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To Quit or Not to Quit | Is That Really the Question?

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You know when it’s there; that spark you feel when you start a new position, and the pride and excitement you have when you explain your organization’s mission to friends and family. But you also know when that feeling is waning, or perhaps even missing entirely. When you find yourself in a professional moment where […]


Making a Career Change? 3 Pitfalls to Avoid

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After three years, Caleb started feeling restless in his job. As an urban planner, he had progressed steadily in his career, and at 36, he loved being a new dad. Still, he felt constrained by financial obligations in his growing household. He trolled job boards in search of exciting opportunities in his field, but nothing […]


From Real Estate and Finance to a Nonprofit | An Interview with a Sector-Switcher


This post is the third in a multi-part series in which we’re featuring some of Idealist’s very own sector switchers. No matter what field you’re transitioning out of, there’s somebody out there who’s been through it. And for those of you looking to move into the nonprofit space from fashion, retail, education, customer service, real […]


Ask Victoria | Exploring Options for a Career in Social Impact

Dear Victoria, I would like to find a career path which gives me a full and filling feeling. I have around 8 years of experience in hospitality industry. But I don’t want to do that for the rest of my life. 2 years ago I went to study Graphic Design and successfully finished. But then […]