Amy Bergen 16 posts
Amy Bergen is a writer based in Portland, Maine. She has experience in the social impact space in Baltimore, Maryland, the educational museum sphere in Columbus, Ohio, and the literary world of New York City.

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Want to Hire a Friend? Take These Factors into Consideration First …

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If you’re currently hiring a new staff member at your organization, you probably have a few people in your network who are eagerly asking about the opportunity. So, in that situation, should you give an advantage to someone you know, or is it best to steer clear? On one hand, hiring a friend may strengthen […]

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When You’re Older Than Your Boss

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Working for a significantly younger boss presents a unique set of challenges. It may seem strange to take direction from someone a few years your junior since many of us believe age and authority go together. But you’re certainly not the only one in this situation. Organizations are increasingly hiring younger workers to fill leadership […]

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When Is a Pay Cut Worth It?

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People tend to think the right career move is always the one that includes a higher salary, and oftentimes, it’s no different for social-impact professionals. And while this can be the case, career progression isn’t always linear, and no two people have the same journey. If you’re contemplating accepting a position that requires you to […]

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Want to be a Mentor? Here’s How | Part 1

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Anyone lucky enough to have a good professional mentor knows how much a mentee can benefit from this kind of connection. But what you may not know are all the ways in which a mentor is bound to benefit from the relationship as well. Mentoring at its best gives both parties, mentor and mentee, tools […]

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