Alexis Perrotta 98 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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Template Toolbox | Out of Office for Maternity, Paternity, New Parent Leave

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When you’re preparing for maternity, paternity, or new parent leave, there’s a lot to get through, to say the least. You have projects to transition, loose ends to tie up, calls to make, budgets and reports to finalize, and short-term transition plans to draft. It can start to feel like you’re leaving your job, but […]