Alexis Perrotta 82 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 | “Do You Have Any Questions for Us?”

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Take this common interview question—which usually comes at the very end of the interview—as one final chance to dazzle the interviewer. When they ask if you have questions, they’re setting you up for the ultimate slam dunk (if you did your homework, that is). Questions to plan in advance Even if you don’t have any burning […]

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Introducing, Ask Alexis

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After many years at the helm, our very own Victoria Crispo of “Ask Victoria” has passed the baton, and so we’re officially renaming our beloved column. Welcome to Ask Alexis! We’ll miss Victoria’s insight and expertise, but we’re still here and hoping to field your toughest career questions, so keep them coming! I’m eager to […]

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Open Thread | What Motivates You?

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Is it the mission of your organization that gets you out of bed each morning? Your incredible colleagues? Salary? Benefits? The promise of coffee in the lunchroom? We want to know what keeps you going There’s a big misconception out there that social-impact professionals are fueled strictly by the idea of “the greater good” above […]

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Interview Q&A | “What Has Been Your Biggest Challenge?”

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Your goal in answering this question shouldn’t be to elicit the empathy of your interviewer. Although the question clearly asks for your biggest challenge, the interviewer doesn’t want to know about all of the professional obstacles you have encountered over the years. They want to know how you met and overcame those obstacles. Many interviewers […]

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