The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers

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Interested in exploring opportunities for meaningful work in the nonprofit sector?

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers is a comprehensive resource for emerging professionals pursuing their first position in the nonprofit sector. Whether you are a current student, a recent graduate, or someone entering the workforce for the first time, this book will provide you with indispensable advice, relevant strategies, and nonprofit-specific resources to ...

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Overview


Interested in exploring opportunities for meaningful work in the nonprofit sector?

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers is a comprehensive resource for emerging professionals pursuing their first position in the nonprofit sector. Whether you are a current student, a recent graduate, or someone entering the workforce for the first time, this book will provide you with indispensable advice, relevant strategies, and nonprofit-specific resources to strengthen your job search. Written by nonprofit career experts, The Idealist Guide is designed to be easily accessible and convenient to read.

Topics Include:

• Why Nonprofit?
• Mastering a Job Search
• Self and Career Assessment
• Networking Strategies
• Job Search Tools
• Evaluating Organizational Culture
• Interviews and First Impressions
• Negotiating the Best Deal
• Myths and Facts About Nonprofits
• Nonprofit Speak 101

Written by the staff of Idealist.org with guest sections by other nonprofit experts.

Idealist.org is the leading organization in the field of nonprofit careers. Idealist.org runs the website where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps to turn their good intentions into action.

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“A wonderful resource, packed with important information and useful tools, to help one find a meaningful career.”
—Michelle Nunn, CEO Points of Light Institute, Co-Founder, HandsOn Network

“An essential resource for anyone pursuing a role in a nonprofit organization. If you want to do good, but you’re not sure where to start, read this book!”
—Kate Williams Coppola, Director, Teach For America Career and Leadership Center

“I know a book is special when it can appeal to multiple audiences that find it valuable for different reasons. This book is that kind of resource. College students, young professionals,
career counselors, and parents will find concrete advice and tools that are especially helpful because the nonprofit job search has many aspects unlike traditional job searches. The Idealist Guide has become a staple in our career office and gets rave reviews.”
—Joe Du Pont Director, Heller Career Center, Brandeis University

“This book not only provides excellent job search advice, it also helps you to understand this diverse sector and, very importantly, how to focus on the options that are best for you. The book is comprehensive, clear, and easy to navigate.”
—Bill Alberta Director, Career Services, Cornell University

“I can think of no better practical resource for young people aspiring to change the world through a career in the nonprofit sector than Idealist’s Guide to Nonprofit Careers. This book provides countless real-world examples, rigorous strategies, and fun exercises that will certainly help job seekers land offers. This is a book to read, write on, dog-ear, and come back to many many times.”
—Lara Galinsky Senior Vice President, Echoing Green

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933512242
  • Publisher: West Hills Press
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Series: Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 826,738
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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