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Career Q&A: How much padding on my resume is too much?

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
August 15, 2011

Advice on how to best position the contents of your resume to help you in your job search.

Compensation: The inside scoop on nonprofit payrolls

Written By: Julie Stauffer
August 15, 2011

If you’re working at a Canadian nonprofit, chances are your compensation is modest compared to others working at for-profit companies. But how does your remuneration stack up against others in similar positions within the sector?

M is for mentor

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
July 21, 2011

This article describes why mentoring can be helpful at any stage of your career.

A day in the life: Human resources director

Written By: CharityVillage
July 21, 2011

This profile describes what it's like to work as a Human Resources Director at a nonprofit organization.

Career Q&A: Drumming up job leads

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
July 18, 2011

Advice on how to be proactive and seek out job opportunities to improve your job search prospects.

Salaries and nonprofits: It should be a living

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
July 18, 2011

Are nonprofit employees paid too much? Or not enough?

Career Q&A: Insecure interviewers

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
June 21, 2011

Advice on what to do when your interviewer appears to be more nervous that you.

A day in the life: Community outreach worker

Written By: CharityVillage
June 16, 2011

This profile describes what it's like to work as a community outreach worker at the United Way.

Setting out as a freelancer: Is it right for you?

Written By: Susan Fish
June 16, 2011

People leave work in the nonprofit sector to become freelancers for a variety of reasons. The variety of their stories is instructive for people considering making a similar leap to self-employment.

More education...or real-life experience? Finding the best route to your dream job

Written By: Julie Stauffer
May 19, 2011

Will a sheaf of credentials impress your prospective boss, or is old-fashioned, in-the-trenches experience still the gold standard?

A day in the life: Major gifts manager

Written By: CharityVillage
May 19, 2011

A profile of Michael Taylor, Major Gifts Manager at Five Counties Children's Centre Foundation.

Career Q&A: The art of a great elevator speech

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
May 17, 2011

Get advice on how to prepare and practice your "elevator speech" and be ready to network at a moment's notice.

Governance Q&A: Board service while job searching

Written By: Jane Garthson
May 3, 2011

I was invited to sit on the board of directors for a charitable organization. I am looking for work in the charity sector, including this organization. Is it a conflict of interest for me to accept?

New beginnings: When to quit your job

Written By: Jack Shand
May 3, 2011

Here is a suggested list of factors that may point to the need to get on with that next chapter in your professional career.

The hidden curriculum of community involvement

Written By: Dev Aujla
May 2, 2011

Increasingly, Millennials are bringing new insight to nonprofit organizations, lessons they haven’t learned in the classroom, but through real-world experience.

Career Q&A: The importance of references

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
April 19, 2011

Advice on finding and using references during your job search.

Introverts in the nonprofit world

Written By: Susan Fish
March 17, 2011

This article explores the unique challenges of being an introvert employee in the nonprofit sector.

Career Q&A: Negotiating your salary

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
March 15, 2011

Advice on how to approach a salary negotiation when accepting an offer of employment.

Ten time-saving tips for busy nonprofit managers

Written By: Karen Eber Davis
March 8, 2011

Can you get more done? Can you use your time better? Yes, most certainly. The tips below are practical ideas to upgrade your day-to-day nonprofit life.

Are you interested in transitioning to the nonprofit sector?

Written By: Deborah Legrove
February 17, 2011

Recent trends show a dramatic increase of the number of people wanting to transition from the for-profit world to the nonprofit sector. Here are some tips to make the move go as smoothly as possible.

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