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4 Soft Skills to Get You Noticed on the Job Search

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If you’re applying for jobs in the social-impact space, you’ve likely already noticed that there is a tremendous diversity of opportunities. As you browse all of the options, it’s worthwhile to consider not only which technical skills you’ll need to land your dream job, but also, which soft skills are most valued by employers in […]

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4 Tools for Effective Long-Distance Teamwork

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Teamwork used to be a roomful of professionals sitting around a conference table. No more. Digital collaboration tools mean your next social-impact project team could consist of a volunteer in rural Mozambique on a laptop hooked to a cellphone and a car battery, a development professional in Singapore in an air-conditioned office with high-speed internet, […]

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How to Create Connections as a Remote Worker or Freelancer

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Remote work has its share of perks—pajamas!—but it has its challenges too, and isolation can be one of the toughest. Professionals in the social-impact sphere are passionate about the work they do, and for good reason. It’s important, fulfilling work. But it also takes an emotional toll, and if you work in an office full […]

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Can the eternal optimist be bad for business?

Of course, optimists would consider their outlook on life a good thing. But can that positive attitude actually hurt others in the workplace? On Harvard Business Review, management consultant Liz Wiseman tells a story about how her optimism—constantly saying, ‘We can do this! How hard could it be?’—was having a negative impact on her colleague’s […]

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