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Ask Alexis | Can I Ask What I Need to Land the Job?


Dear Ask Alexis, I’m looking at a posting for a job I would enjoy but don’t qualify for. I’m not in the same field, but some of my background is related and I’d be willing to pick up more education or experience if it’s needed. Would it be appropriate to ask the employer what I […]


Ask Alexis | Can I Turn “Other Duties as Assigned” into my Main Focus?

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Dear Ask Alexis, Recently, one of my “other duties as assigned” became assisting with our organization’s social media. I find searching for content interesting and exciting. I like having a say in our agency’s voice and helping to build our online presence. I enjoy engaging with our stakeholders on platforms other than email. Yet that […]


How a Master’s in Social Work Can Help You Reach Your Goals

For the career-minded nonprofit professional, a master’s degree in social work (MSW) can open a lot of doors. Social work encompasses many type of jobs, but they all have a common feature: they help people and communities, often through direct service. Beyond the degree itself, master’s programs in this field teach valuable, transferable skills. Graduates […]


Living With Chronic Illness | Finding a Job That Works for You

In the U.S., you can’t watch TV or flip through a magazine without seeing a pharmaceutical advertisement addressing illnesses like depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and heart disease. The ubiquity of such ads highlights the growing problem of chronic diseases, which are on the rise around the world. An estimated 133 million Americans live with “incurable and […]