ve shared, you’ll be glad to know that I surpassed that period
In resume-speak, we have a name for these bits of information that make you look more professional and experienced than the pack: accomplishments. Here are some examples of accomplishments that I’ve found in resumes of social workers, youth workers, case planners, and the like.
We are heavily influenced by the people we spend time around. Having smart, well-connected colleagues, friends, and mentors can hugely impact your career for the better.
Are there real tricks to becoming fulfilled in life? You bet.
After law school, I joined the public defender’s office of a medium-sized Midwestern city and embarked upon a career of advocating for people who had very little “voice” within the justice system. Still, I never forgot my “roots.” I volunteered my legal services to animal rights groups, served on the board of an exotic animal rescue, and fell in love with every dog or cat that the local Humane Society promoted on local television.
For many travelers, the future is unknown, and the thought of finding a job can be daunting and downright scary. What do you do if you haven’t worked in several years? How do you turn volunteer experiences into professional experiences? When you think about it more, the real question to ask isn’t “what’s next,” but rather, “what can I gain from my travels?”
Wondering how you, too, can get your foot in the door of a dynamic organisation in the nonprofit/sustainability sector? Here are some things I’ve seen work for job seekers: