Alexis Perrotta 71 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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Interview Q&A | “What Are Your Greatest Professional Strengths and Weaknesses?”

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As an interviewee, you’d probably be thrilled to never have to respond to these seemingly clichéd interview questions ever again, but alas, they are almost definitely here to stay. So rather than wing it when one of these questions comes your way, map out a professional and honest response. Here’s how to be prepared to tackle […]


Interview Q&A | “Why Do You Want to Work Here?”

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In preparing to answer this interview question—even if the interviewer asks why you like the role as opposed to why you like the organization—you should be sure to map out a response that addresses the following key points: What are your career goals and how does working for this organization fit into those goals? What […]


Interview Q&A | “How Did You Hear About This Position?”

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While this may seem like a basic question, it’s a great reminder to track the details on your job search and a good opportunity to score some bonus points early on in your interview. Read on for quick tips to keep in mind when answering this question. Highlight your attention to detail If your response […]


Returning to Work After a Career Break | We Explore Social-Impact Opportunities with iRelaunch

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I recently had the opportunity to connect with the team over at iRelaunch to share with them some insights on what it takes to return to the workforce after a long career break. iRelaunch offers career “relaunchers” resources, networking opportunities, and a sense of community as they navigate what can often be an overwhelming career […]