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Interview Q&A | “What Are Your Greatest Professional Strengths and Weaknesses?”

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As an interviewee, you’d probably be thrilled to never have to respond to these seemingly clichéd interview questions ever again, but alas, they are almost definitely here to stay. So rather than wing it when one of these questions comes your way, map out a professional and honest response. Here’s how to be prepared to tackle […]

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Unpacking Organizational Culture During an Interview

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Culture. It’s a big word. But what does it really mean? We seem to know how to identify bad organizational culture: constant stress, unreasonable workloads, and passive aggressive or mean people. But aside from unlimited snacks, casual Fridays, and a summer picnic, what goes into determining how to define positive organizational culture? The truth is, […]

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Interview Q&A | “Why Do You Want to Work Here?”

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In preparing to answer this interview question—even if the interviewer asks why you like the role as opposed to why you like the organization—you should be sure to map out a response that addresses the following key points: What are your career goals and how does working for this organization fit into those goals? What […]

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Salary Negotiation | How to Make a Counter Offer

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For many nonprofit professionals, salary negotiation can feel like an elusive art form. Sometimes, we’re so happy that we got the job offer at all that we end up feeling as though we’ve run out of the energy and the gumption that may be required to initiate a salary talk. If you’re up for some […]

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