Tell Us About Your Dream Job!

As Idealist Careers approaches its fourth year in publication, we have a lot to celebrate. What began as a daily short article to support nonprofit job seekers like you find, love, and land the jobs of your dreams, has evolved into a fuller, more robust resource. We’ve developed worksheets, guides, even email-based classes to cover your job search needs.

Reflecting on these milestones, we wanted to reach out to some very special people: YOU.

Whether you’ve just found us or have been reading since 2013, we want to know how far you’ve come, too.

If Idealist Careers has helped your job search in any way, we want to know! We invite you to share a story or small anecdote about your career journey. What have you learned from reading Idealist Careers? Get in touch and let us know!

You can use the following questions to help frame your entry, but you’re welcome to structure your submission in whatever way you see fit:

  • How long were you looking for work?
  • In what field?
  • What was your networking strategy?
  • What is one piece of advice you read on Idealist Careers that improved your job search?
  • What steps did you take to find and land your dream job?
  • What’s your favorite part of your new job?
  • What advice would you give to other job seekers like you?

Please send your response to by Mon, Jan 9th. We look forward to hearing from you!


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I became acquainted with Idealist in late 2000 while working in the career development office at a private liberal arts college in NYC. I used it almost daily to help students and alumni find meaningful careers. After a 12-year stint in higher education, I worked as a career coach for professionals in various industries (and still used Idealist). During one of those many searches, a listing really caught my eye- the one for the newly-created position, Careers Program Coordinator. So... I jumped at the opportunity. Since then, I took on the role of Manager of Career Content for Idealist Careers, creating career content for job seekers, leaders, and other nonprofit professionals. Understanding the roles that a positive outlook and holistic self-care play in career success, I've shared with our readers time-honored methods for improving confidence and productivity. Now, as Manager of College and Professional Development, my focus is on lifting the advice from Idealist Careers "off the page". Drawing from my experience in career development, I propel job seekers and career changers towards taking control of their searches with confidence and removing fear, uncertainty, and other blocks to success via in-person workshops and seminars, webinars, and conference programming. My great loves are cooking (preferably without a recipe, otherwise I doctor it up), dancing, live cultural performances, identifying the tasting notes in a good cup of coffee, exploring neighborhoods for hidden gems, and anything else that sparks the senses and allows me to experience all the beauty, dynamism, and intrigue that vivaciously living in a remarkable world offers.
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