Must Reads

5 Must-Read Books for Renewed Motivation

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As we move toward the homestretch of 2018, now is the perfect time to find renewed sources of motivation to evaluate, redefine, and pursue your goals. Here are five motivating reads with inspiring ideas that are clear enough to start practicing right now.

In the Office

Template Toolbox | Out-of-Office Email When You’re Going to a Conference

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Unlike a regular out-of-office email, when you’re headed to a conference or a professional development event, you should take advantage of the opportunity to invite new connections and talk about your work (especially if you happen to be presenting or facilitating while you’re out). When you’re out of the office on vacation, the most important […]

Salary and finance

One Thing I Wish I Knew Before … Accepting the Offer


These days, there is plenty of talk in the nonprofit sector about mentorship, personal advisory boards, and professional development. But at Idealist Careers, we understand that not everyone has access to a cracker jack team of career cheerleaders and sadly, many of us have to navigate our professional path without our own social-impact Yoda. So […]

The Job Search

How to Select the Perfect Writing Sample

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Regardless of the type of position you’re interviewing for, the ability to write clearly and concisely is a huge asset. While some hiring managers will evaluate your writing skills based solely on your resume and cover letter, others may ask you to take a simple grammar quiz or writing exercise if you make it to […]