Alexis Perrotta 111 posts
As a seasoned communications professional with 15 years of nonprofit experience and 6 years of experience creating engaging content and copy, I love the idea that a thoughtfully crafted piece of content can spark social change. Here at Idealist Careers, I'm eager to offer job seekers, game changers, and do-gooders actionable tips, career resources, and "social-impact lifestyle" advice.

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Ask Alexis | Can I Ask What I Need to Land the Job?

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Dear Ask Alexis, I’m looking at a posting for a job I would enjoy but don’t qualify for. I’m not in the same field, but some of my background is related and I’d be willing to pick up more education or experience if it’s needed. Would it be appropriate to ask the employer what I […]

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Take Our Quiz | What’s Your Leadership Style?

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While we may not all be leaders in the sense that we’re managing a team or running an organization, we all possess certain habits and instincts when we’re presented with an opportunity to lead, be it as a project manager, a volunteer, a parent or friend, or a proactive voice within an organization. So, when […]

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Ask Alexis | Can I Turn “Other Duties as Assigned” into my Main Focus?

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Dear Ask Alexis, Recently, one of my “other duties as assigned” became assisting with our organization’s social media. I find searching for content interesting and exciting. I like having a say in our agency’s voice and helping to build our online presence. I enjoy engaging with our stakeholders on platforms other than email. Yet that […]

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Ask Alexis | Help! How Do I Address These Sticky Interview Questions?

Dear Ask Alexis, I am a teacher. I have been a teacher for over 30 years. But I haven’t taught in the same school or district (save casual substitute teaching) for more than one year. Do you happen to have any advice as to how to answer this question during interviews? Also, should I address […]

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