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How to Advance in Your Social-Impact Career—Without Changing Jobs

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The potential to learn and grow at work is one of the primary drivers of job satisfaction. Sure, getting a raise doesn’t hurt either, but what do you if you don’t see a way forward in your career? You might think you need to make a drastic change; however, staying with your current organization could […]

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What to Do When Your Job Doesn’t Offer Professional Development

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Jobs with plentiful professional development opportunities are highly sought after. According to a Gallup study, 87% of millennials (and 69% of other respondents) rate “professional or career growth and development opportunities” as being an important part of a job. After all, most people would love to be offered the chance to learn new skills, network, […]

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Love Your Organization, but Hate Your Job?

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While you may dream of landing the perfect job at an organization filled with passionate and intelligent colleagues, many of us forget that excitement about the bigger picture—mission, colleagues, job title—doesn’t always result in satisfaction with our day-to-day. If you find yourself in love with your team’s mission, but not your work, it may be […]

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

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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 […]

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