Career Planning

Should You Say Yes to an Unpaid Internship? Part 2

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If you’re offered an unpaid internship, should you go for it? In my last post, I covered some of the legalities associated with unpaid internships and how these apply to nonprofits. While volunteer work can be a great way to learn more about a field, an internship requires more investment for both the intern and […]

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Grad School

Ask Alexis | Should I Go Back to School?

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Dear Ask Alexis, I’ve recently stumbled across Idealist and your column in general. I’ve been out of school for about a year and a half but am having trouble landing the full-time gig. My degree is in sociology and I know I want to work in social services with kids specifically, but the problem I […]

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Interviews

New to Hiring? 3 Critical Decisions to Make Before You Begin

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From the outside, hiring can look like a breeze. But if you’ve ever been invited to join a hiring process, you likely know that a detailed plan and a dedicated coordinator can be mission critical. If you’ve been tasked with managing the hiring process, use this simple guide to ensure a smooth and successful search. […]

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Career Planning

Should You Say Yes to an Unpaid Internship? Part 1

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Whether you’re in college or graduate school, job hunting, or switching fields later in life, you might have had the following experience. You find an internship at an organization you admire, and the job seems perfect for you. Then you take a second look and find out there’s a catch—the role pays in experience, not […]

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