Deborah Swerdlow 58 posts
As a nonprofit advocacy professional living in Washington, D.C., Deborah works with groups across the country to educate their communities and lawmakers about public policies that can help low-income residents make ends meet. She is passionate about helping people connect their interests to a cause they believe in and empowering them to take action.

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3 Times When a Strong Cover Letter Can Make a Difference

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If writing a cover letter is your least favorite part of applying for a job, you’re not alone. But don’t skip it! That page of extra information can make a big difference. A cover letter offers you a front-and-center opportunity to make your case for why your skills, experience, and passion fit the job. It’s […]


Why the Salary History Question Is on the Way Out

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There’s a trend sweeping across the nation with big implications for job seekers: new laws banning interviewers from asking job candidates to disclose their salary history. As of publication of this post, 11 states and 9 localities have enacted some form of a ban on asking candidates what they’ve made in previous jobs. And all […]


On a Tight Budget? You Can Still Give on Giving Tuesday


Thanksgiving doesn’t just kick off the holiday season; it also kicks off the year-end fundraising season for nonprofit organizations. That’s because the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is Giving Tuesday, an annual, global day of giving. Last year people made online donations totaling an estimated $274 million to nonprofit organizations on Giving Tuesday. If you’ve ever interacted […]


Do’s and Don’ts for Connecting Over Email | Part 3


We hope you’ve been enjoying our series on dos and don’ts for connecting people over email. In the first post, we covered four tips for when you’re the person seeking an email introduction, and most recently, we offered tips for when you’re the person making the introduction. That brings us to our third and final […]