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Career Q&A: Finding out the market value for your skill set

Written By: Alan Kearns
January 4, 2005

Struggling to figure out a fair wage for your skill set and job? Follow these tips to ensure you're asking for a fair market value for your work.

Career Q&A: Dealing with an unpleasant and disruptive co-worker

Written By: Michael Mayne and Natasha Hargovan
December 20, 2004

As a senior staff member, are you obligated to get involved when a co-worker is disruptive, negative, and otherwise causing problems within the organization?

Career Q&A: Leaving the nonprofit sector

Written By: Michael Mayne and Natasha Hargovan
November 15, 2004

Thinking about making a move to the for-profit sector? Here are some things to think about before you make your decision.

Career Q&A: When and how to write a thank-you letter after the interview

Written By: Alan Kearns
November 1, 2004

We've all been told that it's important to follow up with a thank-you letter after a job interview. But when is the right time to send that letter and what should it say?

Career Q&A: Dealing with salary ranges when job hunting

Written By: Michael Mayne
October 18, 2004

It can be frustrating when a job ad doesn't include a salary range. Here's how to conduct your own research.

Character in fundraising - Principle number seven: Be Socratic

Written By: Roger Richard Breault
September 27, 2004

This is the sixth in a series of articles about the seven character traits to develop to become an effective fundraiser. This week: Be Socratic.

Career Q&A: Dealing with board members who try to micromanage

Written By: Michael Mayne
September 20, 2004

It can be a delicate balance for staff to work with board members. But what do you do when board members are micromanaging your job?

Career Q&A: Handling the first few minutes of an interview

Written By: Alan Kearns
September 6, 2004

The beginning of an interview can sometimes be a little awkward. Follow these tips to get things off on the right foot.

Character in fundraising - Principle number six: Persuasiveness

Written By: Roger Richard Breault
August 23, 2004

This is the sixth in a series of articles about the seven character traits to develop to become an effective fundraiser. This week: being persuasive.

Career Q&A: Conducting a successful interview

Written By: Michael Mayne
August 16, 2004

Found yourself on the other side of the hiring desk? Follow these tips to conduct a successful job interview.

Career Q&A: The importance of having a job description

Written By: Alan Kearns
August 3, 2004

Don't have a written job description for your work? Here's why you should be worried.

Character in fundraising - Principle number five: Efficiency

Written By: Roger Richard Breault
July 26, 2004

This is the fifth in a series of articles about the seven character traits to develop to become an effective fundraiser. This week: being efficient.

Career Q&A: How to handle being fired

Written By: Michael Mayne
July 19, 2004

Being fired from a job is a difficult and demoralizing experience. Find out how to bounce back quickly by following these tips.

Career Q&A: Job hunting in another country

Written By: Alan Kearns
July 5, 2004

Not sure what to say when an employer asks you for your salary expectations? Our Career Q&A columnist provides some advice.

Character in fundraising - Principle number four: Direction

Written By: Roger Richard Breault
June 28, 2004

This is the fourth in a series of articles about the seven character traits to develop to become an effective, fundraiser. This week: having direction.

Career Q&A: Making the most of networking

Written By: Michael Mayne
June 21, 2004

Struggling to find success in your job search despite great credentials? It might be time to tap into your network.

Career Q&A: Things to consider before quitting your job

Written By: Michael Mayne
June 7, 2004

Thinking about quitting your job? Don't hand in your notice until you read this article.

Character in fundraising - Principle number three: Self-confidence

Written By: Roger Richard Breault
May 25, 2004

This is the third in a series of articles about the seven character traits to develop to become an effective, fundraiser. This week: have self-confidence.

Am I a workaholic?

Written By: Teresa Howe
May 17, 2004

A self-evaluation checklist to determine whether you are a workaholic.

Character in fundraising - Principle number two: Fervency

Written By: Roger Richard Breault
April 19, 2004

This is the second in a series of articles about the seven character traits to develop to become an effective, fundraiser. This week: be fervent.