Career Planning

4 Soft Skills to Get You Noticed on the Job Search

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If you’re applying for jobs in the social-impact space, you’ve likely already noticed that there is a tremendous diversity of opportunities. As you browse all of the options, it’s worthwhile to consider not only which technical skills you’ll need to land your dream job, but also, which soft skills are most valued by employers in […]

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In the Office

Too Much on Your Plate at Work? Try This

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This time of year, our calendars are often full from morning to night. And through it all, we’re given lots of advice on how to avoid spreading ourselves too thin: Don’t volunteer to bake cookies for robotics, host your boss and her family for dinner, and agree to watch your neighbor’s kid every Saturday morning […]

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In the Office

4 Tools for Effective Long-Distance Teamwork

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Teamwork used to be a roomful of professionals sitting around a conference table. No more. Digital collaboration tools mean your next social-impact project team could consist of a volunteer in rural Mozambique on a laptop hooked to a cellphone and a car battery, a development professional in Singapore in an air-conditioned office with high-speed internet, […]

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In the Office

Want to Appear Confident? Stop Doing These 3 Things

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Stand up tall. Give a firm handshake. Maintain eye contact. These are age-old tips given to job seekers in order to appear more confident. While it’s not bad advice, poor posture isn’t the only thing that can have a negative effect on first impressions. New research from Fairygodboss found that 41% of hiring professionals list […]

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