Hiring managers ask themselves three questions when evaluating candidates. Here’s how to ensure you stand out.
Author Victoria Crispo
When you’re job searching, your options do not have to be “steamroll your way through your stack of applications” or “sit on the couch and feel sorry for yourself”. There are many things you can do that fall in between, taking a step back from the mechanics of the search but still engaging in activities that are enjoyable and useful, many times in quite unexpected ways!
We know that long-term unemployment, while devastating to seekers, affects communities, too. So what would a more collective approach to tackling unemployment look like?
Whenever you’ve got 5, 20, or 60 minutes to spare this week, make the most of it with some fun activities that can provide insight. These activity ideas that have little to do with focusing on your problem might be just the ticket for boosting your mood and your success.
What’s that, you say? Oh, you’re on a job search and you’re not allowed to have fun? Nonsense! Put a little buoyancy in your life and try out these four types of to-do lists to refresh and rejuvenate
You took a job “in the meantime” after being out of work, even if it doesn’t relate to your career. Do you list it on your resume? Learn what to do today!
Why would you want to pursue a fellowship? Many of these opportunities help students fund their graduate programs, give the opportunity to conduct research, and can even help you transition to a different career.
I felt there was so much need in Liberia that if I was doing development work I wanted it to have impact here. All my choices were based around Liberia; that’s been my central motivating factor.
As part of our “HR Insider” series, I recently interviewed Leaha Wynn, a long-term Idealist user and Senior Coordinator, Human Capital at the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP). We talked about how she got into this type of work, the recent growth at her organization, and what makes a job candidate really stand out.
How do you stay healthy at work in an office? The argument against sitting all day has become commonplace- it increases risk of heart failure and shortens life expectancy.