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

Author: Meg Busse; Steven Joiner
Publisher: New York : Hundreds of Heads Books, 2010.
Series: Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides.
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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  Read more...
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Busse, Meg.
Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers.
New York : Hundreds of Heads Books, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Meg Busse; Steven Joiner
ISBN: 9781933512204 1933512202
OCLC Number: 781491919
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages).
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; Introduction Opening thoughts: Why do you want to work in the nonprofit sector anyway?; Chapter One What exactly is a nonprofit? (The answer will surprise you); Chapter Two Balancing act: The psychology of the job search 27by Kelley Carmichael Casey, PsyD, Career Counselorand Cathy Wasserman, Lmsw, Career, Executive, and Depth Coach; Chapter Three Self and career assessment: The foundation of a successful job search and career 36by Cathy Wasserman, Lmsw, Career, Executive, and Depth Coach and David Schachter, Assistant Dean for Ca. Chapter Four Networking: Is it really all about who you know? Yes. Chapter Five Become a stronger candidate: Nine ways to get out and involved; Chapter Six Tools for the job search: Researching all the opportunities in your chosen location; Chapter Seven Does your work work for you? Evaluating organizational culture; Chapter Eight Presenting yourself on paper: Resumes and cover letters 125by David Schachter, Assistant Dean for Career Services and ExperientialLearning at Nyu's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Pu. Chapter Nine Presenting yourself in person: Interviews and first impressions 149by David Schachter, Assistant Dean for Career Services and ExperientialLearning at Nyu's Robert F. Wagner Graduate SchooChapter Ten Closing the deal: Understanding benefits and the art of negotiation; Chapter Eleven Staying ready: A career search doesn't end when you get a job; Chapter Twelve Nonprofit hiring practices: The challenges of the job market; Chapter Thirteen It's not what you think: Dispelling some misconceptions about the nonprofit world. Chapter Fourteen Starting your own nonprofit: Five tips, one warning, and eleven first steps 204by Put Barber, Senior Researcher, Idealist.org, and Editor of the Nonprofit Faqconclusion Closing thoughts: Know yourself, the sector, and the points of synergy; Appendix One Nonprofitspeak 101: A primer on the nonprofit sector's vocabulary 223by Put Barber, Senior Researcher, Idealist.org, and Editor of the Nonprofit Faq.
Series Title: Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides.

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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 strengthen your job search. Written by nonprofit career experts, The Idealist Guide is designed to be easily accessible.

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