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One Thing I Wish I Knew Before … Accepting the Offer

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These days, there is plenty of talk in the nonprofit sector about mentorship, personal advisory boards, and professional development. But at Idealist Careers, we understand that not everyone has access to a cracker jack team of career cheerleaders and sadly, many of us have to navigate our professional path without our own social-impact Yoda. So […]

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Should You Say Yes to an Unpaid Internship? Part 2

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If you’re offered an unpaid internship, should you go for it? In my last post, I covered some of the legalities associated with unpaid internships and how these apply to nonprofits. While volunteer work can be a great way to learn more about a field, an internship requires more investment for both the intern and […]

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Should You Say Yes to an Unpaid Internship? Part 1

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Whether you’re in college or graduate school, job hunting, or switching fields later in life, you might have had the following experience. You find an internship at an organization you admire, and the job seems perfect for you. Then you take a second look and find out there’s a catch—the role pays in experience, not […]

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Staying Healthy When Your Job Doesn’t Provide Health Insurance | Part 2

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Now that we’ve discussed some of your health coverage questions, let’s tackle dental and vision. These areas of coverage are usually included in health plans at a nominal fee for the insured. Dental and vision care Do you need to add this coverage to your plan? The answer depends on you as an individual. Dental […]

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